To optimize the viewing experience, Samsung has also equipped the Tab S with an adaptive display, which will change the white balance of the tablet based on the ambient light. The screen claims to have less reflectivity in bright sunlight.
Samsung's Adaptive Display technology changes the screen's saturation and brightness while certain apps are being used, and an RGB sensor detects ambient light to adjust white balance on the fly. The Tab S also claims to be capable of supporting 11 hours of 1080p video playback.
Samsung also claims to have pumped up the picture quality by bringing a wider color range to the screen than the company's preceding devices. HD quality has also been announced to address the burgeoning Netflix and YouTube generation.
"It portrays the true colors that content creators intended," Michael Abary, a senior vice president at Samsung Electronics America.
I'm just happy to see them competing in the marketplace rather than in the courtroom. This can only be good news for consumers.
@AZskibum, I totally agree with you that it will benefit the consumers in the end. Competition will force Apple to reduce the prices of its products because Samsung is offering very good features at minimal cost.
Resolution may not be any problem for the size of the screen. Better color and reduction of glare might actually be a more attractive features. In addition, to extend battery life will likely get a boost of attraction. What would Apple do to further reduce the power consumption?
I agree. Those who are choosing iPad over Samsung aren't going to change their mind because Samsung's tablet has a slightly larger screen and slightly higher resolution. A significantly lower price for Android alternatives is probably one of the larger factors in Apple's descreasing market share in the tablet market, but these tablets are priced similarly to Apple's.
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