According to industry news site BGR, Samsung are set to announce an 11.6” tablet at the Mobile World Conference next year. MWC, which will be held in Barcelona in February, has already been rumoured to be sporting announcements about new Android tablets and phones from other key players, including Asus and HTC.
The new tablet is expected to be the highest resolution tablet ever, at a stunning 2560 x 1600 resolution. That’s double the resolution of the previous Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which clocks in at 1280 x 800. The 16:10 tablet would have a pixel density of 260.25 pixels per inch (PPI), very similar to the rumoured iPad 3, which would be 9.7” at 2048 x 1536. According the source of the rumour, the tablet would also feature a very thin bezel, so that the whole tablet wasn’t that much bigger than its 10.1” predecessor.
The new tablet is also expected to ship with the latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich), complete with NFC-enabled Android Beam, and a 2 GHz dual core processor that is based off of the same ARM Cortex A15 chip as the iPad 3’s A6. It’ll be interesting to see how it compares in performance to the quad core Tegra 3 tablets, including the already-released Asus Transformer Prime and the upcoming HTC Quattro.
This’ll definitely be a story to follow – the fight between the Galaxy Tab 11.6 and the iPad in Q1 or Q2 next year will definitely be a close one – is this finally the year that Android overtakes Apple in the tablet market?
This article was written by William Judd. William writes for Mobile Fun, the UK’s leading online retailer of a Kindle cover range as well as the Nikon l120 case. All pixel density calculations performed via pixeldensitycalculator.com.