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Samsung will launch an HD tablet next year

Ups the ante
Fri Dec 09 2011, 12:07

KOREAN HARDWARE GIANT Samsung will launch a high definition Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) tablet next year.

In a bid to trump its major rival Apple, Samsung will launch an 11.6in tablet that will be unveiled at next year's Mobile World Congress in February. If we believe the Boy Genius Report 'trusted source', the device will have 2560x1600 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Crunch the numbers and you get a mouth watering pixel density of 260ppi, almost double the 132ppi of the Apple Ipad 2. Unsurprisingly the tablet will run Android 4.0 ICS but won't be much bigger than the Galaxy Tab 10.1in due to a thinner bezel.

To outdo the fruit themed firm further, the Samsung HD tablet will use the firm's own Exynos 5250 2GHz dual-core processor based on the ARM Cortex A15 design. However, Apple's upcoming A6 chip apparently will be similar to this.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone the tablet will use near field communication (NFC) technology and the Android Beam feature for wireless content transfer. It will also have some kind of wireless docking mode for tasks such as gaming on TVs, which sounds similar to digital living network alliance (DLNA) technology.

How much of this is true we don't know, but it certainly sounds interesting. The tablet rivalry between Samsung and Apple looks set to continue into 2012. We're certainly intrigued as to what Samsung will come up with in this tablet to avoid further legal challenges from Apple. µ


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