12-inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet passes through the FCC

by: Andrew GrushNovember 1, 2013

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Going back as early as June we’ve heard several reports that Samsung is readying a 12-inch tablet that will possibly be part of the Note series. Since then, there has been continued whispers about such a device, and now it looks like the large-screened tablet might have even passed through the FCC.

A new FCC filing for the Samsung SM-P905 reveals a tablet with a diagonal size of 14.1-inches, which means the display could likely be somewhere right around 12 inches. The information also details various Wi-Fi and mobile broadband standards supported by the device.


Interestingly enough, a concept photo of the back of the device also shows a notch that is likely the S-Pen holder. This gives further credence to the idea that this behemoth of a tablet is in fact a new 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet.

While the FCC information doesn’t appear to reveal any other solid details on the tablet, other past rumors help us piece together the rest. For starters, we’ve already seen several rumors and leaks that suggest the tablet’s resolution will be 2560×1600.


As for the tablet’s other specs, a recent AnTuTu sighting indicates the new tablet with have a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, an 8MP rear cam, 2MP front cam, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 12.2-inch display and will run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box.

With all these leaks it’s pretty clear Samsung is planning something, but until we have official information about Samsung’s plans for the SM-P905, speculation is still advised.

We have to admit that the idea of an over-sized Note tablet sounds pretty cool, especially for artists and other creative types out there. What do you think, would you be interested in a Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2, or is the form fact just too big?


  • MadCowOnAStick

    only 4.3? :c

    • Radwan Badawi

      I hope if the display dish size is 14″ not 12, also to come closer to a laptop and have a USB port ,
      Radwan Badawi

  • mali

    The release needs to happen fast if it’s gonna run 4.3

  • Brian Bloom

    At this size, it’s not Apple who should be afraid, but Wacom. I can see a lot of artists ditching a graphics tablet for this.

    • wat

      Not til it can run Photoshop and Illustrator :

      • Brian Bloom

        Adobe is ramping up its “mobile” products. I suspect it won’t be long until they are mature enough to get the job done for many.

      • Jorj_X_McKie

        I don’t see Photoshop happening, and this won’t be a viable art tablet with the current dearth of top tier art Android apps. SBP has poor brushes and what else is there that is significantly better? Now would be an awesome time for Procreate to get ported to Android! C’mon SI, get with it! Until there is a great art app, I’m not biting Samsung! One thing Samsung *could* do is update the brushes on its S Note apps. Currently, if you want any kind of transparent color, you have to use a blunt tip felt marker tool. This has been the case for 2 full years. Lame x 10^12.

        • wat

          Well it’s more Illustrator I am hoping for. There are tons of photo editing and painting apps but nothing comparable to Illustrator yet that I know of.

    • Ricky Bonnell

      The digitizer in it is a Wacom, and Im sure they are making a nice profit from Samsungs interest.

  • Nathan Powell

    I’m still holding out for whatever is left of the ativ Q… Freaking Microsoft

  • Michael

    It could be awesome if it had a kick-stand like the new Lenovo Yoga 8″ and 10″ tablets.

  • Bullydogger

    Take my money now!!!!!!

  • issam

    It will be better with these strong features,to come with kitkat4.4 out of the box.

  • Craig Pickering

    I want one. Less scrolling when reading mags, more room to write on, hbetter viewing of websites…yes please!!

  • John Locke

    I hope they use S800 – the Exynos version of the new GN10 sucks.

  • Mohd Danial

    Im so gonna use it on a train and get the stare

    • Jorj_X_McKie

      Make sure the brightness and volume is set to 100% too. LOL.

  • john

    Phablet, 12 inch tablet, anyone seeing the trend here?

  • Les Hummel

    Want one now!

  • Gabriel Morales

    Shut up and take my money

  • Mohd Danial

    ipad owners gonna like waaat