Samsung Galaxy 12.2 tablet image leaks


Since June, we've been hearing little bits about a 12-inch tablet in the works from Samsung. At first, it was thought that Samsung was working on a high-end tablet (aka a Galaxy Note), but once more info came out, it became clear it was a mid-range tablet (aka a Galaxy Tab). Now, the first alleged image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy 12.2 tablet has leaked.

First off, the device is labeled as the Galaxy Note 12.2, but we're a bit hesitant on that part though, because all of the previous rumors, and the original source for this image list the device as model SM-P900; and, a "P" in a Samsung tablet model number usually indicates that the device does not have S-Pen support, which would mean it is a Galaxy Tab, not a Galaxy Note. 

Otherwise, the image is a press render, rather than an actual image of the device, but it does show a few interesting things. It looks like Samsung may be going with a very slightly asymmetrical design where the top edge (in landscape mode) of the tablet is a bit thicker than the bottom. It's not quite as pronounced as you would see on the Sony Xperia Tablet S, though. Samsung has also decided to keep going with physical buttons, rather than adopting Android's onscreen buttons.

If this really is the SM-P900, it has been rumored to have a 12.2-inch 2560x1600 display as well as the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa SoC. The general thinking is that Samsung will be announcing the device at IFA in just a few days time along with the Galaxy Note III and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, so we should get the full story then.

source: MovePlayer via SamMobile

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53 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Looks like a Microsoft Surface combined with Sony Xperia Tablet Z. And that's a good thing since they are the 2 best looking tablets.

13. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

But why do they put big ugly button at the bottom of the screen?

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Hey, it's Samsung. They always want to destroy the design somehow.

25. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Now I know the reason why this article http://www.phonearena.com/news/U.K.-carrier-Three-to-launch-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-III-on-Sep-16-Sony-Xperia-Z1-on-September-24th_id46925 shows that Xperia Tablet Z is under Samsung's list.. TADA!!! and not to mention this http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-III-leaks-shows-less-rounded-corners_id46939 Xperia Note III in the making! :D

52. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

ever saw s2....note 3 looks like OG note and S2...

34. scumbledEGG unregistered

agreed! even on their ativ s, they ain't destroying their design, they just want to look like apple! haha

48. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Put windows 8 pro. Then im in :-)

53. albertov12

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

great question, answer the man Samsung

2. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Doesnt look mid range to me

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Looks pretty nice. Bigger screen is a good thing but don't get TOO BIG, Sammy boy!

4. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I love the squareness of it.

17. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Which screams sony...

36. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Ok, now we can say for certain that Samsung is a copycat; When iPhone was fashionable they orientated their design that direction, now that Sony becomes fashionable, they follow fast. Already Note 3 shows this tendency, now this tablet confirms it. Never an unoriginal Samsung product for me no matter how they trash benchmarks and pop eyes out with vivid displays etc... If I give my hard earned money, I might as well buy the original. Samsung made an empire by copying and following the trend but now that they reached the top, I was hoping for better.

37. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

There's only so much you can do with a tablet before you completely change the basic shape. Everyone copies everyone. If you really want innovation, I suggest you design your own. If you can't do that, than I suggest stop complaining and enjoy what these companies are giving us.

39. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

However, Sony tablets never reminded any others, so they did manage a way to think out of the box, even with the limited design stroke that a tablet package offers. Previous Samsung tablets didn't remind Sony tablets, this definitely does. Trust me, this is a conscious decision from Samsung management. Copying discretely is how they made a name, and they keep on doing it.

42. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Take the home button of the galaxy s2 and you ll have thr exact design as the sony z, optimus g, and the whole lg L series. Htc one looks like the BB Z10, iphone looks like prada. Deal with it fanboys, weather you are a samsung, apple or sony fan, a phone must be rectangular, its damn phone for God's sakes not a car, of course they will have similarities.

50. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

uh? If you take off the home button of the Galaxy S2 you definitely don't have the same design with the Z. Apple, Sony and Nokia have tradition and highly original designs, it's the Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese brands that copy the others and each other. Of course phones are similar shape but if you say that an S2 and a Z are similar then you have no eye for detail.

43. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Sony Z wannabe! Sony should patent thus design

24. Gigabinzle

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

yeah.. fascinating

5. Kartio

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Seems like an interesting device, hopefully the price will be interesting too (in positive way).

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Looks prototypey but whatever, 2500k screen, new Exynos 5 Octa, 12" screen - IMO portable tablet should be around 8", home tab/to pack with a larger bag, 12". Look forward to this.

44. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Exynos 5450™

45. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

T678 Mp6 GPU ™

9. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Physical buttons?? no thank you!!

19. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

physical button some time helps waking up screen.... u dont have to stretch ur arm to turn the screen on................. its useful

26. yudi.nemesis unregistered

In my Tablet Z i only need to do two quick tap to wake the screen.

35. scumbledEGG unregistered

just knock to unlock :)

32. Myrith

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

I don't mind having a home button in the middle, but I just hate physical since dust and crap can get in the nooks.

10. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Remove those buttons on the bezel and you've got yourselves a 4 year old Thick-Bezelled Samsung LCD TV.

11. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Love it

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