Samsung to release a 12-inch tablet, says Korea report

Tablets go large: Samsung is reportedly doing a 12-incher. Apple is also looking into larger tablets. Is this a trend?

Samsung Galaxy Tab: Tablet's aren't just getting smaller. A 12-incher would be Samsung's largest yet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab: Tablet's aren't just getting smaller. A 12-incher would be Samsung's largest yet. Samsung

Samsung will buck the trend toward small tablets with a 12-incher, according to the Korea Economic Daily.

The Daily speculates that it will be released in October sometime, citing industry sources.

The brief report adds that Samsung Electronics is still "engaged in development" of the device. The largest screen size on a Samsung tablet to date is 11.6 inches.

The report comes after series of rumors dating back to early in the year. One more recent July report claimed it packs a 12.2-inch display and may not necessarily be branded as a Galaxy Tab.

That same report speculated that the display could match the resolution of Google's smaller Nexus 10, which is manufactured by Samsung.

Apple is also reportedly considering larger tablets.

Needless to say, if both Samsung and Apple come out with larger tablets, others will follow suit.

Toshiba announced a 13.3-inch Android tablet back in June.

Toshiba's Excite 13.
Toshiba's Excite 13. CNET
About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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