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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.

  • 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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  • irish_adam
    i would like to see a laptop thats under £1000 with a 1080p first please, i refuse to buy a laptop with 720p but i also dont see why i have to pay twice as much for 1080p
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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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  • Soda-88
    Meanwhile 2560x1600 desktop monitors go for $1000....
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  • dansgas1000
    Tablets need to get much-much better before I would consider to buy one, as for now I wills tick with the traditional PC/Laptop.
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  • stevejnb
    Danges, with iOS, Android, and Windows RT, I agree with you. With some full Windows 8 Pro tablets, you basically get fully capable Ultrabook style hardware. Add in a Bluetooth mouse, keyboard (my Windows 8 pro tablet comes with a keyboard/stand) and an micro HDMI/VGA cable and you've got a machine that is every bit as functional as an ultrabook, but with the ability to seamlessly switch to tablet form factor and be used for media consumption.

    When it all comes down to it, you may as well just keep your ultrabook and get a cheap Android tablet for media consumption, but you may also find that the types of tablets you are looking for are already here. I am really sold on my Iconia W700.
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  • Philip Wang
    What is the problem in this high resolution for the tablet? People just like to complain a lot... Why not complain Apple's retina display which is 2048 x 1536 and it is higher than 1920x1080.

    When it say retina display on iPAD or Mac book pro, everyone applauds, rarely you heard that it is "UN-NECESSARY".
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  • KelvinTy
    If the design still looks like crap, I still wouldn't consider it... Is it really that hard to design something remotely slick, like the sony tablet z...
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