Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) is reportedly working on a 12-inch tablet, according to sources with Digitimes. Digitimes cites supply chain sources that have claimed Samsung is building a large tablet.
It was reported earlier that the tablet was being co-developed by Google. However, Google is focusing on the 7-inch tablet market so Samsung will be building the 12-inch tablet on their own. It is unknown when the 12-inch tablet will arrive, but it will not likely happen this year.
The new tablet will likely affect the laptop market since laptops mostly has 11″-17″ screens. A 12″ screen would be appreciated by potential tablet customers that do not want one that is 10″ or smaller.