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Samsung reportedly ordered 12 million 12.2″ IGZO displays from Sharp to make tablets

With an uninspiring Galaxy Tab 10.1 refresh out of the way, Samsung may be looking to produce something more interesting – Korean site ETNews claims that a 12.2″ tablet is on the way.

Samsung has reportedly partnered with Sharp to deliver 2—2.5 million 12.2″ screens a month for a total of about 12 million panels per quarter. The two companies announced they will work closer after Samsung bought a 3% stake in Sharp.

The screens themselves will use IGZO tech and pack WQXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600). They will support S Pen tech like the Galaxy Note line, which suggests the tablets will be Android-based.

However, tablets bigger than 10″ are typically Windows 8 tablets, so an Ativ tablet or possibly hybrid with a QWERTY keyboard dock is not out of the question.

Thanks to Bart for the tip!

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