Samsung tablet with 11.6" screen coming in February

Samsung tablet with 11.6
Details have leaked about what will likely be the first tablet from Samsung to ship running Android 4.0, but the OS version news has been overshadowed by the reported specs on the screen of the new device. BGR first reported the leaked info, and claims that the tablet will have a "retina display", but that's not quite true.

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.

source: BGR

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36 Comments

1. dudemanrod

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

11.5 i could understand... 11.6 is ridiculously big...

29. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 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!! http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/12/apples-high-court-appeal-rejected-samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-on-sale-by-christmas/

33. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 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: Oct 17, 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 It is getting pretty common for these devices to get outdated or at least shadowed by newer devices due to the big delay on their release.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

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 06, 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: Oct 17, 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

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I have no problem with options it's just funny how on here options are only good if android is providing them.

15. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, what options do you provide?

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

And what makes you say that?

20. antifanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 06, 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: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 06, 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: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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: Oct 07, 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: Feb 14, 2011

I still say 7" is perfect. I have access to 10" tablets too, but 7" is the one I use everyday.

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

no quad-core? i like exynos but i think the tegra 3 might be a better chip.

7. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Remixfa, come explain us which would be better.

10. antifanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

From reading that guys comments I wouldn't go off anything he says

14. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

That you, taco?

21. antifanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

???????

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Oct 17, 2011

Next PhoneArena article: "11.6" too big for tablets?"

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Next PhoneArena comment: "Why do you write things I hate, yet I still read it?"

11. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Hahaha. C'mon Michael. I love your articles. It was just a joke.

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not a bad joke, I'll admit, but I just couldn't help myself.

13. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 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: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I've definitely never found you to be a troll. No worries.

19. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 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: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

23. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

wtf........

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