A Closer Look at Samsung’s PenTile Tablet Display

We just completed a media tour in New York City earlier this month, where we demonstrated a highly promising WQXGA PenTile RGBW display prototype for tablets. The PenTile tablet display is one of our most compelling new technologies, with a 2560 x 1600 resolution on a 10.1 inch screen. We’re talking desktop monitor quality compressed into a tablet-sized screen.

It doesn’t stop there.  Along with its crisp resolution,  the PenTile display consumes up to 40 percent less power than the equivalent resolution RGB stripe LCD screens using state of the art technology. Typically, displays are the component that consumes the most energy while a tablet is running.

With a pixel density of 300 dpi, the PenTile panel is ideal for applications that require extraordinary image and text clarity, such as magazines and books viewed on tablets. It’s also able to provide full HD-viewing performance with 600 nit resolution.

The ingenuity behind this display lies in our PenTile RGBW technology. Unlike traditional LCD displays that squeeze in more pixels for higher resolution, PenTile technology uses larger subpixels – the bits that compose the RGB stripe of the LCD – and replaces them with white subpixels, delivering higher brightness and sharpness.

Check out Joel Pollack’s explanation of our PenTile RGBW tablet display to Corrine Iozzio of Popular Science. Also, feel free to visit Joel’s blog and check out his post for additional information on PenTile technology.


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[This blog has been updated to reflect more specific information. 07/11/2011 – “…the PenTile display consumes up to 40 percent less power than equivalent resolution RGB stripe LCD screens, using state of the art technology. Typically, displays are the component that consumes the most energy while a tablet is running.”]