Samsung May Be Working On 12.2-Inch Galaxy Note
There's speculation that Samsung is working on a 12.2 inch Galaxy Note tablet.
Samsung's rumored 12.2 inch tablet has been spotted again after first surfacing back in July sporting the company's eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chip, a 2560 x 1600 resolution, and the "SM-P900" label. Now the device has appeared on the Bluetooth authentication website using the SM-P901 label, but doesn't reveal any other details save for Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
This unannounced tablet is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2, and will supposedly arrive in three flavors: the P901 in Wi-Fi only, the P900 as the 3G model, and possibly a P905 model with 4G LTE connectivity. The device will also supposedly feature Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" out of the box, although Android 4.3 could be a possibility.
Samsung recently announced that it plans to release a software update that will allow its Exynos 5 Octa to use all eight cores simultaneously rather than one set of four cores at a time. Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) will send software threads with high priority or high computational intensity to the 'big' Cortex-A15 cores while threads with less priority or are less computationally intensive can be performed by the 'LITTLE' Cortex-A7 cores.
"Software implementation is essential to maximizing the benefits of big.LITTLE technology," the company said. "Multi-processing software controls the scheduling of threads of execution to the appropriate core. In earlier versions of the big.LITTLE software, the whole processor context is moved up to the 'big' core or down to the 'LITTLE' core based on the measured work load. In-depth study and analysis of diverse use case scenarios enable Samsung to achieve efficiency and high-performance, while managing power levels to deliver optimal user environments."
The unannounced 12.2 inch tablet will supposedly feature the S-Pen and 3 GB of RAM, possibly a step up in size from the new Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Samsung's 10.1 inch model sports the same screen resolution, but is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip instead. The smaller, official tablet also has a 2MP camera on the front, 8MP camera on the back, and Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean."
News of Bluetooth certification arrives after a supposed official product render of the tablet appeared earlier this month. This leaked build was supposedly the P900 model that's slated to be released sometime this year. What makes this render questionable is the physical Home button at the bottom, which isn't used on the company's other 10.1 inch tablets. However, a physical Home button does appear on Samsung's 8 inch tablets, phones and phablets, so who knows at this point.