Samsung seems to be upping the ante in the race for better visuals on tablets as a prototype was spotted sporting a 4k display recently.
The image taken from a demonstration by Orange at the French Open depicts a tablet of Samsung design streaming video over LTE. TechRadar reports that the device was streaming 720p quality video and when comparing the size of other windows that were opened up, it can be ascertained that the resolution was 4096×2160. A size estimation places the slate at about 12-inches, which suggests a possible new lineup of tablets some time in the future. An impressive feature of this device would be its pixel density, which stands at an approximate 380 pixels per inch (ppi), higher than that of the current 2k display tablets such as the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 which stands at 359 ppi. Reports have also stated that the prototype is running on a Snapdragon 801 processor, although some suggest an upgrade to the in the works Snapdragon 805 given the large resolution involved.
The prototype of the 4k display tablet shows that Samsung is intent on pushing the boundaries on display clarity. This device comes at a time when Samsung has released a host of 2k resolution tablets in the forms of the Galaxy Tab Pro series and soon, its range of AMOLED display tablets with the Galaxy Tab S Series. The fact that Samsung was able to whip up a prototype just for a demonstration shows that they have been working on the 4k display technology for a while now.It seems we may not have to wait too long to see tablets with unparalleled visual clarity from Samsung.