Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 images reportedly shown in patent application

by: Chris SmithJanuary 5, 2014

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Images in a Samsung patent for a tablet cover seem to show the unannounced Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 model that’s supposedly going to be unveiled in the following weeks, maybe at CES 2014.

MovePlayer has published several pictures from a patent that Samsung filed with Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS) in South Korea on August 13, and which was awarded to the company on November 20. The patent describes a new cover for tablets that can transforms into a dock capable to sustain the weight of the device.

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Actual pictures showing the tablet and the cover have been apparently included in the patent, and while the device in these images seems to be similar with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition), the publication notes that one of the images seems to reveal the tablet has a microUSB 3.0 connector like the Galaxy Note 3 instead of a microUSB 2.0 connector like the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) model.

In the gallery above, you can see more images of this purported Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet.

Galaxy Note Pro

We’ll remind you that not long ago, an image reportedly showing the back of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 has been posted online (see above).

The same Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 has already made a visit at the FCC and Bluetooth SIG, and is expected to be just one of the new Samsung tablets the company will launch in the coming months.

  • Jayfeather787

    I like the cover and the hardware. But i do not like how there are so many samsung tablets. 7.0 inch, 8.0 inch, 12.2 inch, 10.1 inch, 8.4 inch, pro lite mini mega maxx kids edition gaming edition

    • iDaveG

      Not to mention all the flavours of Android O/S – Android 1.5 – Cupcake, Android 1.6 – Donut, Android 2.0/2.01/2.1 – Eclair, Android 2.2 – Froyo, Android 2.3, Android 3.X – Honeycomb, Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.1-4.3 – Jelly Bean, and Android 4.4 – KitKat.

      Multiple devices with Multiple O/S, great for consumers or a fragmented market?

      • MasterMuffin

        Are you serious?

      • Jayfeather787

        Fragmented market. No device should be running anything below jellybean 4.2. Multiple devices or ok, but there is such a thing as too much. Samsung and a lot of other companies are releasing phones that will never updated to kit kat.

    • TjaldidTjaldid

      I like that they provide different sizes other wise the different versions are unnecessary, I have been waiting so long for a 12″ or 13,3″ tablets to hit the market

    • Jaun Lombard

      So they should have one tablet like LG?

      • Jayfeather787

        Yes, and quit flooding the market.

  • wat

    It’s absolutely beautiful. I hope for a full windows 8 version with 64bit ARM and 4 GB RAM.

    • Abdullah Naji

      This is a device of the Galaxy line, it will run Android (most likely 4.3). ATIV devices run Windows 8 :)

    • TjaldidTjaldid

      I’m not sure ARM can run Windows, otherwise I agree and would like an ATIV with 4GB RAM and Intel Atom

      • wat

        God damn it I meant to say 64 bit Atom chip lol

    • Israel Lai

      you mean Windows RT.

    • pleshka

      Galaxy Note + Windows 8.1 + digitizer + S-pen = WIN! (no pun intended)
      So many potential

      Talking about the windows driver for s-pen ………

  • MasterMuffin

    I hope this turns out to be Nexus 10! GPE would be nice, but they don’t sell GPEs internationally

    • iDaveG

      Are you serious?

      • MasterMuffin


      • MadCowOnAStick

        well samsung did make the nexus 10 lol

    • Tuấn Ankh

      more like the Nexus 12 xD

      • MasterMuffin

        Actually true dat!

    • AndroidBoss

      I don’t think so man. Buttons are not on the screen. Why do they have to add that huge button outside? Why not just use software keys?

      • MasterMuffin

        I don’t understand that physical button on a 12″ (!) tablet. I guess many people still think tablet = ipad and ipads have physical home button → Samsung’s gotta have one too. But if they want to make it a Nexus 10/12, taking it off is an easy hardware modification

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    As much as I was skeptical about the Surface Kickstand design, mainly because it made it thicker, I now wish that all Tablets would have the Kickstand after seeing all these flimsy covers, or at least have an elegant Kickstand add-on option.

  • k

    what did i do, why did my comments vanish?

    • Jayfeather787

      Maybe someone flagged it.

  • Wavefunction Collapse

    Hardware button is a dealbreaker. It’s getting more and more ridiculous. It forces you in landscape mode, where the button is too close to the bottom to be accessible or all the way up for no good reason, which contradicts with the Android design style (keyboard in bottom, controls, etc).

    Then in portrait mode, you have to hold it like a steering wheel to access the buttons on the right, even though one would expect controls to be near the bottom.

    The design makes no sense. It is obvious that no User Experience people were involved, just engineers. They want to force you into using the stylus, rather than let you choose.

    That, together with the bloated Touchwiz makes this thing half of what it could be.

    A poor effort by Samsung. Offering all kinds of choices with size, but nothing with less Bloatwiz or that hardware button. I really hope Apple release an iPad without a hardware button, because Samsung is more likely to follow their “lead” than Google’s 2+(?) years of softkeys. Softkeys that can be modified, moved, reduced, customized in every single way.

    Edit: On seeing the S5 patent application, I might have been wrong. The S5 looks like it has dropped the hardware buttons. There is hope after all.

  • Zee Ogress

    Samsung PLEASE hurry up. You wouldn’t believe the mess my iPad has become since IOS7. I have just replaced my phone with the note 3, but I need a full size tablet.

    • ♜Donzzy™

      I feel you. I was thinking of buying an iPad mini but after seeing this, I totally changed my mind! Hurry up, Sammy!

  • ♜Donzzy™

    Nice move, Sammy! I actually see vendors selling these kind of tablet covers but since no company has filed a patent to it, Sammy did it! :D