Samsung’s expanding its expansionism by creating a super-sized tablet, according to a rumour out of Taiwan. The Korean company is taking its successful screen-increasing phone strategy and applying it to slates, according to Digitimes, by making a 12.2-inch tablet.
The mega-tab will go into production towards the end of the year, sources in the Taiwanese supply chain reckon, with a new film-based capacitive touch layer from China’s Shenzhen O-film Tech.
Samsung been at the forefront of screen inflation with its ever-expanding Galaxy S series and gigantic Galaxy Notes — phones so big people started calling them ‘phablets’.
It’s current tablets include the 8- and 10-inch Galaxy Tabs and the Galaxy Note 10.1, a stylus-focused high-end slate that slammed down in the UK recently for £480.
That considerable sum bags you some top-end componentry, however, with a 2,560×1,600-pixel screen, an eight-core chip and 3GB of RAM — not to mention a snazzy leather-effect back.The company also debuted the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Kids last week, a colourful £199 gadget with a child-friendly interface and a chunky C Pen for doodling and colouring in.
If I was a betting man I’d wager the new 12.2-inch tablet — if indeed it’s a real gadget and not just someone pulling our legs — will sit at the top of its Tab range, with highfalutin specs, Android 4.4 KitKat and a price tag to match.
Are you reading this on your measly 10-inch tablet and thinking, “I wish I had 2.2 more inches of screen real estate”? Is Samsung’s super-sizing strategy getting silly? Expand your mind in our comments section below, or over on our ever-expanding Facebook page.