After we’ve seen the market being flooded with 7 and 8 inch tablets last year, Samsung and other big players of the tablet market seem to be ready to create a new niche, for the customers who want tablets with even bigger displays. According to a report from The Korea Economic Daily, the first 12-inch tablet developed by Samsung will be ready to debut sometime in October, just in time for the Christmas shopping fever.
The list of technical specifications is yet unknown, but the rumors talk about a tablet that borrows some of Nexus 10’s treats, like the display resolution. Surprisingly enough, sources say that the new tablet will not be part of the Galaxy Tab line-up, which means that Samsung will either create a new brand (to reflect the multimedia advantages of high-resolution display), or the 12 incher will be a member of the Galaxy Note family, so we should also expect an S Pen stylus to be shipped with it.
Anyway, if the 12-inch Samsung tablet sees the light of day, it will not be the biggest on the market, as Toshiba announced in June a 13.3-inch model, running Android. Moreover, the rumor mill speculates that Apple will also launch an oversized iPad, named iPad Max. The iOS-powered tablet will reportedly pack a 12.9-inch display and it should be a competitor for the ultrabook systems, boasting about improved portability and better battery stamina.
Even though there are no leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 12 (let’s call it this way) technical specifications, we can already guess what will be the hardware platform of the new comer, given that it is supposed to be a premium product. Therefore, besides the 2560 x 1600 pixels display, the Galaxy Note 12 might also come with a Snapdragon 800 chipset or with Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 5420 SoC.
Since the rumor mill says that the Galaxy Note 3 will have 3 GB of RAM, also expect the same amount of RAM to be fitted inside the 12 incher, along with 16/32/64 GB of internal storage, expandable using microSD cards. If the report is accurate and the 12-inch Samsung tablet will be announced in October, then it will most likely run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, customized with Sammy’s TouchWiz Nature UX interface.