Samsung Will Be Forced By Supply Shortages To Make Galaxy Tab 10.1 Thicker Than iPad 2

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Remember when Samsung announced that their then-upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet would be a smidge thinner than the iPad 2? And remember when someone actually looked at the Galaxy Tab 10.1 prototypeand found out it was actually thicker than the iPad 2?

Confusing, right? But it’s about to get even more confusing: while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is just a hair thinner than the iPad 2 right now, Samsung will likely be forced to make it thicker than the iPad 2 in order to get around supply shortages. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will soon be both thicker and thinner than the iPad 2 at the same time!

The problem? For the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung’s been using a thin GFI display so far, but due to supply shortages, they’ll soon have to adopt a 40 percent thicker panel that has 40% lower light transmittance too.

Starting soon, Samsung might be selling two Galaxy Tab 10.1’s: the Galaxy Tab Thin, and the Galaxy Tab Fat. Let’s hope they at least knock the price down on the fat version.