Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 – Coming In Early 2014

(UPDATED: The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 have now been officially announced.)

Now that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 have passed the FCC tests, we are left waiting for official announcements and a release date.

But having passed the FCC does at least gives us something to go by. We have their drawings and some figures, as seen below.

The drawing indicates that, naturally for a Galaxy Note device from Samsung, it features a S Pen (stylus) slot, and a rear camera with LED light. We also have the dimensions, which indicates the size class it belongs to.

Other than that the FCC filing just reveals GPS, Bluetooth, and 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi frequencies.
Previous benchmark spottings however, have shown this device featuring the same specs as the current Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. That is: 2560 x 1600 resolution, octa-core Samsung Exynos 5420 for the 3G/Wi-Fi model or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor for the LTE model, and it will of course run Android 4.3 OS.

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 - SM-P900
Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 – SM-P900

Samsung listens to its Note users, so even if the Note 12.2 may not be built by vote, like the gaming tablet Razer Edge is, there seems to be a market for this device already. The most exciting part might be to see what new features Samsung will put into this tablet that will make it useful and productive.

This will be the one of the largest Android tablets on the market, since Android tablets normally stops at 10.1-inches, unlike Windows tablets that are popular in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch dimensions. But there is a 13.3-inch Android tablet under the name of Archos FamilyPad.

There's also a upcoming 13.3-inch Samsung tablet in the pipeline, but this tablet is trailing a little further behind. The latest tablet to be released by Samsung was the kids tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, released on November 10.

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 SAR test
Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 SAR test

– Tom Bowen