Samsung’s plan for an 11.8-inch Android tablet code-named the P10 was discovered among the reams of court documents filed in the company’s $2.5 billion patent case against Apple, according to online reports. The P10 would have a Retina-like display with 2560-by-1600 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio, according to court documents first uncovered by The Verge.
Apple’s third-generation iPad features a 9.7-inch screen with 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch. If Samsung is planning an 11.8-inch tablet with 2560-by-1600 resolution it would have about 256 ppi.
Other than display size, the documents indicate the purported new tablet would have Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, but details about ports, media card readers, or other hardware features are unknown. The court documents say the P10 is slated for a 2012 release, but it’s not clear whether the company is still on track with that timeframe or if the tablet would be pushed into 2013.
Samsung is planning a press event on Aug. 15 in New York City, but the appearance of an 11.8-inch tablet seems unlikely. Current speculation suggests the New York event will kick off availability for the long-expected Galaxy Note 10.1-inch tablet that was first introduced in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The latest Samsung report follows a claim by BGR in December that Samsung would launch an 11.6-inch Android tablet with 2560-by-1600 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. Samsung in May 2011 unveiled a PenTile WQXGA 10.1-inch tablet display with 2560-by-1600 resolution.