Samsung’s early 2014 tablet lineup won’t be official until Monday afternoon when Samsung is scheduled to show off all of its new gadgets during the company’s huge CES 2014 press conference. But as is typically the case with new Samsung devices, just about everything you need to know about Samsung’s new tablet lineup has already leaked along with images of the new slates. Gadget leaker @evleaks on Monday posted all of the key specs for four new Samsung tablets: the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2-inch, the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2-inch, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1-inch and the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4-inch. Launch dates and pricing are not yet known but all four tablets will feature Android 4.4 KitKat along with WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) resolution. The rest of the specs for each slate follow below along with leaked images. More →
Reports of Samsung’s huge 12.2-inch tablet only began late last month, but it looks like the official specifications have already been uncovered. SamMobile has obtained exclusive confirmation that many of the Galaxy Note Pro leaks from December were spot on. The tablet will feature a 12.2-inch display with 2560×1600 pixel resolution, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The report reveals that Samsung will release both a Wi-Fi and an LTE model of the Galaxy Note Pro as well. SamMobile has also “received information that Samsung is changing its usual tablet UI to something more unique,” but no details have been announced. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note Pro along with an entire lineup of tablets at Mobile World Congress in February.
It appears that Samsung has yet to plug the leak, because once again news regarding the Galaxy Note Pro has surfaced, this time in the form of a carrier for the oversized tablet. According to @evleaks, AT&T is the first provider to agree to carry the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro, a tablet which shares many of its specs with the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition). Those specs include a 2,560 x 1,600-pixel LCD display, a 2.4GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, a 9,500 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. The previous leak revealed that the tablet will launch internationally in the first quarter of 2014, but there was no word as to whether the U.S. would be a part of the initial rollout. If this new report is to be believed, chances are good that the tablet will indeed hit U.S. shores in the near future.
For the second time in just a few days, a report out of South Korea claims to confirm that Samsung will launch its largest tablet yet in the coming months. Earlier this week, a purported photo of the upcoming 12.2-inch Samsung tablet was published on a Korean forum along with various specs. The report also claimed that the new slate, possibly called “Galaxy Note Pro” or “Galaxy Note 12,” would launch early next year. Now, a new report from ZDNet Korea reiterates those specs, adds a few new ones, and states that the Galaxy Note Pro will launch sometime in the first quarter of 2014. Citing an unnamed industry source, the blog says that the new tablet will feature a 12.2-inch 2,560 x 1,600-pixel LCD display, a 2.4GHz processor, 3GB RAM memory, a 9,500 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. Finally, the site also notes the tablet measures 11.6 inches long by 8 inches tall, and it will be unveiled in a few short weeks during the CES 2014 trade show.
Reports suggest that both Samsung and Apple have plans to introduce a new class of gigantic tablet in 2014 and from the look of things, Samsung will get the jump on its archrival once again next month. A photo posted to Korean-language forum Clien.net and picked up by Phone Arena supposedly reveals Samsung’s monster tablet for the first time. It is also accompanied by purported specs that are in line with high-end smartphones and tablets that are already available, suggesting size will indeed be this slate’s main selling point. Seemingly dubbed either Galaxy Note 12 or Galaxy Note Pro, Samsung’s upcoming tablet will supposedly feature a 12.2-inch display with better-than-HD 2,560 x 1,600-pixel resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of storage, a 9,500 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. The massive new Samsung slate is expected to be unveiled next month at CES ahead of a launch sometime in the first quarter.