BGR: Samsung's Making a Giant-Sized Retina Screen Galaxy Tab

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So this one landed on our desk with a big ol' thud of a HUH? BGR is reporting that, according to a trusted source, Samsung is making a 11.6-inch, 2560 x 1600 resolution Galaxy Tab that will be announced next February. You're going to need a bigger—actually—just use that humongous tablet as the boat.


The other rumored specs are a 2GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU, a 16:10 ratio, and apparently it won't be thaaat much huger, since a lot of the screen new real estate will come from a smaller bezel.

Samsung had previously said that its "retina" panel would be ready in the spring or maybe summer of 2012, so this would be pretty well within that timeframe if it's released a few months after the rumored February announcement, or maybe a little bit early if not. Or it could just be Samsung calling dibs on distribution to third parties. Or, you know, not actually true at all.

We'll know soon enough, I guess, but it would be good if tablets didn't fall down the ANDROID MUST BE HUMONGOOOOUS rabbit hole, since I really don't want to buy a new backpack to fit the HTC Titan's big fat baby brother. [BGR]


Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

So it sounds like 10" really is the sweet spot then? Sounds like the general sentiment on Giz is that 7" is too small and according to this article 11.6" is too big. I still don't have a tablet so I'll have to decide for myself but prices are almost to the point where I'd want one.