Samsung may be cooking up 12-inch beast of a Windows 10 tablet
For a growing number of users, tablets have evolved past their early roles as “big smartphones” or media-consumption devices, to threaten to replace traditional laptops, offering the kind of specs, software features, and app compatibility that were once only within reach of mainstream computers. That trend’s only promising to continue as we look forward to some big, powerful hardware from major players: Apple may finally be nearly ready to give us the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and Microsoft’s old Surface Pro 3 could be just about to welcome its successor. There might be another productivity-sized tablet on the horizon that could give those two some serious competition, with rumors of a nicely equipped Windows 10 12-incher from Samsung.
So far we haven’t heard too much, but the details that have been mentioned sound promising. Those include a 12-inch OLED screen with either a 2560 x 1600 or 4K-class 3840 x 2400 resolution, a 14nm Intel Core M processor, 4GB of RAM, and maybe even support for the Note’s S Pen.
All that’s supposed to fit in a tablet that measures just 6.2mm thick, suggesting that Samsung’s also placing a premium on aesthetics and a sleek, professional design. We haven’t heard anything yet about pricing or launch plans, but we’d love to bump into this guy at IFA; fingers crossed!