Samsung planning 11.8in Retina Display-busting P10 tablet, Apple-Samsung case reveals

Samsung planning 11.8in Retina Display-busting P10 tablet, Apple-Samsung case revealsThose jokes about Samsung and tablets may have actually started to hit home, as thinking about it things have a little quiet on the new Galaxy Tab front of late (court cases notwithstanding).

But here's a fresh new rumour: Samsung is working on a new 11.8in iPad-slaying slate codenamed the P10, boasting a 2560 x 1600 resolution display at a Retina Display-matching pixel density.

We say “working on”, but in truth we're not sure how true that actually is. All we know is that the P10 has surfaced during the opening day's proceedings in the big Apple v Samsung courtcase that's kicked off over in the US as part of a document entitled simply “Long-term Action Plan”.

It talks of a trio of tabs for 2011, but more importantly the more-than-full-HD P10 for 2012 – though without going into more detail. It's worth bearing in mind that this is simply an (old) action plan based on feedback from a product planning review – one that concluded: “because the tablet user's main use includes frequent use of web browsing, e-mail, e-books, a product planning with a multipurpose resolution which accounts for these uses requested”. Eloquence indeed.

It's all part of the bigger context of proving Samsung's plans and ideas are its own and not the result of Cupertino Obsession. Which in this limited sense seems reasonable – it's not just Apple who can figure out that people want bigger, better screens at higher resolutions.

Anyway, what do you think? Is there a gap for a 11.8in Galaxy Tab? Does this prove Samsung's originality? Does that planning review verdict have far too many mentions of “use” and “uses”? To the comments...!

Via The Verge

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jaybear88  Jul. 31, 2012 at 12:30

An increase in resolution is considered an original idea? :S

Is it just me, or are these cases getting rediculous as well as pathetic?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 31, 2012 at 14:29

An increase in resolution is considered an original idea? :S

Is it just me, or are these cases getting rediculous as well as pathetic?

Yes. Or no, it's not just you.
Court time, judges' time, jurors etc etc...

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 1, 2012 at 09:32

An increase in resolution is considered an original idea? :S

Is it just me, or are these cases getting rediculous as well as pathetic?

Yes. Or no, it's not just you.
Court time, judges' time, jurors etc etc...

Not to mention the effects on the end consumer (aka: reduced choice and increased prices, due to less competition).

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 1, 2012 at 09:33

Thankfully this is a proper case with an actual jury. We all know how things turn out when decisions are left to Lucy Koh...

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