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Samsung Developing its Biggest Tablet Yet at 12-Inches

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

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.


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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...


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