Rumors of Samsung Announcing Yet Another Tablet
It seems that Samsung has been announcing a tablet a month over the past few months. They appear to be attempting to put as many different tablets and sizes onto the market as possible in order to crowd out all the competition. We just heard about the Galaxy Note 10.1 last week and if the rumors are correct, Samsung is going to be announcing the Galaxy Tab 11.6 at SWSX in Austin Texas. All of this information is coming care of Pocket-lint where they are saying that an announcement is to be made at 4:00 PM local time. There is an actual event planned with a special announcement for that time in a press release by Samsung Mobile providing some validity to the rumor which is being circulated.
Pocket-lint received information from a source who is “close to the matter”, what ever that actually means. While there is no confirmation from any other source, what they are revealing about the Galaxy Tab 11.6 tablet could be earth shattering for the tablet market if the rumored information is correct. That is the resolution which is supposed to be arriving with this tablet at an astonishing 2560 by 1600 pixels which if correct will beat Apple and the iPad before it arrives in the hands of consumers. The rumor for the much higher resolution came back in December from BGR and it appears that Samsung Mobile is on the verge of announcing something far better than the iPad for resolution based on the rumor from Pocket-lint.
While the details on this are limited, it will come with resolution at 260ppi which would be the same as the new iPad. The rumors from last year had it arriving with a dual core process, so we would hope that they have upgraded that to a quad core processor with far greater speeds to drive the much higher screen resolution. With an 11.6 screen size, it is coming in at the larger end of tablets and is encroaching on laptops. We can also expect to see Ice Cream Sandwich arriving on this as well.
Since there is no other confirmation from any other source on this, it may well be that Samsung is not really making an announcement for the Galaxy Tab 11.6 at this time. It would seem that the limited specs information would tend to indicate that the special announcement is not for this table, especially with the press release talking about the Galaxy Note as part of its over all advertising strategy. Any new product announcements would interrupt promotion of the Galaxy Note. For now, we can assume that the Galaxy Tab 11.6 is coming, but no announcement is going to be made this month.
UPDATE: We have found information regarding the special announcement to be made from Android Police and it is not the Galaxy Tab 11.6, but rather Angry Birds Space. That does not seem like much of an announcement, but that information comes from Samsung.