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We rarely used to come across decently looking and decently specced gadgets over in “Shanzhai Land”, but something’s changed of late. We don’t know if it’s because the Mayan end of the world is nearing or just due to the planets aligning in some bizarre way, but one thing is clear – awesome Android-based devices are coming in flocks from China.

chuwi-v99

We have two Android-based tablets released that can compete with the new iPad at least in terms of the screens’ resolutions. The Cube U9GT 5 and Chuwi V99 are as exotic as they are hard to find, but if you’re not fazed with the possible poor build quality of Chinese tabs coming from no-name companies, you should be happy to hear about their existence.

samsung Galaxy-Note-2-mock-up

Mockup by GSMArena The display of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S3, hovers just over the 300+ PPI (pixel per inch) mark, which, according to Steve Jobs himself, is enough for people to not be able to distinguish the individual pixels. Apple later backtracked and started releasing “Retina displays” with only 264 PPI for the new iPad, and only 220 PPI for the new Macbook Pro, claiming that the difference in viewing distance compensates for the smaller pixel density. But Samsung is planning to make displays that are a lot sharper than the iPhone’s Retina. Thanks to advancements in in the…

LG Display 440 ppi panel

When it comes to marketing, Apple has certainly capitalized on the Retina Display, featured on both the iPhone 4S and the iPad 3. But there are a bunch of displays out there that, at least in theory, are far more capable than that. Last year, Toshiba showcased a splendid 6.1-inch screen with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution and 498 ppi pixel density. But before the Japanese had the chance to release their creation, LG Display has unveiled a similarly “endowed” display. With 1920 x 1080 resolution and 440 ppi pixel density, the new Full HD LCD panel from LG measures 5 inches…

pixel qi display

The Adam tablet from Notion Ink is probably the only (sort of) well-known device on the market today that sports a Pixel Qi screen. Nevertheless, we’ve been having the feeling for a while that the California-based startup is preparing something big. That something big has just been revealed to be its next generation of displays, which the company claims are “better than iPad 3 displays”. That is a truly bold statement, considering the fact that Apple’s latest tablet sports a pretty phenomenal 9.7-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology, an impressive 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution, and a pixel density of…

ipad retina

I know that a few of you out there honestly believe tablets are really all about the software and the tasks it makes easier to accomplish. But I definitely know more people that are interested more in the display than anything else. Independent on where you stand on the matter, you might have found out that the amazing Retina display of Apple’s new iPad is, in fact, manufactured by Samsung, the biggest competitor to Apple when it comes to the number of smartphones and tablets they sell. So, the question arises: why doesn’t Samsung release a competing Android tablet with…