It’s barely been two weeks since Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 2014 Edition at a pre-IFA Unpacked event, but I bet it feels like more. For instance, do you by any chance remember that, just two days prior to the press conference, a Galaxy Note 12.2 was said to chaperone the GNote 3 in Berlin?
You don’t, do you? And no one could blame you, given everything that happened in the tech world in the meantime. But it’s probably time to turn some of your attention back to this alleged Note 12.2, as chances are Bluetooth SIG has just confirmed its existence.
True, the Special Interest Group hasn’t given the green light to a tab called exactly that way, but one carrying the model number SM-P901. After doing some digging and recollecting past events and rumors though, we feel pretty good about speculating the P901 is the Wi-Fi only variant of Sammy’s biggest Galaxy Note ever (with a 3G flavor likely numbered SM-P900 and an LTE-enabled model also going by the SM-P905 moniker).
Now, assuming we’re not jumping to hasty and erroneous conclusions here, we can also assume, based both on this recent Bluetooth certification and previous reports, the SM-P901 will come with a top-notch 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution (aka WQXGA) display in tow, plus pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Bluetooth 4.0 and GSM/W-CDMA connectivity.
Unfortunately, everything else is at the time being covered in a thick veil of mystery, albeit if one was to take a wild guess, the slate should at the very least pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and/or Exynos 5 Octa power.
The big question remains when is Samsung planning to intro and commercially release the gargantuan tablet, what kind of price range are we looking at and whether the Koreans are targeting this market niche because they think it has potential or due to increasing rumors Apple has an iPad “Maxi” in the pipeline. Thoughts anyone?