Samsung is getting ready to battle two upcoming tablets that have been huge hits: the Nexus 7 and iPad mini.
The two tablets are expected to be updated with higher resolution displays than the current versions feature. The Nexus 7 has a 7-inch IPS (in plane switching) 1280 X 800 216ppi (pixels per inch) display, while the iPad mini has a 7.9-inch IPS (in plane switching) 1024 x 768 163ppi (pixels per inch) display.
Samsung knows that Apple and Google will be releasing updated models of probably the two most popular tablets on the market. The Nexus 7 easily trumps the iPad mini's display, but Apple is expected to release the iPad mini 2 with a Retina-Display (finally) and Google is expected to offer an updated Nexus 7 tablet with a full HD display. Samsung does not want to lose any more market share; it might own the smartphone market, but it certainly is behind Apple and others in the tablet space.
One way Samsung is going to try and remedy that is by offering a new Galaxy Tab with an 8-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 FULL HD display. Samsung is expected to unveil this tablet at IFA 2013 in Berlin from Sept. 6 through 11. Samsung is hoping to beat both Apple and Google to the market with a small-sized tablet with screen resolutions matching or exceeding their larger counterparts. Smaller tablets have grown in popularity due to their low cost and being more portable than full-sized tablets.
Samsung is going to have a busy IFA 2013; the company is also expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet at the show, and now we can expect a new 8-inch HD display tablet from Samsung as well.