The long-rumored and heavily anticipated 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet may have undergone a branding alteration since last fall, but it appears its final specs won’t be any different than the ones revealed to the press back in the day.
Hence, the GNote Pro 12.2 looks essentially like a glorified jumbo-sized version of the Note 10.1 2014 Edition, with quite possibly a less vibrant display and a software makeover as the biggest ace up its sleeve.
Granted, nothing is set in stone just yet, so we may still be in for a few surprises, but all in all that seems unlikely. Especially as a formal announcement is less than two months away, with MWC 2014 allegedly seen as the perfect venue for the monster to break cover.
The date of the actual commercial launch continues to be kept under wraps, albeit Samsung will surely want to get it over with ASAP as an iPad Pro looms large on the horizon. Plus, Note Pro’s hardware is bound to become even more lackluster as time goes by.
Okay, maybe “lackluster” is not the ideal word to describe it. But we can probably all agree quad-core Snapdragon 800 heat and 3 GB RAM will make for a far from special config, say, three or four months from now.
Then there’s 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution, which translates to an inferior ppi than that of the latest 10-inch Note, 8 MP/2.1 MP dual cams, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and optional 4G LTE support. By the by, only the LTE model (SM-P905) is “confirmed” to pack S800 speed, whereas the Wi-Fi variant (SM-P900) may ultimately be powered by an Exynos CPU of sorts. Probably not the octa-core 64-bit, though.
On the software side of things, it should come as no surprise the Note 12.2 runs Android 4.4 KitKat out the box, but rumor has it the TouchWiz UI will be significantly overhauled too. Intriguing, huh?
Finally, based on the somewhat questionable AnTuTu score leaked to the press, it looks like the upcoming 12-incher will be about as zippy as the Note 10.1 2014. Maybe a little snappier once all the software kinks are ironed out. But just a little.
Source: Sam Mobile