The mega-tab will go into production towards the end of the year, sources in the Taiwanese supply chain reckon, with a new film-based capacitive touch layer from China’s Shenzhen O-film Tech.
Samsung’s been at the forefront of screen inflation with its ever-expanding Galaxy S series and gigantic Galaxy Notes — phones so big people started calling them ‘phablets’.
Its current tablets include the 8- and 10-inch Galaxy Tabs and the Galaxy Note 10.1, a stylus-focused high-end slate that slammed down in the UK recently for £480. That considerable sum bags you some top-end componentry, however, with a 2,560×1,600-pixel screen, an eight-core chip and 3GB of RAM — not to mention a snazzy leather-effect back.
Are you reading this on your measly 10-inch tablet and thinking, “I wish I had 2.2 more inches of screen real estate”? Is Samsung’s super-sizing strategy getting silly? Expand your mind in our comments section below.