Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition has a PenTile RGBW LCD display

The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a dream come true for everyone wanting a Samsung tablet with a high-resolution display (the Nexus 10 doesn’t count as it isn’t available everywhere, and also because it doesn’t have some of Samsung’s unique software features). Sporting a 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution, it looks like the new 10.1 Note’s display will be extra bright as well, as Samsung has reportedly used an LCD display with a PenTile RGBW pixel arrangement.

Don’t worry, the words PenTile here don’t mean you’ll have a less sharp and clear display, as PenTile RGBW consists of the standard red, green, and blue subpixels. However, there’s also a W, or white, subpixel added in between the standard subpixels, which is devoid of any color filtering and simply exists for letting the backlight come through. The result? A display that is around 30 percent brighter than usual, while consuming the same or lower power than RGB displays (the latter in the Note 10.1′s case).

Looks like the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition won’t disappoint anyone when it comes to the display quality, and for the high-end hardware it carries, we wouldn’t want it any other way. Right?


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3 years 7 months ago

30% brighter than before but, 50% less pixels, so its another note 10.1 with 1280*800 like last year version…

3 years 7 months ago


Each pixels contains 4 sub-pixels..

Read carefully before you type.

3 years 7 months ago

This is incorrect.

From the wiki article on PenTile (the RGBW Section):

“The layout uses one third fewer subpixels for the same resolution as the RGB stripe (RGB-RGB) layout, in spite of having four color primaries instead of the conventional three, using subpixel rendering combined with metamer rendering.”

From the Android Authority post on the 10.1 2014 and its PenTile display:

“Typically, each pixel on an RGB LCD display is made of three stripes of equal size of the three colored subpixels. In the Note 10.1 2014, the setup is a little different: each pixel is made of just two subpixels: either a red and a green one, or a blue and a white one.”

The RGBW layout has only two subpixels per pixel. So while a RGB 2560×1600 screen would have 2560*1600*3=12288000 subpixels, the Note 10.1 2014 edition would have 2560*1600*2=8192000 subpixels.

3 years 7 months ago

Nonsense; S3 has pentile display (720×1280), its still much sharper than RGB of S2 (480×800) and S2s screen isnt even 50% smaller (pixel wise) than S3s, so please stop making conclussions if device wasnt even released, 300ppi on TABLET even with pentile screen will be super sharp, because i guess nobody uses their tablet on less than 10cm from face (even 10.1) – 10cm is waaaay too much even for 4 inch phone^^

3 years 7 months ago

can you read????
2560 x 1600-pixel resolution