Leaks concerning a 12.2-inch Samsung tablet have been popping up left and right lately. The latest is from Taiwan-based supply chain companies which claim that production will begin by the end of the year.
The report, which was published by Digitimes, states that the upcoming Samsung tablet will sport a so-called film-based capacitive touch display. Such part will be supplied by Shenzhen O-film Tech, a company based in China.
Digitimes’ sources speculate that Samsung’s decision to release the large tablets could pave the way for other manufacturers to follow suit in the coming year. The same sources claim that Samsung’s edge over the competitors are its brand name, which has already gained a following; as well as the resources that it allocates for marketing its products.
A few days ago, the 12.2-inch device, which is believed to be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2, was seen at the FCC.
The FCC listing showed the dimensions of the 12.2-inch Samsung tablet, which are 295.56 x 203.95 x 359.09 mm. The listing likewise indicates that it supports LTE Band 5 and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Previous rumors have suggested the possibility of a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core System on a Chip, 3 GB of RAM, a display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage, and Android Jelly Bean. Of course, being a Galaxy Note device, it will also pack the bells and whistles of the other devices in its product line. Among these would be Air Gesture, Air Command, Multi-window capability, and support for the S Pen.
Prior to the FCC listing, the same device was also the subject of an allegedly leaked press image. Furthermore, it was spotted on the Bluetooth certification website. Korean media has also been publishing reports of a 12-inch Samsung tablet even way back in June. Samsung, however, is still silent on the matter.
Meanwhile, other companies like Toshiba and Lenovo have already tried their luck with 13-inch tablets, but their venture did not prove to be very successful.
Are you looking forward to the 12.2-inch Samsung tablet?
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