Samsung reportedly has two upcoming tablets in the works, and they are aimed at wildly different markets. The first tablet features a huge 18.4-inch display, and apparently carries the internal designation of SM-T670. Despite the massive screen size, don’t expect to see some crazy-high resolution with this tablet — this will strictly be a 1920x1080 device. Powering the tablet with all be an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7580 processor with 2GB of RAM. Other features include 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot which supports up to 128GB and a 5,700 mAh battery.
Interestingly enough, the tablet is said to include an 8MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. I’m trying to get a mental image of someone holding up an 18.4-inch tablet to take a picture or a selfie and it always end up in laughter. The stigma attached to taking pictures in crowds with 8-inch and 10-inch tablets is already pretty bad, so I can only imagine the awkward looks aimed at someone snapping pictures with an even larger device.
The 18.4-inch tablet reportedly runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, but depending on when it actually launches, it could possibly ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to Samsung, the tablet would be aimed not only at consumers looking for a “coffee table” tablet, but also at businesses and classrooms.
The second tablet that Samsung is said to be working on is more down to earth, and would serve as an alternative to Microsoft’s long-in-the-tooth Surface Pro 3 or the upcoming Surface Pro 4. The Windows 10-based tablet, however, won’t come with nearly as much firepower, as it will feature Intel Core M power and 4GB of RAM. There is some uncertainty, however, with regards to the specs of the 12-inch display. The device could come with a 2560x1600 display, although there is some speculation that an even higher resolution 3840x2400 display could be included.
Unfortunately, we don’t have word of when the new tablets will be released or how much either will cost.