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We'd heard that Samsung was planning an oversized tablet with an incredible screen resolution, but after said 11-inch Galaxy Tab failed to appear at both CES and Mobile World Congress, the Android world moved on to bigger (though not necessarily better) things. In today's opening salvo of legal back-and-forth between Apple and Samsung, the tablet was revealed as part of the latter's strategy for 2012. The slightly larger 11.8-inch, 2560x1600 tablet has no designation beyond "P10", but it looks like Samsung definitely intended to release it when the document was created last year.

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This is a confirmation of Samsung' intentions, but not its future. We still haven't seen definitive evidence that the tablet in question made it out of the planning stages. Other devices mentioned in the document like the P4 Creative and P2 have parallels in the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7, even though they're marked for 2011.

Considering the lukewarm reception of both the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Toshiba's enormous Excite 13, not to mention a shift to the smaller, cheaper side of Android tablets lead by the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire, it's possible that Samsung scrapped the plans for an extra-large tablet. Of course, there's always that August 15th announcement that we assumed was either the US debut of the Galaxy Note 10.1 or the equally-rumored Galaxy Note 2. At least we'll only have to wait a couple of weeks to find out.

[Via The Verge]

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Ash Hanna

    Me want
    That's what I want
    Gimmie now
    Did I mention I want that?

  • TynanDeRosa

    If it was quad-core, had a lapdock w/ keyboard, and a bunch of ports. It could be the first viable android alternative to something like a macbook Air.

  • MrWarewolf

    20 inch tablet please, ultra-light-weight too please..

    • big is good

      i want a 96" tablet to replace my window panels.
      sunny day, every day.
      oh yeah.

      • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera
        • John O’Connor

          If Sara wasn't underground, I'd have installed them months ago.. (Eureka)

      • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

        I'm not sure if you're kidding, but I think I want that now!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jasonconort Jason Conort

        To be able to pick your view every day would be epic..lol.

  • blast0id

    Eff Apple, eff them a lot, did I mention eff Apple?

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I wrote it earlier today, so I'll say it again...High res screen and a stylus, then I'll buy it. I admit, I forgot to mention that it needs to have a clamshell keyboard dock too, but that should be assumed at this size.

    Even if it came with those 3 features, I'd still have reservations because of Samsung's horrible history of updates to their tablet line. Many of the tablets that launched with Honeycomb are now updated to ICS, except for those released by Samsung. I feel lucky that CyanogenMod took up support for those tablets early, but I would never count on that again.

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      Stylus FTW!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ataranlen Nathan Walter Stoltenberg

      What if this is the next Nexus Tablet that's rumored to be coming out soon?

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

        I've not heard a rumor about another Nexus tablet coming out soon. I have serious doubts that we'd see another Nexus tablet until Q2 2013 (a couple months earlier than the N7).

        While there's no proof that the pictures above are indicative of a final product, and Google obviously took over the cheap Asus tablet to make it the Nexus 7 (implying they could do it again), but the photos above are showing the TouchWiz interface instead of a stock launcher.

  • L boogie

    all things considered, Asus would be better off making a 12.1 tablet with that resolution and full hd plus the usual assorted goodies; keyboard dock, jelly bean or key lime, awesome battery, tegra 3+ or S4 pro etc..... besides gtab 2 10.1 should have never been released and excite 13 could be worth it if toshiba pays attention to products such as asus transformer line with ipad visuals.......hopefully samsung would still makes this tab a reality

  • Marc

    Ans what is so oncredible about it. Apple has already the 3rd Generation iPad with 2048x1536 pixels on a 9.7 inch screen what means that it will has a higher pixel density than the new Samsung. And a comment on nearly 12 inches: most android tablets are already uncomfortable to hold because of the 10.1 inch screens with 16:10 widescreen. Why should there be a 11.8 inch tablet then. Ohh. And Android and Tablets does not work no matter which screen size you take!

    • animejay

      i detect a whiff of Apple fanboy. And before i hear that I'm an Android (or Google) fanboy, I"m a fan of technology. OPEN technology and innovation.

    • L Boogie

      You're on an android blog yapping about a iToy with pretty visuals, they're those comfortable with android, and those comfortable with whatever OS makes them happy, just like people like options on what size tablets suite their needs unlike those from the "resolutionary" fruit squad where choice is completely negated

  • Himmat Singh

    Why 11.8-inch though? I always though 11.6-inch or 12.1-inch would be more conventional and save them some cost as there already are devices being made with those screen sizes.

    • Himmat Singh

      And for those who think an 11.8-inch Android tablet could replace a Windows/Mac 13-inch class laptop, the Android software must first handle things like virtual keyboard typing better. At the moment, I find it cumbersome to type web form entries as the formatting is awful.

  • Jon Garrett

    HTF do you sue over a tablet that doesn't even exist!!!!