To date, few tablet manufacturers have ventured beyond 10.1in, not with any great success anyway. If anything, the trend has been to go smaller, as evidenced by the Google Nexus 7 and iPad mini.
However, South Korean manufacturer Samsung has long maintained that one size does not fit all, and having checked off a whole range of tablets from 7in to 10.1in this year, it’s rumoured to be prepping a 12.2in beast.
It’s probably fair to say that Samsung’s 2013 tablet output has been nothing more than utterly underwhelming, even for fans of the South Koreans.
The 12.2in Samsung Galaxy Tab is significantly more interesting. Well, potentially. It’s thought to have a Nexus 10-matching resolution of 2560 x 1600, though not a great deal else is known at this stage.
Korean-language ETNews adds that the 12.2in Samsung Galaxy Tab will include stylus compatibility. So maybe we’re looking at a Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2? That’s somewhat surprising, considering the relatively poor performance of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
In any case, ETNews reckons this 12.2in Samsung tablet will arrive “as early as next month”, in the hopes of claiming the Giganto Tablet market before Apple arrives. The race is on, and Samsung appears to be in pole position.