Following the recent Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release, an even larger Note is seemingly on the horizon, with a 12.2-inch tablet edition tipped for an MWC 2014 unveiling.
With the Korean manufacturer seemingly intent on hitting every form factor touch point from the easily pocketable 3-inch budget phone to the laptop sized tablet via everything in between, latest reports have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 will enter production later this year ahead of an early 2014 launch.
Although CES 2014 is the next big annual tech show, descending on Las Vegas in early January, it is believed that Samsung will hold off the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 unveiling until February and the Barcelona based Mobile World Congress, a show that is dedicated to smartphone and tablet launches.
Citing “Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” DigiTimes has reported that production of the oversized stylus hosting tablet will “kick off at the end of 2013.”
Although the tablet market’s big players have currently topped out their largest offerings around the 10.1-inch market, with even Samsung having offered the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, it is believed Samsung will make the jump to a 12.2-inch tablet in a bid to attract more business-based users.
Despite the current lack of oversized tablets, the claimed supply sources have reportedly suggested they expect manufacturers to mimic Samsung’s lead.
“With its advantage of in-house memory, panels and assembly as well as global brand reputation and marketing resources, Samsung's initiative to offer large-size tablets may cause other vendors to follow suit in 2014,” the sources are quoted as stating.
Far from the first time word of a Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 release has surfaced, earlier reports have suggested the tablet will offer a bevy of premium specs, with a stunning 2560 x 1600 pixel display expected to make the cut alongside a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
Further Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 specs to have been mooted include 3GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera and 32GB of internal storage. Google’s recently released Android 4.4 KitKat OS could also make the cut.
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