12.2 inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet with 3G on board spotted at the FCC

12.2 inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet with 3G on board spotted at the FCC
That Samsung is working on a 12.2-inch Android tablet isn't exactly breaking news. Rumors of such a device have been circulating the web for weeks. In fact, some of its hardware specifications are already known thanks to a benchmark result that surfaced online. However, what we didn't know until today was that a 3G-capable model of Samsung's upcoming slate is in the works as well. How can we be so sure? Well, we found the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 (or whatever its real name turns out to be) at the FCC, labeled as a 3G portable tablet with support for the 850/1900MHz frequencies. The particular model we're referring to is listed as the Samsung SM-P901. 

Rumor has it that this 12.2-inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet will sport a 2560 by 1600 pixel display and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC backed by 3GB of RAM. If accurate, specs like these would instantly rank the slate among the best ones out there once it is released. Further specs are said to include an 8MP camera on the back, 2MP cam in front, 32GB of storage, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box.  

If the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 is meant to see the light of day, then an official announcement should come sooner than later. Chances are we might see it on shelves in time for the holiday shopping spree.

source: FCC, Zauba



1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

They need to search for a new name for such slates. Tablets must be at last 10 inches. This one is HUGE!

2. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

andoird tablet yes, more than 10" is a waste..

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Um... multi-window?

10. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

To be honest with my 5" phone, 7" tablet and 15" laptop; I'd be more apt to pick up a 12" tab than a 10" one. It fits my tech portfolio better.

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

+1. Exactly what I thought. If I had a phone and 7" tablet than 12" makes more sense than 10" for me.

14. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I returned the note 10.1 because it was too small. If I am going to use a tablet/slate to write notes on for class, then I want big. The ideal size would be slightly larger than a piece of paper. I don't know why you think big is bad. Big is beautiful.

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Another Wide version of S4.

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The Nokia tabs are much closer related to their phones than this tab Is to the s4

3. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Seriuosly Samsung ? where are the new tablets with haswell and Atom ? at least those have advantages to be 12" .. Or at least WinRT , but andoird on 12" is just stupid...

6. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Windows not being able to scale properly on ultra high resolution display of this thing, and having only a fraction of touch optimized apps - that is stupid. Drop your stereotypical view, and you'll see that Android is the best operating system for touchscreens, and it will only get much better in the future. Tell me, what does windows RT have over Android? Office? Newsflash - there are great office apps on Android. Things that one could possibly need Windows over Android are proffesional producrivity, serious programming(you can do lightweigt coding on Android too btw), and hardcore AAA gaming..and any of that, even if possible on a true tablet, wouldn't make sense on it.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I thinking getting 12.2 over 10.1 if its available in my Area and LTE enabled. Beat getting a wacom board that need to be link to a PC or Mac. Besides Android drawing tools are getting better and better.

9. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Yep, the Sketchbook pro is very good, especially versions that come for free with the Note series.

8. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I was going to get the note 10.1 2014 edition but this look to be better. If this does come out soon I'm definitely going to get it. I wonder how the resolution would look on the 12.2 inch display. It's only going to have a ppi of 247 but then again i'm guessing you would hold it further from your face because its a bigger screen.

11. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

247 ppi is gold even in phones. And a normal computer has like 80 ppi at this size

15. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I returned the Note 10.1 because it was too small for me for comfortable note taking. I will definatly try a 12.2.

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