It has been three years since Samsung released a Windows-powered tablet, but recent reports indicate that the South Korean tech giant may be dabbling in that field again this year.
The last Windows-powered tablet released by the company was the Ativ S I8750, the Latin Post noted. The Ativ S l8750 ran on Microsoft’s Windows 8. Samsung unveiled and made available for sale the tablet on December 2012, following Microsoft’s launching of the Windows 8 OS in August of that same year.
Now, according to GSM Arena, the Ativ may be receiving a successor in the near future.
The article revealed that an informant had leaked in Chinese website Weibo that Samsung is allegedly working on a new tablet that runs on Windows 10.
The informant claimed that the new Windows 10 tablet from Samsung will be a 12-inch device and will feature a Super AMOLED touchscreen. In addition, the tablet will also be powered by a 13 nm Core M processor from Intel, backed up by 4GB of RAM.
The Tech Times speculated that the tablet will have a resolution of either 2560×1600 or 3840×2400, and will have an S-Pen like the tech giant’s Android-powered Galaxy Note 5.
The device will also be very thin, according to Sam Mobile, which reported that the tablet will only be 6.2 millimeter thick. It will also be very light, weighing only 600 grams.
However, Microsoft and Samsung have not yet confirmed the rumors of this new Windows-powered tablet.
Meanwhile, Samsung is preparing to roll out an update that will bring features of the new S6 Edge+ to the S6 and S6 Edge.
According to a separate article by Sam Mobile, the new update will now allow S6 and S6 Edge users to use the devices’ camera app to broadcast live Youtube streaming.
The update will also bring Samsung Pay, upgraded user interface, Apps Edge, and the Vacuum Tube Amp Pro audio app to the S6 and S6 Edge.