Judging from recent movement on the tablet release front, the market’s only real hope for survival are 2-in-1 convertibles capable of doubling as mini-laptops. Possibly, gargantuan models too, making the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro feel puny, like the Samsung Galaxy View or Alcatel Xess “kitchen aid.”
You can add a Lenovo-made 18.4-incher to that list as well, although we’re not sure when the “PB2-690N” is supposed to see daylight. Fairly soon, we presume, since the Android beast was tested through GFX Bench the other day for graphics performance, with a Snapdragon 652 SoC in tow comprised of a mid-range octa-core CPU and Adreno 510 GPU.
Also found inside non-flagship phones like the Galaxy A9 or HTC 10 Lifestyle, the Qualcomm-designed silicon should more or less match the speed and capabilities of Galaxy View’s Exynos 7580.
Meanwhile, the mystery Lenovo behemoth is set to outshine its main direct rival in everything from screen resolution to software freshness to multitasking. Yes, the PB2-690N features a 2,560 x 1,440, aka Quad HD, aka 2K display, plus 4GB RAM, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow “Google Edition” (so, most likely, close to stock), and 64GB internal storage space.
Oddly enough, you’re apparently looking at a nice 8 megapixel front-facing camera and sub-par 0.3MP rear shooter here. Come to think of it though, you’d have to be pretty… desperate to try to snap “normal” photos with an 18-incher. Selfies and video calls are of course a different kettle of fish, so this ultimately makes sense.
It’d also make sense of Lenovo to endow the upcoming giant with an optional keyboard dock or at least a Yoga Tab-style built-in kickstand and battery cylinder. That way, you’d have more than the sheer size incentive to buy this, hopefully not for a small fortune.
Source: GFX Bench