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Samsung Developing its Biggest Tablet Yet at 12-Inches

by Jacob Kleinman | August 19, 2013August 19, 2013 1:00 pm PST

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Keyboard

Samsung may be preparing to release its biggest tablet ever, according to a new report from The Korea Economic Daily. According to industry sources, the South Korean company is currently developing a 12-inch slate, while Samsung’s largest mobile device currently measures just 11.6-inches diagonally.

The move would go against the recent trend towards smaller 7-inch tablets, including Apple’s iPad Mini to Google’s Nexus 7, but Samsung has never been afraid to push the boundaries in order to offer a new screen size. Economic Daily¬†adds that the 12-inch device would likely come equipped with the company’s own LCD panels, and could offer the same pixel resolution as the smaller Nexus 10, which Samsung also manufactures.¬†

Despite the growing popularity of smaller tablets, Samsung isn’t the only industry leader experimenting with larger displays. In a report last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was experimenting with an iPad measuring under 13-inches. At the time we discounted the rumor, but if Samsung finds success with a bigger tablet we wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple follow suit soon afterward.

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...