Samsung Readying Two High-end Tablets with 2560 x 1600 Displays
The infamous leaker @evleaks has got his hands on new and fresh details about what it seems to be the most powerful Samsung tablet of the year. We are talking about a 12.2-inch slate that is underpinned by the company’s proprietary eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset, going by the codename of SM-P900.
Moreover, the same source claims hat the mysterious Samsung SM-P900 will also come with S-Pen stylus support and that it will boast 3 GB f RAM and an impressive screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. It’s been a while since the South Korean company launched a powerful terminal and I can’t help but wonder whether the Samsung SM-P900 will be a member of the Galaxy Note family, given that it comes with an S-Pen stylus.
Besides the SM-P900 model, @evleaks has also revealed some details about another Sammy tablet, condenamed P-600. Just like the SM-P900 model, the P-600 will pack a display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.
The later model has a 10.1-inch display and it’s underpinned by Qualcomm’s mighty Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. The Samsung P-600 might be the successor of the Nexus 10, as the stock Android flavoured 10.1-inch tablet was recently confirmed by Google’s Android, Chrome, and Google Apps head, Sundar Pichai.
Even though there’s no mentioning in @evleaks’ reports the processing unit underpinning the Samsung SM-P900 might be the freshly launched Exynso 5420 unit, a new chipset model meant to fix some problems of the Exynos 5410 and in the same time come with a boost in terms of performance.
On the other hand, it’s nice to see that Samsung and Google agreed that the Nexus 10 should be powered by a Qualcomm chipset. The first generation Nexus 10 had the likes of becoming a popular tablet, but many customers avoided purchasing it because of its Exynos 5 Dual SoC. Moreover, the processing unit came undocumented, giving the third-party ROM developers real troubles providing decent support for custom ROMs for the Nexus 10.
It will be interesting to see the whole Nexus line-up being underpinned by Qualcomm chipsets. The first one was the Nexus 4, powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC, then the Nexus 7 ditched the Tegra 3 for the same quad-core S4 Pro chipset found underneath the Nexus 4. Now it looks like it’s time for the Nexus 10 to leave the Exynos 5 Dual behind for the more powerful and more popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.