It looks like Samsung’s Unpacked event scheduled for September 4 is not all about the launch of the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear as new reports coming from Korea are showing that Sammy is also readying a 12.2-inch tablet.
It’s not the first time we’ve heard that Samsung has a 12.2-inch tablet in the works, as a similar device was caught in some benchmark logs a few weeks ago. Code named SM-P900, the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 will come with a 12.2 inch display and it is set to become the flagship tablet of the South Korean company.
What you can see in the picture above is the first rendering of the new Samsung tablet, which will reportedly debut at IFA 2013 sporting a high-resolution LCD display.
Reports are indicating that the 12.2-inch display of the Galaxy Note 12.2 will have an impressive resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, while the processing tasks will be handled by an octo-core chipset, most likely Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 5420 based on four 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 cores, four low-energy 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 cores, and eight-core Mali T628 GPU.
Samsung’s Note 12.2 will not be the biggest tablet on the market, as Toshiba rushed in to announce a 13.3-inch slate early 2012. Moreover, that reports in the business indicate that Apple is also planning to penetrate the 12-inch tablet market with an iPad Max, thus the battle on this segment will be once very interesting to watch.
Anyway, Samsung will have to be very careful about its approach with this new product, as it looks to me that the Galaxy Tab 3 series didn’t had the expected impact, while the Galaxy Note 8.0 sale figures are kept secret, which might be a sign that the sales aren’t as big as planned.
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