Rumor: 12-inch Samsung tablet in the works, could arrive in October

August 19, 2013
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In the smartphone world, picking up a handset with a massive display size seems to be the trendy thing to do. For tablets, it’s the opposite story.

As 7 and 8-inch tablets continue to gain traction, the 10-inch form factor seems to be losing some of its steam. Does that mean that manufacturers are no longer interested in pushing the limits on tablet display size? Apparently not, as evidence continues to pile up suggesting that Samsung has a 12-inch Android tablet in the works.

We first heard about the possibility of a 12-inch (or 12.2-inch?) Android-powered Sammy tablet back in June, when Korean-based ET News reported that the massive tab would feature an impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution. Besides the resolution, all we knew at the time was that the tablet allegedly would arrive in the not-too-distant future.

Fast-forwarding a bit, we’ve now seen at least two reports that seemingly confirm the tablet’s existence – and its resolution.

Even though a 12-inch tablet might not be welcome by the average Joe, it could certainly prove to be a popular device among certain professional and niche consumer circles.

Adding additional fuel to this rumor’s flame, today we present a report claiming that not only is Samsung readying a 12-inch (or higher) Android tablet, it is also speculated that the tablet could arrive in October. The latest word comes from Korea Economic Daily, citing industry sources.

Beyond the tablet’s resolution and possible release timeframe, we really don’t know much else about the device. We can tell you that some reports say that the tablet might end up as part of the Galaxy Note family, which would mean including a stylus of sorts.

Are rumors of a 12-inch Android tablet believable?

How likely are the rumors of a 12-plus-inch Samsung Android tablet? While speculation is certainly advised until we have more concrete information, we have to say that nothing we’ve heard about this tablet sounds terribly unbelievable.

Samsung seems more than willing to experiment with different sizes and form factors, and even though a 12-inch tablet might not be welcome by the average Joe, it could certainly prove to be a popular device among certain professional and niche consumer circles.

What do you think, would you be interested in a 12-inch tablet, or is the size just too large?

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