Samsung SM-P900, SM-P600 tablets tipped to feature 2560x1600 displaysAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Samsung is known for cranking out mobile devices that come in all kinds of screen sizes. Just looking at its range of tablets, the company's got models that come in at 7 inches, 7.7 inches, 8 inches and 10.1 inches. A new report claims that that list will soon be getting even longer, as it's said that Samsung is prepping a new slate with a 12.2-inch display.
According to a tweet from @evleaks, Samsung's working on a tablet that goes by the model number "SM-P900" and features a 12.2-inch 2560x1600 display. The resolution of the device is backed up by a User Agent Profile found on Samsung's site, which also lists the SM-P900 as sporting Android 4.2. Meanwhile, the screen size is supported by Indian shipping website Zauba, which has an entry for an "SM-P905" (likely a cellular-enabled variant of the SM-P900) with a 12.2-inch screen. Today's leak also claims that the SM-P900 will sport an S Pen and will be powered by an Exynos 5 Octa processor.
Folks that'd prefer a high-res tablet with a slightly smaller display may be interested in the SM-P600. The same @evleaks tweet claims that this unit will feature a 10.1-inch 2560x1600 display, which is the same resolution and very nearly the same screen size as the Nexus 10. The SM-P600 will reportedly pack a Snapdragon 800 processor. A User Agent Profile for the SM-P600 backs up the 2560x1600 resolution and also includes a reference to Android 4.2.
Samsung has released quite a few new tablets in recent months, including the Galaxy Note 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab 3 family. Unfortunately for consumers that are after a high-end tablet, none of those recently-launched models are exactly bleeding edge. These SM-P900 and SMP-600 models sound like they could be pretty high-performance hardware, though, and I'm sure that many folks would be glad to see new Samsung tablets with the same 2560x1600 screen resolution as the Nexus 10.
There's no word on when either the SM-P900 or SM-P600 might be introduced. However, it's possible that we could see at least one at IFA in early September, which is an event that Samsung has used to unveil new mobile hardware in the past.