The epic Apple vs. Samsung patent trial has begun in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The celebrated patent case led to the banning of the sales in the US of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple claims that the design patents for the iPad are being applied on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung, in turn, refutes the allegation and claims the design to be “generic.”
Court documents that are made public reveal that the Korean manufacturing giant is working on a tablet bearing the codename “P10.” The latest tablet innovation from Samsung is reported to sport Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity plus an extra-large 11.8-inch Retina display at a resolution pixel of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) and pixel density of 256 ppi. The rumored tablet is decidedly larger than the iPad which comes only at a 264 ppi pixel density, 2048 x 1536 resolution, and a 9.5 inch screen.
Samsung is known as one of the world’s biggest providers of AMOLEDs and LCDs. It is not far-fetched for the company to jump on the Retina display bandwagon, especially for its Galaxy lineup.
Industry aficionados are not pegging their hopes for the release of the high-resolution “P10” within the year. But the August 15th scheduled reveal of the next US Galaxy device and the worldwide launch of the Galaxy Note 2 phablet at IFA 2012 later in the month might just include yet another announcement in August of another highly-innovative product.