We didn’t really need further confirmation a larger than before 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Note was in the works, what with it making the Bluetooth SIG and benchmarking rounds a couple of days ago, but any info that can help fully solve the puzzle is welcomed.
And an FCC certification certainly fits the bill, albeit it still leaves a couple of things to the imagination. Like when will the GNote 12.2 break cover in official form? We can’t know for sure, but Sam Mobile says it might not happen this year and they’re usually spot-on with these kinds of predictions.
Whenever it comes, the tab is expected in two variations, one sporting just Wi-Fi and numbered SM-P900 and the other rocking 4G LTE speeds too, dubbed SM-P905. There’s also an SM-P905V that rumor has it will land exclusively on Verizon, but for all intents and purposes it should be the exact same gadget as the SM-P905.
An SM-P905 that, according to the FCC, measures 359.09 mm (14.1 inches) in diagonal, which, all bezel accounted for, should result in a 12.2-inch usable screen real estate. The height is listed at roughly 295 mm and the width at 203, so all in all you can picture this big guy as a GNote 10.1 2014 with about 20% added size.
As far as specs go, the regulatory agency doesn’t supply a lot of dirt, only that there’s support for Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and LTE. Oh, and the schematics pretty clearly show a slot for an S Pen, so there’s no longer any doubt the thing is prepped as an addition to the Galaxy Note family, not the Galaxy Tab.
Don’t forget that we have AnTuTu to fill in the blanks about features and whatnot, with the infamous benchmarking tool suggesting the Note 12.2 will come with a 2,560 x 1,600 pix res panel in tow, 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of built-in storage and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Not too shabby, eh?