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.
I would love for the Note 10.1 2 to have the Nexus 10’s 2500×1600 display and the new 8-core processor. That could give it the power to run any two apps at once. That alone would make it a fantastic device for the enterprise, especially if it has Android 4.3, Samsung’s Knox software, and (hopefully) a USB port, or a keyboard dock with USB ports. It would be cool to have the dock, but I’d be okay with just having USB compatibility on my tablet, like some of the older Honeycomb tablets. then i could use a flash drive to transfer files and leave the microSD card inside for expanded storage.
and an upgrade to 4GB RAM would be nice
Can’t have 4GB until ARM 64bit ships and everyone in the Android world works through the porting issues.
From what I read before (during the rumor stage where Apple would ditch Intel for ARM chips), 32-bit ARM processors can handle up to 4 GB. Any more requires a 64-bit chip.
Nope. Like any 32bit device it has a 4GB address space but ARM reserves one for devices, roms, etc.
PC has the same issue, which was why we saw so many machines sold with 3GB during the Vista and early 7 era when people still had issues with the 64 bit versions so vendors were still shipping a lot of machines with the 32bit edition of Windows. Also, more ontopic for this site, many of the first Atoms were only capable of 32bit and Starter was only sold in 32bit if I recall. The difference was SOME PCs only reserved 512MB for PCI devices, BIOS, etc. so you could get as much as 3.5GB. If you had the right CPU and chipset you also have the option of a PAE enabled system which can see all 4GB even on a nominal 32bit OS.
Having 4GB of RAM would make this tablet able to wipe the floor with the iPad. I hope that the 8-core Soc finds its way into the next Nexus 10
4GB RAM, 8-core SoC, 2500×1600 res or higher screen, and 128GB SSD would make an awesome 2nd gen Nexus 10
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