Report: Samsung prepping behemoth tablet with 18.4-inch display

This is firmly in the rumor category, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Samsung see how big of a tablet buyers would be willing to get.

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Samsung likes to go big. It pioneered the phablet craze with its Galaxy Note series and isn’t afraid to try outside-the-box hardware, as its latest flagship Galaxy S6 Edge+ features curved glass.

So that gives at least some credence to the rumor that Samsung is prepping a ginormous tablet, codenamed Tahoe, with an 18.4-inch screen. According to the SamMobile report, it will have an LCD screen with a 1920x1080 resolution, an octa-core 64-bit, 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, and a 5,700 mAh battery. 

We’ll keep an eye out to see if this materializes.

Why this matters: Samsung makes a ton of tablets; including one that’s already on the big side in the 10.4-inch Tab S. This feels like it would be an experiment in just how big of a tablet people will actually purchase. But if there’s a company that would be willing to roll the dice to sell a few thousand units, it would be Samsung.

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