Samsung prepping 11.8in Galaxy tablet with 'retina' display

Barely 24 hours old, the historic California court battle between Apple and Samsung continues to fascinate the tech world, not just in terms of what is at stake in terms of the international patent war between the two companies, but also with regards to the product revelations arising from documents being filed as part of the proceedings.

Not only is the Korean tech titan working on two new Windows Phone 8 devices, it is also apparently developing a new tablet to visually rival Apple's Retina-display iPad. Codenamed the 'P10,' the Samsung tablet would feature an 11.8in display with a 2560 x 1600 WQXGA resolution, making for a Retina-like pixel density of 256 PPI.

Referring to the potential product as part of its 2012 line-up, the document reveals little about the P10 outside of its high-end graphics, larger form factor, and the fact that it features LTE connectivity. While some may find 11.8in to be a bit on the butch side for a tablet device, there are also likely to be those who appreciate the expanded potential of such a display-size.

The news comes as Samsung is preparing to defending itself against accusations that it "slavishly" copied Apple product designs. In turn, the Galaxy S3 manufacturer will contend that the iconic Californian company is unfairly trying to stifle competition and innovation through its aggressive patent litigation strategy, which has seen a number of Samsung's products face sales bans in both the US and Europe.

Earlier today, the Korean firm ventured that it is confident of jurors ruling in its favour, despite concern being voiced in some quarters that the trial's location in San Jose – a roughly 15 minute cruise down the Junipero Serra Freeway to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino – will affect the decision, with the American firm not only a Silicon Valley icon but also an important local employer.

"We trust that the jurors in the trial will agree that no company should have a monopoly over rectangular phones," Samsung said in conversation with the Inquirer.

"While we would have preferred to settle our differences through negotiation, we look forward to the opportunity to present our case to the jury," the company added.

Apple vs Samsung is expected to last four weeks.

Filings related to the trial have also turned up secret images of early iPhone designs.