Samsung's gargantuan 18.4-inch tablet rumored again – here are the supposed specs of that monster
A couple of weeks ago, we caught wind of a weird leak pointing towards a possible 18.4” tablet made by Samsung. Yes, you read that right – the slate was listed on a cargo manifest, as it was entering India for testing and evaluation. Unfortunately, absolutely no photos of the device have leaked, and it seems they might not any time soon – the tablets from that manifest were scheduled for destruction right after testing.
So, that's right – after igniting the phablet fad, Samsung is experimenting with a supersized tablet. Does it sound insane? It kind of does, really – an 18.4” screen is in the realm of kitchen-class TVs. It's actually as big as many people's PC monitors and bigger than conventional laptops. Still, you are probably curious about what kind of specs it might have, right?
Well, a piece of information that was leaked to tech blog SamMobile shed some more light on Sammy's 18.4” tablet. Reportedly, it's codenamed “Tahoe” and bears the model number SM-T670. Its screen utilizes a TFT LCD technology, rather than Sammy's signature Super AMOLED, and its resolution is listed as 1080 x 1920. There goes the dream of it being super-crisp – that number of pixels would give the screen a pixel density of around 120. The SoC under the hood would, supposedly, be the Exynos 7580 – a home-brewed midrange solution – coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The tablet's internal storage is meant to be 32 GB, expandable via microSD of up to 128 GB. Its battery is reported to have a 5,700 mAh capacity, and its camera combo, should you need to hold up the TV-sized slate and take a picture, would be 8 MP / 2.1 MP.
Apparently, Samsung wants to market the tablet for school and office work, so keeping its hardware on the midrange end would allow it to be an affordable tool. As far as when it would possibly be available – the leak says that the Tahoe's operating system would be Android 5.1. Seeing as Android 6.0 Marshmallow should come out by the end of this year, we could speculate that the gargantuan tablet is going to be unveiled some time in the next few months, if ever.