Once upon a time, Samsung released some Windows-powered tablets under the brand name of Ativ. However, it has been quite a while since a new Ativ device has been launched. If information that has been posted online by Samsung leak sources is to be believed, the company is once again working on a big screen tablet to be powered, not by Android, but by Windows.
According to leak reports being picked up, the alleged new 12-inch Samsung tablet could potentially be a competitor for the new Surface devices which are expected, though not officially announced, to be released by Microsoft in the fall. Word of the rumored Windows 10 powered Samsung tablet first appeared on the Chinese language Weibo account of a known informant of technology news leaks.
If the information proves to be true, the new Samsung tablet running on Windows 10 will have a screen resolution of 2560×1600 or 3840×2400 on its 12-inch screen. Inside the device, a 13nm Intel Core M chip will power it up and it will boast 4GB of RAM. The tablet will also most likely sport an S-pen like those that the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with.
Popular Samsung news leak site, Sammobile also reports that the rumored tablet will be a mere 6.2mm thick and weigh just 600 grams.
The rumor of the Windows Samsung tablet comes on the heels of Microsoft releasing new software back in July. According to Sammobile, it is likely "pushing OEM partners to come out with new products" which is why a new tablet device from Samsung with Windows 10 under the hood makes sense.
However, all of this remains unconfirmed by either Samsung or Microsoft and time will tell if any of these reports out of China prove to be true.