Samsung Developing Tablets with 2,560 x 1,600 Displays

Several sources report that Samsung is working on two new tablets, the SM-P60X and SM-P90X. There will be six SKUs in all: SM-P900 for 3G, SM-P901 for Wi-fi only and SM-P905 for LTE versions, and SM-P600 for 3G, SM-P601 for Wi-fi only and SM-P605 for LTE.

The news arrives by way of User Agent Profiles that have been found for both main models. These profiles show that both will ship with Android 4.2.x "Jelly Bean", a WQXGA screen (aka 2560 x 1600 pixels), and an ARM11-based chip clocked up to 1.4 GHz. Unfortunately, that's it for now.

In 2013 Samsung has already launched the Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Tab 3 8.0 and Tab 3 10.1. The company is also shipping its Windows-powered ATIV Q convertible laptop in late August and its ATIV Tab 3 with support for the S Pen in the same month. The latter model will have a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 chip clocked at 1.8 GHz whereas the former ATIV Q convertible will have an Intel Core i5 "Haswell" processor.

If anything, the profiles show that unlike the Sansung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, this set of unannounced tablets won't be based on the x86 version of Android, as the Tab 3 10.1 uses Intel's dual-core Atom Z2560 clocked at 1.6 GHz. What's interesting though is the new unannounced tablets' ARM11 reference: will they sport a new Samsung chip?

With these profiles now live, we expect to hear more about the tablets in the coming months, so stay tuned.

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  • ipwn3r456
    And we still haven't see 2560 x 1600 as standard for desktop monitors.
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  • Soda-88
    Meanwhile 2560x1600 desktop monitors go for $1000....
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  • stevejnb
    What's with this movement for higher pixel resolution on these small forms factors? I've got an 11 inch screen tablet with a resolution of 1920x1080 and, frankly, even that seems more than is necessary.
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  • ipwn3r456
    And we still haven't see 2560 x 1600 as standard for desktop monitors.
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  • Someone Somewhere
    They already make one. Nexus 10.
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