May 20, 2016

Benchmark reveals a Lenovo 18.4-inch Tablet as Big as the Galaxy View

A tablet with a display like the Samsung Galaxy View has been spotted under Lenovo's brand.

Lenovo has become the world's largest computer manufacturer, not bad for a little Chinese company that used to work out of a two-room guardhouse back in 1984. Lenovo is sure to be pumping out new hardware and has already announced a press conference on June 9 at Tech World 2016 in Silicon Valley.

Lenovo is most likely going to introduce us to several new products on June 9, including some Moto-branded smartphones and the new Lenovo Project Tango smartphone that is rumored to be coming out. But amidst the rumors, we have some specifications leaked from GFXBench for something known as the Lenovo PB2-690N. And the interesting thing is that this device has a 18.4-inch 1440p touchscreen display.

What does this mean? Most likely, Lenovo is preparing a product to go against Samsung's Galaxy View. Unlike the Galaxy View, however, which has a 1080p screen, Lenovo's entry matches the screen size but ups the resolution to full Quad HD. It's a serious piece of hardware and one that will give Samsung a run for its money.

The rest of the specs for Lenovo's mysterious tablet are Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a Qualcomm Cortex A72 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8Ghz (either the Snapdragon 650 or 652) coupled with an Adreno 510 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It'll have an 8-megapixel rear camera and a .3-megapixel front camera, but it seems unlikely that anyone will be using a tablet this large as their main camera.

Lenovo's competitor for the Galaxy View is shaping up to be quite interesting. The tablet will be huge, and for some reason Lenovo is pushing it despite the weak demand for the Samsung Galaxy View. Still, it's a bold move and a very interesting one, and the timing right now suggests that the product will be ready for the press conference on June 9 at Silicon Valley.

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