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-expandingand gigantic -- phones so big people started calling them 'phablets'.
Its current tablets include theand the , 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-inchlast 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,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.