Samsung could name its 12" tablet Galaxy Note Pro, more specs leak out

We know Samsung is planning a tablet assault on our senses next year, reshifting focus from high-end smartphones and phablets, where it is the undisputable Android champion anyway. Recently, a rumor emerged that as soon as the first quarter of next year, it will have four new tablets on the market, ranging from the ultra cheap to elaborate Super AMOLED ones.

Now, a tipster sent us a local forum posting regarding a presentation Samsung did in Korea for its upcoming products in 2014. He claims that there was a glass box on the stage there, with a mysterious new tablet inside that read Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) Pro. They couldn't take pictures of the slate itself because of the embargo that Samsung placed on the presentation contents, but a few details trickled down anyway.

It turns out that the Pro edition of Samsung's Note tablet features a 309.9 mm display diagonal, which translates to roughly 12.2". Other than that, the specs seems to mimic what we have on the 10-incher, as the Pro is said to feature a 2560x1600 display resolution, quad-core Snapdragon 800, and 3 GB of RAM. Here's the rough size difference between the current 10-incher and the upcoming 12" Pro version in the Note family.

If you remember, an eventual 12" Samsung tablet has leaked more than once already, and it makes sense that Samsung would like to expand its stylus-centric Note line to cover all sizes - we have the 5.7" Note 3, then the 8" Note 8.0, the 10" Note 10.1, and apparently a 12-inch Pro version is in the works, too. That screen diagonal will allow more serious work to be done with the tablet, and Samsung might eventually be prepping it as a laptop replacement, surrounding it with keyboard accessories, extra S Pen functionality, and so on, hence the Pro moniker. 

Moreover, the source mentions that the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) Pro will weigh 750 grams, which is quite a bit more than the 19.29 oz (547 g) of the Note 10.1, and will have a 9500 mAh battery against the 10" slate's 8220 mAh, so a serious 12" workhorse from Samsung seems poised to make a cameo soon. 

source: CDPKorea & Moveplayer



19. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Omg stretched phones app will really ugly and funny on note 12.2 just saying

16. taikucing unregistered

Pro means more bloatwares

15. fadingdust

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 09, 2013

The 12" Note has a bigger batter than a macbook air. It'd better be lighter, though I'm starting to doubt.

14. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Those buttons are... Tablets look better with on-screen buttons or Samsung should go back to capacitive ones placed in a portrait position.

11. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

How ugly it is with that physical button i hate it

10. Gulenkov

Posts: 50; Member since: May 15, 2013

Where's the logick? Galaxy Note 10.1 with 12.2 screen? I hope Samsun'll give this tablet another name

17. SleepingOz unregistered

It will be called Note Pro. Guess you're too lazy to read the article.

3. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Note 3,i would recommend,as you are not locked to using iTunes for Music,an no Tiles to operate round

1. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

hey guys going offtopic need help which phone should i buy ll be buying in few days 1 note 3 2 lumia 1520 3 iphone 5s i am already having xperia z1 and had a really bad exp with lumia 620

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It depends on which is important to you. If you want big screen with a stylus, go for the Note 3. If you want huge screen with an awesome camera, go for the Lumia 1520. If you want a compact phone with a fruit logo on it's back, go for the iPhone 5s.

4. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Note 3 if size is not an issue its currently the best phone available but if size is an issue then go for the iphone 5S, and what's wrong with your z1?


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Is the Z1 not enough?

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Maybe he wants a secondary phone for backup. But if I want a secondary phone, I will buy a cheap Nokia Lumia 525 or a cheap Huawei Ascend Y300.


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

For me a good secondary phone will be a cheaper lumia like a 720 or an 820. Hahaha


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Of course! 620 is a midrange device.. Are u a noob? LOL. Z1 is enuff. Learn how to use and harness its powers. Lol again.


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

620 is low end actually. Lolololol..

12. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

note 3

13. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

iphone 5s ~ ❤

18. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

thanx everyone i really appreciate your suggestions but still confusion as i was a samsung user b4 that so came to conclusion on note 3 and iphone 5s i really liked note 3 overall and iphone 5s for imovie and other things an all i ll look tomorrow on istore after seeing the comparison btween lumia 1520 and note 3 so 1520 is note a option anymore.. note bcoz of to have secondary i just want to have something diff ya z1 is not enough for me lol still misses some feature that i used to have on galaxy grand duos

20. m3taz

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

note 3

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