Fresh reports have emerged that indicate Samsung is indeed working on a 12-inch tablet.
to a report
by The Korea Economic Daily that cites industry sources, Samsung is
now working on a 12-inch tablet, which will of course be the biggest
screen size yet on a Samsung tablet. The report claims that the alleged
12-inch tablet PC is expected to use Samsung display's LCD panel while
it is likely to have a higher than full-HD resolution.
also mentions that the exact launch date is not confirmed but the
12-inch tablet PC can be expected as soon as this October.
by Digitimes cited sources from the upstream supply chain to claim that
both Apple and Samsung are developing tablets with a 12-inch or larger
display. The report added that other vendors are not considering
entering the segment as 9-inch and 10-inch devices are suffering from
poor sales, and only the 7-inch devices are seeing any kind of traction.
July, @evleaks had posted the specifications of Samsung SM-P900, a 12.2-inch device that would
boast of a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels and be powered by an Exynos
Octa 5 processor. The device also supports the S-Pen, Samsung's stylus
solution for its Note series tablets and phablets. Another technology
site also published specifications of the alleged 12.2-inch variant of
the Samsung tablet dubbed as SM-P900. The site suggested that the
SM-P900 tablet will run Android 4.2.
Previously, a report in the
Korean media mentioned that Samsung Display and Sharp will supply about 2.5 million
12.2-inch panels to Samsung Electronics for a new device. The report had
claimed that the displays would be made by Sharp and will be based on
IGZO (Indum-Gallium Zinc Oxide) technology. It said that Samsung was
likely to launch the tablet in the third quarter of 2013.