Samsung Galaxy Note 12" with high-res display tipped for Q3, beating a larger iPad to market

Samsung Galaxy Note 12
If you have been unmoved with Samsung's recent Galaxy Tab 3 line introduction, like the 10-incher you see in the thumb, it's not hard to fathom why, but its modest specs sheet might mean that Samsung is saving the best for last.

We've heard about an upcoming 11" slate from it before, but now he rumor is getting fleshed out in a 12.2" reincarnation. A Korean publication that often leaks on Samsung- or LG-related topics, is claiming that we will see the largest member of the Galaxy Note family pretty soon, meaning that an S Pen stylus will be a staple.

The screen is actually said to be 12.2", to be exact, and sport the ultra high resolution of the Nexus 10 tablet, at 2560x1600 pixels, working it out to about 247ppi pixel density, which is not bad for a large tablet by any means. The Note 12.2 (working title) will have a panel supplied by Sharp in some batches, says the source, as its IGZO display tech means thin and bright packages with very low battery consumption. 

The 12-incher is expected to be announced in Q3, and the other interesting thing is that the source claims it is meant to beat a larger iPad to market, which would mean another tablet headscratch, to say the least, and perhaps Apple's answer to the glut of Haswell- and Bay Trail-based Wintel convertibles that is hitting this holiday season with battery lives comparable to current ARM-based tablets.

source: ETNews via Mobileaks.nl

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31 Comments

1. FlushGordon unregistered

Again...the success of this tablet will determine IF the price is right... The Note 8.0 was a huuuge letdown because of the price, I just hope SAMSUNG gets it right this time around

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'the success of this tablet will determine IF the price is right' Shouldn't be it the other way round ? xD

26. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

"Shouldn't be it the other way round ? xD" Shouldn't it be the other way round ? :P and lol yeah you are right!

28. miket247

Posts: 81; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

+1 he was all backwards

2. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Why not 440+ ppi?

5. zhiae unregistered

the may dun that if it uses direct power instead of battery

12. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

To get that sort of PPI on a 12 inch tablet, you'd have be approaching screen specs of 4K. This tablet has the same amount of pixels as the Nexus 10 but because of the larger screen size, the pixels are spread further apart. Todate, the nexus 10 has the highest PPI of any tablet. If you was to make the nexus 10 screen smaller, say 7 inches, then the PPI would be closer to 440. However making it larger will decrease the PPI as demonstrated by this tablet's specs.

16. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

a 2560x1600 pixel screen is more than good enough on tablet. Also a 12 inch screen would be great as i personnaly want a screen larger than 10.1

3. ihatesmartphone unregistered

This is what I'm waiting for...:) come on samsung!! bring it on!!

23. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yessssss............ i hope it has a hell of a processor like Bay Trail or something even better

4. Igneel unregistered

Really hate the physical button though

6. FlushGordon unregistered

Physical buttons increases your screen size...a 12 inch screen will give you true 12 inches as opposed to a 12 incher with virtual buttons...what's there to hate about it?

11. caiofmart

Posts: 3; Member since: May 01, 2013

Virtual button wouldn't use even 10% of the screen, and screen will still bigger than the 10.1 inch tablets. And the buttons positions of the Tab 10.1 is pretty awkward and uncomfortable to use in portrait mode. The old buttons and notifications layout of the Honeycomb/ICS where much comfortable and convenient for the 10+ inch tablets than middle position keys and the notification bar on the top of JB for me.

17. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Physical button is actually much better on a tab as using the semi permanent ones onscreen means a bar bar of screen space is wasted for nearly everything but video playback. Samsung does remove the bar for video playback already but not having it at all would be great.

7. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Galaxy Note is just something I'll definitely get one, been loving them since Note 10.1. 12" and a keyboard then it can replace my laptop at office

8. FlushGordon unregistered

Yo SAMSUNG ...to be able to compete against the full-sized iPads, you need to beat them to the price (as what captain obvious has been insisting since day one) but so far you aren't very good at pricing your devices competitively...Note 8, Mega 6.3....anyone? Who in their right mind would buy these???

21. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Samsung can be alot of things good or bad, but samsung not selling is not one of them.

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'll choose an Android phone over an iPhone any day of the week. But Android tablet ecosystem is vastly inferior and no amount of nice hardware on the OEMs' part will make up for the lack of tablet-optimized/tablet-specific applications. Until then, the iPad is the go-to tablet. Hopefully this changes in a couple of years.

13. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

wow now this actually might be to big for a tablet unless it comes with a keyboard dock

14. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Great Job Samsung ! I was waiting for that size !

15. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

12" always made sense. You can hold a 7-8"-er in one hand or two but for larger two hands are mandatory anyway, so providing they can cut down bezels and weight, 12" makes sense. Really, the Note 8.0 should be in the $300 category and the Note 12.0 with 2600k screen in the $500, I'd consider buying either.

18. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Christmas present me thinks!

29. SleepingOz unregistered

Same here!

19. YouGotTrolledSon

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Where's thump down button ?

20. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i'm buying it.. I dont care about price

22. Sonny_09

Posts: 49; Member since: May 24, 2013

Galaxy tab 7.0'' 7.7'' 8.0'' 12.1'' Galaxy note I II 12'' Galaxy S4, S4 mini, S4 zoom, S4 active.. Stop milking consumer's money. the best part, they shrinks/ enlarge and mix and match internal components. If the next big things are already here as illustrated by their ads, samsung should really shut the f up right now.

24. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

they give the consumer more options by making different sizes.. whats bad about it???? I'm happy to see lots of options

25. Sonny_09

Posts: 49; Member since: May 24, 2013

Are you happy to see 1 month after buying your phone, your phone get bumped down by another phone of similar, slightly improved spec? as in the case of buying a S3 mini, just to get it overtook by samsung galaxy grand?

30. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Choose one and be contented. If you think you are compelled to buy everything that Samsung makes.then that's your problem. If you buy phones for status then buy an iPhone. you'll have the best and latest for 1 year. But the truth is, nobody cares what your phone is,

27. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I though Samsung was suppose to be releasing a tablet with a high resolution super amoled display this year?

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