Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 differs than the other Pros by sporting a PenTile LCD display
Some content might as well look more pixelated no matter the resolution
Just two days ago, Samsung announced its new line of Pro tablets that rock impressive 2560×1600 pixels high-resolution screens; however it seems that one of the devices might differ from the others. An interesting detail just surfaced, suggesting that Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is a bit less sharp than the other crew members. In fact, the tablet features a Pentile RGBW screen that is the same Super LCD display from Samsung Note 10.1 2014 Edition.
This leads us to the logical question that every end user would ask is would that be a big deal in terms of the display’s image quality?
As every screen is consistent of pixels, the usual LCD displays come with red, green and blue sub pixels that create the whole pixel, meaning those LCD displays are respectively red-green-blue RGB. Unlike the RGB screen, the Pentile RGBW in Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has an additional white pixel. Those are usually added in order to achieve higher brightness, as the white sub pixels take the role of filter that lets more backlight in.
This tech has as much advantages as disadvantages- although the white pixels improve the screen with better outdoor visibility, the RGBW has less sub pixels as white doesn’t qualify as a color. This means that some content might as well look more pixelated no matter the resolution.
In plain English, this layout doesn’t offer the same sharpness that the RGB does.
Well, since we have a 10.1-incher with 2560×1600 pixels of resolution, the difference won’t be that noticeable unless you have the knack for picking out individual pixels. Either way, the great resolution offers great image quality that would make it up for the lack of sharpness the other Pro members have.
Source: +Erica Griffin