Last week, we reported about some upcoming tablets from Samsung, the SM-T35x/SM-T55x and the SM-P35x/SM-P55x. According to a new information these tablets might sport screens with 4:3 aspect ratios, similar to that of the Nexus 9 and the Apple iPad. The SM-T35x and the SM-P35x might have 8-inch screens, while the SM-T55x and the SM-P55x might be equipped with 9.7-inch screens. All these tablets will be powered by 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipsets.
Low-end tablets (probably priced as mid-range!) that’ll have an AnTuTu score of about 18,000-range, but still: Samsung!
Samsung offering 4:3 would be an enormous defeat. Apple’s bet on 4:3 would have been right. And over in China, Lei Jun would dance a frikkin jig for betting on 4:3 with the Xiaomi MiPad (OK, a second jig, following the one he probably danced when the Nexus 9 was announced).
The question remains: How the hell is Samsung going to design these so Apple doesn’t squash them under a “Trade Dress” lawsuit? Given Apple didn’t crush the 4:3 iPad Mini-like Acer A1-830, are the days of that kind of lawsuit past?
And the big question: Will this move kill all Chinese iPad Mini clones? Why buy any of them from China when they can be had locally from a global brand name with world-class build quality and easier return policies?