Samsung may be working on a few new tablets with speedy processors and high-resolution, 2560 x 1600 pixel displays. I’ve seen rumors about next-generation Galaxy or Nexus tablets with high-resolution screens on and off for the last few months, with tips from supply chain providers, among other places.
But when serial leaker @evleaks offers up details, I tend to pay attention. Evan Blass has a better track record with leaks than most tech industry pundits, and tends to be pretty careful about what he says.
And now he’s saying Samsung will launch new 10 and 12.2 inch tablets with high-res displays.
According to @evleaks, the 12.2 inch tablet will feature a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor, a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, and Samsung’s S-Pen system which includes a pressure-sensitive digital pen and software that lets you write, draw, or interact with a mobile device using the pen.
Odds are this’ll be a member of the Galaxy Note lineup, like most other models with S-Pen support.
Hopefully the Exynos 5 chip will be Samsung’s new Exynos 5420 processor, which is expected to offer better performance than the Exynos 5410 chip currently used in some Galaxy S4 smartphone models.
The second tablet is expected to be a 10 inch model with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. There’s no word on whether that model will have an S-Pen.
Samsung hasn’t yet officially introduced either tablet, and even if the rumors about the company working on these models are true, it doesn’t mean that plans won’t change before any products are officially unveiled. But it looks like there’s at least a chance of new tablets with HD displays coming soon from the Korean consumer electronics giant.