It’s been a long time coming and, while Samsung is yet to directly confirm it, odds are they’ve done just that by accident. The highly anticipated Galaxy Note 12.2 has allegedly been showcased for the first time at a private Korean event, with one of the attendees supplying the scoop to the media.
The biggest, most surprising tidbit revealed is the giant’s market name, said to be Galaxy Note Pro after all, not Note 12.2. Coincidentally, Apple is rumored to be working on a “Pro” slate as well, the iPad Pro, which may sport a 13-inch display and land a little while after the Note Pro.
Odds are therefore that christening this bad boy the Note Pro (or Note 12.2 Pro) was not the plan right off the bat, and Sammy is now trying to troll and rain on Cupertino’s parade. Elegant? Not even close. Amusing and smart? Damn straight.
The 12-incher’s specs, leaked once before, are nearly set in stone following today’s report, replicating those of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition almost to the letter. Only, you know, with a sized-up screen.
The resolution is tipped at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, there’s a Snapdragon 800 CPU under the hood, 3 GB RAM, as well as a supersized 9,500 mAh battery (vs. Note 10.1’s 8,220 mAh ticker). No laptop transforming abilities via a keyboard dock of sorts? There’s nothing in the rumor mill yet, but there’s still time.