This Apple vs Samsung court case that’s raging in the US is spilling secrets and confidential plans all over the place, with the latest concerning Samsung’s plans for a giant HD tablet.
Samsung has something of a ‘throw everything at the wall and see what sticks’ approach to tablet design. It’s produced 7-inch devices as well as 7.7-inch, 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch form factors in its bid to strike a winning tablet formula.
It seems we can add yet another uniquely sized tablet to the Samsung range. According to court documents, the manufacturing giant is developing an 11.8-inch device with a 2560 x 1600 screen. That’s double the resolution of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Slide that figure into a pixel density calculator and you reach just under 256 ppi – practically the same ‘Retina display’ resolution as the latest iPad.
The question is, do people want a tablet that’s even bigger than the iPad when current trends seem to point to a shrinking of the tablet format? 10.1-inch Android tablets don’t seem to have taken off, so would a bigger screen really make a difference?
The Google Nexus 7 has arguably been the biggest Android tablet hit yet at 7-inches, and it falls into line with the similarly popular (in the US) and same-sized Amazon Kindle Fire. Even Apple is reportedly readying a mini-iPad of some sort.
We may have confirmation of Samsung’s super-sized plans at a mid-August show in New York, which could also throw up a revised Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Via: The Verge