Alleged Nokia 18-Inch Tablet Or AIO Breaks Cover With Snapdragon 835 In GFXBench Results

Nokia is officially back in the branded smartphone business with the launch of its Nokia 6, a mid-range Android handset that reports say sold out in under a minute in China, but that is not the only big news attached to the company. It would appear that Nokia is also getting ready to release a humongous tablet, one that will sport an 18.4-inch display with a 2560x1440 display resolution.

Specifications for the massive tablet showed up on GFXBench. The gargantuan device could also be an upcoming all-in-one (AIO) system, though being an Android device powered by an ARM-based processor, it is more likely it will end up being a large size tablet (assuming it's real and that Nokia goes forward with this thing).

Nokia N1
Nokia may be working on a tablet that is more than twice as large as its N1. Image Source: Flickr (Maurizio Pesce)

Here is a look at the full spec sheet:
  • 18.4-inch touchscreen display with a 2560x1440 resolution
  • 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
  • Adreno 540 graphics
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of storage (52GB available to users)
  • 12-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Compass, GPS, NFC, 4G LTE
The presence of a rear-facing camera also strongly hints at this being a tablet rather than an AIO, though Nokia could market it as a dual-purpose device. Dell did the same thing with its XPS 18, a "portable" AIO that also featured an 18.4-inch display, but ran Windows. It proved popular enough for Dell to refresh the initial version with Haswell in 2014, but has since disappeared from the company's lineup.

While Nokia is best known for its smartphones, this would not be the company's first foray into tablets. It released the Nokia N1 a little over two years ago. That was a much smaller tablet with a 7.9-inch display. It also came at a time when tablets were more popular than they are now, which could explain why Nokia would consider a massive slate—an 18.4-inch tablet would certainly stand out from the crowd.

Stay tuned for more information. We suspect that if this thing is real, a reveal will be made at Mobile World Congress next month.

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