Samsung tablet with 11.6" screen coming in February
The reported tablet will have an 11.6" screen running at a huge 2560x1600 resolution. Although, that adds up to 260 pixels per inch, which is very good, but not quite up to the definition of a "retina display". Still, it sounds pretty amazing. The tablet will have a 16:10 aspect ratio, and reportedly will not be just "barely larger" than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, because Samsung is using a smaller bezel for this tablet.
The tablet is also said to be packing the new Samsung Exynos 5250 CPU, which is dual-core and clocked to 2 GHz. And, surprisingly the tablet may also feature an NFC chip to take advantage of the new Android Beam feature of Ice Cream Sandwich (which puts this tablet on the top of the list for any potential Galaxy Nexus users.) Lastly, the tab is said to have a wireless docking feature for gaming or running media through an HDTV.
1. dudemanrod (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
11.5 i could understand... 11.6 is ridiculously big...
29. cheetah2k (Posts: 1053; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
And Apple just had its appeal dismissed against Samsung releasing its 10.1 tab in Australia, so looks like its gonna be awesome getting one of these legit in Australia next year!!
33. abdane (Posts: 483; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
i hope the speed of it is not true ! if it want to compete with ipad 3 it have to be quad-core ! :S
2. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
That is exciting! As long as they release soon enough.
It is getting pretty common for these devices to get outdated or at least shadowed by newer devices due to the big delay on their release.
Like the new Toshiba Tablet that looked good until Asus released the Prime with much better specs, even before Toshiba.
Asus, you are doin' it right.
3. antifanboy (banned) (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
LeTs see what certain individuals that just said 7" is perfect say about this. I bet this is revolutionary and perfect as well. It's like you guys are puppets and android is pulling the strings. Whatever is put out you love regardless.
6. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
That is just hypocritical non-sense (if you are an i$heep, of course).
If these certain individuals said that 7" tablets are perfect they already considered the 10.1" ANDROIDS not perfect.
I have no idea what people like you have against options...
9. antifanboy (banned) (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
I have no problem with options it's just funny how on here options are only good if android is providing them.
20. antifanboy (banned) (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
There's a lot of posters on here that are pro android and hate everything Apple. I'm sure you see that.
24. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
So? Move to a pro apple site. Problem solved
There are also android haters in this site as well as samsung haters motorola haters HTC haters LG hater(thats me) what else does not need hate?
Now you mad because someone 2-10 people saud they like 7"? Or because other like big screens? Whats the problem with that?
I personaly like 4-4.3" for a phone but i wont go with small tabs because i like 10" on them. So if someone finds in android a comfortable tab that fits on a purse they cant like it because that would be a super fanboism? So even when android has big phones and small tabs it just find people who fits each on their life. Android just offer that to the user so I can go to a store and pick the phone with a huge screen and buy the small tab because they fit me. And my needs. Isnt it nice that i can find the OS I like on the size i think is best for me?
28. antifanboy (banned) (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Ok that's fine, but why are Apple users bashed for preferring a smaller screen? Or windows and blackberry users as well. That's all I'm saying. Nobody gets hate on here like Apple
30. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Well I dont get to see lots of bashing towards winmo but snowgator might be more aware of that than me.
Now if you read lots of news and polls from here quite a cupple of iOS fans would have liked an iPhone with a big screen. So they might not be fully happy with the size of the screen. The bashing apple is not nesesary tho.
Now bashing android fans because they bash apple? Arent you being the same as them? You dont like how the pigs smell and the solution is to jump on the pig pen. Wont you smell like the pigs? You can go for a baseless argument and prove people wrong. But desiding how everything is on android and how "false" fandroids are its simply hard. Because you will need to see every android phones that has being made and sold. Moto fans will have a story that samsung fans wont agree with. Its just like that.
An example is me as a fandroid i like samsumg motorola SE and HTC yet I hate LG and Dell they suck their phones suck and their service sucks. I also hate low end android phones They should not exist They cost more and give less in the long run. But i like android and even when i know some company sucks im happy to see when someone leaves a good feedback to an LG device i cant help but feeling like cheering him up. He is enjoying enjoing the OS i like even if it is on a company i dont like, when LG makes an improvement im happy because it means other companies can use it really soon.
18. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Well if you are talking Android vs iOS then Android is the only one even providing options.
25. E.J.Su (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I still say 7" is perfect. I have access to 10" tablets too, but 7" is the one I use everyday.
4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
no quad-core? i like exynos but i think the tegra 3 might be a better chip.
7. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Remixfa, come explain us which would be better.
10. antifanboy (banned) (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
From reading that guys comments I wouldn't go off anything he says
35. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
more cores doesnt = better all the time
The T3 is based on 42nm, the exynos 5000 series is based on 22nm. Its also said to give double the power of the current exynos, where the T3 is double the power of the T2. Which is the faster chip right now? The T2 or the Exynos? The Exynos. So if they both double their power, then the new exynos will still be the more powerful... regardless of cores.
And on that note..
HUBBIDA HUBBIDA HUBBIDA!! :)
5. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Next PhoneArena article:
"11.6" too big for tablets?"
8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Next PhoneArena comment:
"Why do you write things I hate, yet I still read it?"
11. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Hahaha. C'mon Michael. I love your articles.
It was just a joke.
12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Not a bad joke, I'll admit, but I just couldn't help myself.
13. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I read other people's comments so I understand your sensitiveness.
But if you read my posts, I am no troll (at least I don't think I am).
I believe almost everyone has some kind of bias. But for a good Tech site, it is all about finding an equilibrium between the writers.
16. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I've definitely never found you to be a troll. No worries.
19. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Then we're all good. I joked about it because I didn't like the 7" article particulally.
Instead of analyzing the size of the screen for it's actual size and portability, it was all about softwares developed for it. If the first iPad and Android tablet had 8", would the article say: "Is 10" too big for tablets?"
And by following this same logic, I believe it would.
22. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 636; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
"Although, that adds up to 260 pixels per inch, which is very good, but not quite up to the definition of a "retina display""
- neither will Apple iPad 3 have "retina" grade display with its 2048x1536 px on 10" screen
- it's too much too ask over-300 PPI density on a tablet, it would have to have enormous resolution that would be too difficult for graphic processor to drive, and since we don't look at it at the same distance as we look at smartphone screens anyway, it is pretty unneccesary.
26. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)
I for one am extremely excited if this is true. All I need to complete myself would be a nice docking keyboard. If Samsung could sign a deal w/ Asus and allow this 11.6" tab to dock onto the Primes keyboard, HOLY SHNIKees, I would be a tablet owner. Even though the 10" tabs are very nice size-wise, I do not think that they will ever steal laptop market if they are unable to mostly-match the screen size and keep the portability factor. Price this @ 500 with all the connectivity options their ultrabook has and I would gladly buy.
27. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
make sure it has removable battery, sd.micro sd slot, micro hdmi slot and 2 gig of ram :)
31. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
sheez i just bought the htc. this is definitely the one to get.
32. JDCohen722 (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 May 2011)
How does the Exonys 5250 compare to Tegra 3? Still think the ASUS Transformer Prime is better, with nearly all flagship devices; their will be some amazing specs but their will be one or two specs that fall behind the competition. The Transformer Prime has some amazing specs but its completely 'all-rounded', their isn't a spec pulling it down e.g. The iPad has very high-end specs but the worst cameras ever, or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is also high specced and super thin but its made from sub-par plastic, the HTC Desire HD was one of the best phones of 2010 but it had a horrific battery... The Transformer Prime doesn't have any specs that are below the competition: Great Battery, Fastest Processor available, One of the best screens, very nice camera, incredible build quality and extremely thin body...
34. Goekay (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
The Transfomer Prime has really amazing specs and look very sexy. But it have one thing that are no go for me. It hasn't a 3g Modul and it don't get one. Here in Germany, we haven't a free wifi spot everywhere. Thethering is a cool feature, but it downs the battery life of both devices.
( Smartphone and Tablet )
36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
hey, samsung isnt listening to apple's demands on their design. it still looks rectangular, centered, and not using lime green or pea soup paints. i smell another angry laywer letter going samsung's way!! lol