Dating back to the Google Nexus 10, Samsung has plenty of tablets kicking around with resolutions of 2560 x 1600; that’s a frankly silly 4 million pixels on a handheld display.
Not content, however, various manufacturers are aiming to more than double that figure with 4K resolutions, and that’s seemingly the deal with the Samsung prototype pictured above.
At present, the only 4K tablet in existence is the appropriately named Panasonic Toughpad 4K Tablet. With a resolution of 3840 x 2560, we’re talking almost 10 million pixels.
But considering the display measures a whopping 20in, the Panasonic Toughpad 4K Tablet isn’t exactly a household name. That’s where Samsung et al come in, with their Galaxy Tabs and whatnot.
As reported by TechRadar, a Samsung 12in 4K tablet prototype was spotted streaming French Open video content during an LTE Broadcast demonstration, though – somewhat ironically – said video content was just 720p. How quaint!
The reference device had a decidedly Samsung interface with the familiar Home button beneath the display, all powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, though it’s speculated that it’ll be usurped by the Snapdragon 805 (or better) by the time it hits shelves.
It’s not clear when that might be, but Qualcomm reckons 4K tablets will be a reailty before the end of the year.