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Samsung Building New 10-inch and 12-Inch Tablets


Samsung may be preparing to roll out two new tablets in the near future, expanding its range of touchscreen devices with 10-inch and 12.2-inch displays. The news comes from prolific Twitter leaker @evleakswho’s pretty trustworthy when it comes to this kind of thing. It also shouldn’t really surprise anyone at this point to learn that Samsung is preparing to launch even more devices – it has a tablet or phone available in almost every possible screen size.

Let’s break down these two claims separately. First, there’s the larger 12.2 inch tablet, which fits in with industry rumors that everyone—even Apple—is experimenting with larger touch screens. After all, the 7-inch market has been such a success so why not experiment with a 12-inch device? Samsung’s model reportedly boasts some solid specs, including an octo-core Exynos 5 Octa processor and the S Pen, which means it could be a Galaxy Note tablet.

Then there’s the 10-inch SM-P600 with a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution. The rumored device could either be another run-of-the-mill Samsung tablet, or it just might be the new Nexus 10, a refreshed model of the original tablet that sported a dual-core processor and the same 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. Google SVP Sundar Pichai confirmed the device last week, when he revealed that it will launch in the “near future,” so it makes sense that the device would already be in development.

Samsung’s next big event is expected to take place around Sept. 4 in Berlin during the annual IFA expo. The company will likely use the opportunity to unveil the highly anticipated Galaxy Note III, but it’s also possible that these two new tablets might make an appearance as well.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...