Samsung to launch AMOLED tablets at New York event in June

Samsung Electronics will launch new tablets with active matrix organic light emitting (AMOLED) displays at a New York event in June reports ZDNet Korea's Cho Mu-hyun.

According to the The Korea Times, the Korean electronics giant will hold an “Unpack Event” on June 12 at New York.

"Samsung will release OLED tablets with two screen sizes ― 8.4 and 10.5 inches ― at the event," said the media, citing a source familiar with the plan.  Products will also have finger print recognition capabilities.  Samsung Display will provide the AMOLED tablets.

Senior executives will reportedly attend the event. A separate press conference on future business strategies will be held on June 10, the report said.

The Korean technology giant launched a 7.7-inch tablet with AMOLED display in 2012 but it didn’t impress the market.

Samsung’s mobile boss J.K. Shin has earlier vowed the company will overtake Apple in tablets by 2015.  According to the report, Shin was in the US with company vice chairman, Jay Lee, for talks with Cisco and Verizon.

Strategy Analytics, a market research agency, said Apple took 28.9 percent global market share in the first quarter of the year, while Samsung secured 22.6 percent.


Source: ZDNet Korea (