Rumored Samsung 12.2-inch tablet spotted at Bluetooth SIG

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 18, 2013

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IFA has come and gone, and with it we saw several great announcements from Samsung. Not only did the company unveil the Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear, but they even introduced the 2014 edition of the Note 10.1.

Clearly it is a very exciting time for fans of the Galaxy Note series, with both the Note 3 and Note 10.1 on the way – but that’s not all. As early as June, we’ve heard reports of a 12.2-inch Samsung Android tablet, which supposedly will be branded as part of the Note family. Today we get further proof that a 12.2-inch Samsung tablet is indeed in the works, as it has now received Bluetooth certification.

Listed as the Samsung SM-P901, the newly certified tablet is believed to be the Wi-Fi only version of Samsung’s 12.2-inch slate. What else do we know about it? Previous rumors suggest that the tablet could arrive as early as October, sporting a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

While other specs are unknown, we’d imagine that the tablet would at least match the new version of the Note 10.1 in terms of specs. That means the tablet could end up shipping with an octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM and the new-and-improved S-Pen.


At 12.2-inches, the new Samsung tablet certainly wouldn’t be for everyone, though it could certainly find niche use in the business world, art world and simply for those that really like big displays.

If reasonably priced, would you pick up a 12.2-inch tablet, or is the form factor just too big?

  • Humberto Hernandez

    Too big? I find 10″ little for a tablet… 12″ will be great.

  • wat

    Without Windows for Photoshop and Illustrator – no thanks

  • Steve

    I’d prefer 10.1 rather than 12

  • freedomspopular

    I take notes on a regular basis, usually with a notetaking app on one side with a different app on the other side. 12″ will be very welcome.

  • Vladimir

    Yes, I’d definitely buy it if it’ll come with dock like trsnsformer pad.

    • Ivan Myring

      Don’t double post

  • Vladimir

    Id buy if it comes with dock

  • Bullydogger

    take my money

  • Joe Sellers

    I am waiting for the 52″ version.

    Seriously, I don’t have a problem with a bigger size but I wish they would just upgrade the 8″ early. Yeah I know, it’s not that old but they have made it obsolete with their own products & that is the size I really want.

  • raj

    it will be a good option. please, for God’s sake, forego the Capacitive buttons
    For a tablet, that is a disaster

  • LukasMc

    I’m an artist and have been looking for something a little larger than the standard 10.1″ tablet that also has active stylus support and great screen. Really hope this rumor is true.

  • Jorj_X_McKie

    I’m keeping my options open on this mega Note. As someone mentioned above, without Photoshop, Manga Studio, Procreate, etc, it is of limited use as a mini-Cintiq. But if we get *just one* really sick art app for Android, I’d be willing to toss aside my Win8 Ultrabook and just go with a large Note device for everything. One of the problems with current devices is the 16:9 display… it is NOT suited for artwork (or note taking either IMO). iPad’s 4:3 is much better suited but ‘no digitizer, no sale’. However, if the price is right on the 12″ Note, I might get one anyway just for line work because that is the heart of good illustration and Sketchbook Pro is excellent for that. Good times for stylus lovers.

  • petercrowell

    I’m looking forward to this. I’ll buy if the price is not out of reach.

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Do you think it’ll be a Note

  • William

    Please be a Note! If so, this is going to be one gorgeous device.

  • GW

    Those of you that want to have Photoshop, you can get remote apps that will allow you remote into your desktop PC or Mac. Use can use the Note/S pen that way. Ofcourse it would be so much better if Samsung released a *good* Win8 tab with the S pen.