We first had handy little sub 4-inch smartphones and then Samsung started blowing the size of the phones and gave birth to ‘phablets.’ Looks like Samsung is trying to do something similar with tablets too. The Korean company is trying to make 12.2-inch tablets, when 10-inch is considered the standard size and 7 inch and 8 inch ones have established themselves as handy for e-book reading and internet browsing.
One of the tablet is going to be Galaxy Note Pro, which means it will come with S-Pen and some S-Pen optimized apps. The Note Pro is also expected to cost more than the other ‘normal’ version.The 12.2 inch tablets will have a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. It is said to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB RAM and come with 32GB internal storage. Other key Samsung Galaxy Note Pro specs are said to be 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and 9,500mAh battery.
People will now have different screen sizes to choose from according to the task they want to accomplish with these tablets. The 8 inch and 7 inch tablets are good for people who use them for casual gaming, browsing and e-book reading. It easily fits in small bags and is also lightweight. The 10 inch ones provide little extra screen space for the occasional productivity jobs on the go, using attached keyboard accessory.
The 12-inch ones that Samsung is trying to introduce will be for hardcore productivity and will appeal to artists who can use the S-Pen feature for drawing on a larger canvas or students who can take note on larger digital notebook.
Samsung’s early experiments with large sized smartphones turned out highly successful and even made Apple increase the screen size of iPhone. Will 12-inch tablets gain similar popularity and force Apple to make larger iPads? We will have to wait, the two new tablets might not be unveiled during CES 2014, but we could see Samsung announce them in MWC.