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Samsung Working on 11.8-inch Retina Tablet Codenamed “P10”

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Samsung must really be trying to create a tablet with every conceivable screen size. Ok — I stole that line from our editor-in-chief Sean Aune, but recent court documents revealed in the ongoing case beween Apple and Samsung in the United States have revealed that the South Korea-based firm is working on a new 11.8-inch tablet codenamed “P10.”

According to The Verge, which obtained the documents, Samsung’s new tablet is expected to pack a 2560 x 1600 display with a 256 pixels-per inch (ppi) pixel density and offer support for LTE connectivity. By comparison, however, the Retina display on an iPhone 4S has a pixel density of 326ppi. The sharp display would certainly offer a stellar web browsing and movie-watching experience, although we’re not so sure we dig the potential 11.8-inch screen size. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 already seems big enough.

We’re also guessing this is an Android tablet (the other alternative could be Windows 8) because the court mentions the supported screen resolutions for Android Honeycomb. Obviously, however, the “P10” — or Galaxy Tab 11.8 — would launch with either Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean.

Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the device sometime this year, which means it’s possible that we could hear more about it during the IFA trade show in Berlin at the end of August — which we’ll be attending — or even during Samsung’s press conference in New York City on August 15th.

[via The Verge]


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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...