Aug 25, 2015 03:07 AM EDT
If the iPad’s 9.7-inch screen isn’t enough for you, then there’s a new tablet on the horizon that may trek where no existing tablet has gone before: Samsung aims to introduce the 18.4-inch Samsung SM-T670, currently dubbed as the “Samsung Tahoe,” for now.
This 18.4-inch behemoth will run the Android OS, specifically 5.1 Lollipop, straight out of the box. This large-screen tablet is angled for use in offices, schools, public areas, and even living rooms. The tablet has the potential for use as an information hub, as well as an advertising medium. For personal use, this tablet would be great for family games.
This could be a great, interactive medium to use during meetings. Aside from having discussion slides projected for a speaker’s use, the team can use productivity apps, or interact with the slides on the Samsung Tahoe, which may help with creative and design discussions, as well as with strategy planning and other similar tasks. Indeed, the Samsung Tahoe has a wide-open field that it may be able to open.
While large-scale tablets have already been introduced by other device makers, these tablets all run Windows 8. While Windows 8 is still a great platform, and is better for productivity in general, most of the Windows 8 large-scale tablets have prohibitive prices so far. Those prohibitive price tags have segmented these devices and limited them only to a certain demographic who can afford it. And even the demographic who can afford, seem to pass on the devices, opting for iOS and Android options, instead.
Opening up the large-scale tablet market for the Android may push these giant tablets to mass market scale, for their advertising and personal use potential.
As for the goodies, here are the specs powering the Samsung Tahoe:
Processor/Chipset: Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7580 processor, 64-bit
GPU: ARM Mali-T720 GPU
Internal Storage: 32 GB
Expandable Storage: microSD Card Slot, which supports up to 128GB
Display: 18.4 inches, TFT, capable of rendering up to 1920 x 1080 pixels
Cameras: Primary: 8MP, Secondary/Front: 2.1MP
Battery: 5,700 mAh
The Samsung Tahoe has not yet been officially announced yet, so no shipping date has been set. Samsung is also reportedly working on a high-res 12-inch Windows 10 tablet.
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