Trends suggest tablet usage is declining and has been for the past few months. The declining usage again raises questions about the relevance of tablets. This is set to change, however, with Qualcomm suggesting that 4K tablets will be made available in the market before the end of 2015.
In an interview with TrustedReviews, Qualcomm's Vice President of Marketing Tim McDonough clarifies that the first consumer available 4K display tablets will hit retailers in the coming months.
"I think there is a good likelihood you will start seeing 4K display tablets in 2015. The test and demo units we have are 4K tablets so someone is making 4K screens and they probably want to sell it to more people than Qualcomm, so I think the chances are pretty good", McDonough explains to TrustedReviews.
However, the real usage of a 4K tablet still remains as the pet peeve of almost every tablet user. It's very easy to get swept away with the arrival of a 4K ready tablets - but in a relative sense, it won't make a huge difference.
Earlier this year, we first heard that Sony might launch its 4K-enabled tablet (dubbed, "Xperia Z4 tablet") in the first half of 2015. The tablet could pack a 12.97-inch display with a 3,840 x 2,400-pixel resolution (4K), a 2.86GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 12,100mAh battery pack.
Rumours in the past have suggested that both Apple and Samsung would launch their respective 4K ready tablets later this year. So far, these should be regarded as mere speculations -- at least as of now.