Samsung offers a bunch of Android tablets, with screen sizes ranging from 7 inches to 12.2 inches. But there’s evidence that the company may have a big idea for a future tablet. How big? 18.4 inches big.
Earlier this month NoWhereElse noticed that Indian import database Zuaba listed a sample device that appeared to be a Samsung tablet with an 18.4 inch display. Now SamMobile says it has more details about the upcoming tablet, which is said to be code-named “Tahoe” and have the model number SM-T670.
The device reportedly features a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a 1.6 GHz Samsung Exynos 7580 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, 8MP and 2.1MP cameras, and a 5,700 mAh battery.
That battery sounds kind of small for a device with a screen that big. But I suspect that while we’re currently calling the SM-T670 a tablet, it’ll be marketed as something for use on a table-top or desk like an all-in-one PC or table computer. SamMobile says it “could be used in living rooms, offices, or schools.”
In those situations, you might use the device while it’s plugged in much of the time, and a battery that gives you a few hours of unplugged use should be enough for moving the “tablet” from room to room or for relatively brief sessions of web browsing, gaming, viewing presentations, or other activities.
This wouldn’t be the first big-screen tablet. Panasonic has been producing a line of 20 inch tablets for a few years. Before Microsoft started selling Surface tablet PCs, the company introduced the Surface table PC platform (which is now known as PixelSense). And Lenovo’s Horizon line of tablet PCs has been around for a few years as well. All of those machines have been high-powered Windows computers.
But if the SM-T670 is real, it could be one of the biggest Android tablets to date. Or maybe it’s just another all-in-one PC that happens to run Android instead of Windows, like the HP Slate 21, Acer DA220HQL, and Lenovo N308.