To attract a fresh set of audience towards the ailing tablet category, Samsung is reportedly developing a new device with massive 18.4-inch display. The new Android-based tablet will be made suitable for schools, offices and even living rooms.
The Korean tech giant hasn't confirmed the existence of the mammoth tablet, but it has been learnt that the device has been codenamed as Tahoe, according to an exclusive SamMobile report.
SamMobile has many details about the upcoming tablet. Tahoe's 18.4-inch display will reportedly feature 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and the device will include a 5,700mAh battery, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2.1MP front snapper. The low screen resolution does not add up quite well. Considering the large real estate, the images are expected to look grainy. Comparatively, Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2-inch tablet boasts 2560x1600 pixels.
Coming to the tablet's outlook, SamMobile reported that the device measures 17.8 inches width-wise, 10.8 inches height-wise and sports less than half an inch of thickness.
Under the hood, Samsung's 18.4-inch tablet is said to be powered by a 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB internal space with microSD card expansion of up to 128GB.
With all the specs in hand, the main question is when Samsung will release this giant tablet. According to CNET, the upcoming IFA event in Berlin next month appears to be a good time but this can be treated as mere speculation. If the tablet is really in the works, we might see the device sooner or later. At least, Samsung might tease the tablet if it is planning a release anytime soon.
In other news, Samsung is also planning to release another 12-inch tablet with high-resolution display and Windows 10 OS, GforGames reports. Other details include a 13nm Intel Core M chipset, 4GB RAM and S Pen. There is no information on the release date of the Windows-based tablet as yet, but it could mean Samsung has these devices in the pipeline.