Samsung Galaxy Tablets Still Growing Larger, Shows LeakBy: Sean Patterson - May 13, 2014
Samsung’s quest to offer a mobile Galaxy-branded device in every conceivable size category is continuing apace. GSMArena this week reported that Samsung is preparing three new tablet devices in a variety of sizes.
The report’s unnamed source revealed that the largest of these tablets has a whopping 13.3-inch display. This display size matches the one Asus chose for its dual-OS hybrid tablet/notebook Transformer Book that it announced back in January.
Samsung’s new larger mega-tablet will reportedly have a high 2560 x 1600 WQXGA resolution LCD display and will come in both 3G and WI-FI-only versions. The tablet is currently nicknamed “Warhol,” though GSMArena believes it will be part of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab lineup.
The other two tablets leaked in the report have 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch displays. They are also said to have WQXGA-resolution displays, though they are likely to have Super AMOLED displays instead of the Warhol’s LCD.
This new mega-tablet is likely to take the title of largest Samsung tablet from the Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO that Samsung announced at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. Those tablets have 12.2-inch displays and also feature WQXGA resolutions.
Though Samsung’s larger Galaxy Note smartphones have been a hit for the past two years, it is unclear that these larger tablet sizes are what the tablet market really wants. An insider report from March pointed out that, while Samsung is aiming these larger tablets at the enterprise market, there are plenty of less expensive (the Galaxy TabPRO retails for $650) and more capable solutions at that screen size. This is particularly true for Chromebooks, which have become one of the best-selling types of notebooks over the past year. Also, despite the extra business-ready software that Samsung includes in these tablets, notebooks are still far better for the productivity that businesses need.
This could be the reason that Apple has reportedly put the release of its rumored mega-iPad on hold. The company was reportedly unable to get developers on-board with the larger screen size.
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