Samsung is allegedly pitching its 18.4-inch tablet to South Korean telecom operators

Samsung is allegedly pitching its 18.4-inch tablet to South Korean telecom operators
According to reports from the South Korean media, Samsung recently held meetings with local telecom operators to pitch the 18.4-inch tablet that we've heard about on a few occasions in the past month.

If the reports are to be believed, several major telecom operators in South Korea, such as SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+ have been recently briefed on the upcoming tablet. Allegedly, the gargantuan slab will enter mass production in the fourth quarter of the year.

Previous rumors claimed that the Android tablet, codenamed Tahoe internally, will come with mediocre specs such as a TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels at a PPI of 120, a mid-range Exynos 7580 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 5700mAh battery. About a month ago, an import listing revealed that a prototype of the tablet was based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. 

Reports claim that the tablet will be aimed at business/office use, although increasing demand for watching videos on larger screens might see it land in the end-user segment as well. With tablet sales dwindling, multiple tablet makers are reportedly looking to differentiate upcoming slabs from large-screened smartphones by coming up with larger screens, but it remains to be seen if this strategy can help turn sales around.

We'll probably hear more about this TV-sized Samsung tablet in the upcoming months, so keep tuned.

source: Digitimes

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13 Comments

1. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

1080p on 18.4" QHD on 5" Well done samsung

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

4K on a 5,5" Z5 :P

2. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

I don't trust that battery on a 18 inch

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why not. The battery is gonna be huge.

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

You call 5700mAh huge for an 18.4" screen? There are phones that have bigger batteries than that. Hell, the iPad 3 had a battery that was over double that size.

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Meh rather have an HP Rove

5. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Can someone hold this big tablet in one hand and use the screen on the other hand for over 15 minutes without being tired ? I doubt that.

6. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

18.4 inches and 5700 mAh battery i wonder how much empty space it will have

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

Yeah, man. There's no excuse for that.

7. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

it would fit comfortably in my pocket if it was 15.6 Inches, 18.4 is a little bit uncomfortable :(

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't think it was meant to be portable. At 18" who is going to carry that? I don't even carry my 17" laptop around. I am sure its meant for special purpose. Thus low specs to keep the cost down for something that will have very limited sales. Its perfect for meetings or a short presentation. Would make a very nice monitor for my S6 Edge+

12. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Eh...no.

13. Plutonium239

Posts: 1144; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Android on an 18 inch tablet is rather pointless. Windows 10 would be much more useful and geared for productivity.

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