Last month, a rumor hinted that Samsung is working on a gigantic 12-inch tablet which will come with Windows 10 as its operating system. The rumored resolution is said to be either 4K or 2K. Not too long ago, a Samsung tablet with a model number SM-W700 was spotted on Zauba (via Windows Central), an imports tracking website in India.
The listing reveals that a 12-inch Samsung tablet has landed in the country solely for “testing & evaluation purpose and will be destroyed.” The listing also mentioned the price to be INR 30,383 (almost $458), but don’t get excited as its not the retail price of the device. The retail price, if the tablet is real, will be quite higher than this.
As for the specifications, the alleged tablet is said to come with a fanless Intel Core M processor paired with 4GB of RAM and S Pen features to boost user’s productivity. Furthermore, the alleged tablet will be 6.2 mm thin and will weigh 600 grams, which means that it won’t lose portability. Other features the tablet is expected to come with are still unknown, but if it’s real, we may hear about them in the near future, thanks to the rumor mill.
It seems manufacturers are now seeing a market for large tablets, which may turn out to be the right form factor for a specific group of users. Microsoft started off with the Surface line up, and more recently, Apple introduced an enormous iPad Pro boasting a 12.9-inch display. There’s a possibility that we may see Samsung set its footprints in the market once again with Windows 10 as its operating system. Samsung did release a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro tablet a while back, but it wasn’t as popular as the company expected it to be.
Things could turn out differently if it ships with Windows 10 as its operating system. Windows 10 is a little more versatile, especially with all the new features Microsoft introduced with its new operating system.
Stay tuned to WinBeta, we’ll update you as soon as we get to hear anything more about the alleged tablet.Further reading: Microsoft, Samsung, Tablet, Windows 10