Samsung 12.2-inch mega-tablet coming soon, says report

The Korean company is taking its successful screen-increasing phone strategy and applying it to slates, according to a report, by making a 12.2-inch tablet.

Samsung's expanding its expansionism by creating a super-sized tablet, according to a rumour out of Taiwan. The Korean company is taking its successful screen-increasing phone strategy and applying it to slates, according to Digitimes, by making a 12.2-inch tablet.

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 2,560x1,600-pixel screen, an eight-core chip and 3GB of RAM -- not to mention a snazzy leather-effect back.

The company also debuted the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Kids last week, a colourful £199 gadget with a child-friendly interface and a chunky C Pen for doodling and colouring in.

If I was a betting man I'd wager the new 12.2-inch tablet -- if indeed it's a real gadget and not just someone pulling our legs -- will sit at the top of its Tab range, with highfalutin specs, Android 4.4 KitKat and a price tag to match.

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, or over on our ever-expanding Facebook page.

 

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