A GFXBench listing has revealed that HMD Global plans to launch a high-end Android tablet this year with the Nokia branding. However, the tablet is going to be a niche device, with a humongous 18.4-inch sized display. That’s the exact same size as the Samsung Galaxy View, which was launched in October 2015.
According to the benchmark listing, Nokia’s upcoming tablet will feature an 18.4” display with 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 160 pixels per inch. That may not sound very impressive, but it is still better than the 120 PPI pixel density of the Galaxy View display.
The tablet will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC, which is Qualcomm’s flagship mobile chipset for the year. In terms of memory, it will include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the imaging front, the listing reveals a 12MP primary camera at the back, capable of capturing videos in 4K resolution. The front-facing camera too is listed to be a 12MP unit with 4K video capture support.
As for the software, the tablet is currently being tested with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, so there is no doubt that HMD will be launching it with Android Nougat out of the box. Also, it appears the software is being developed by FIH Mobile, a Foxconn subsidiary.
The Nokia 18.4-inch tablet could possibly be announced next month at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, where HMD Global will be announcing the first Nokia-branded Android devices meant for the global market. The company has already unveiled the Nokia 6 recently, meant for the Chinese market exclusively.