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Octa-core 12.2-incher and Snapdragon 800-powered 10-incher rumored, both with 2560x1600 displays

Since the launch of the Nexus 10 last year, Samsung has focused mostly on mid-range products in the Android tablet space — the recently-launched Galaxy Tab 3 line, for instance. But later in the year the company might push ahead with more high-end Android tablets, if new, leaked hardware details from the usually-reliable @evleaks are to be believed.

The prolific Twitter leaker has today posted specs for two new high-end, high-res tablets. The first, "SM-P900," reportedly carries a 12.2-inch screen, an Exynos 5 Octa CPU, a 2560x1600-resolution display and a Wacom-based "S Pen" stylus. The second, "SM-P600," is said to sport a Snapdragon 800 CPU and a 10-inch, 2560x1600 display.

The P900 would be the largest Android device from Samsung to date (unless you count the OS-juggling Ativ Q), and the inclusion of an S Pen suggests it might be branded as a Galaxy Note device — perhaps a Note 12.2. Meanwhile, the P600 could match the dimensions and display resolution of the Nexus 10, only with a speedier CPU.

There's no word on when these new tablets might officially arrive, but the Berlin-based IFA is usually a pretty big show for Samsung, so we'll keep an eye out in Germany next month.

Source: @evleaks


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Two new high-res tablets from Samsung rumored


It's good to see high resolution but their tablets are always overpriced. If the price is right then maybe. Right now the nexus 7 is a great option.

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Oh man this may throw a wrench in my nexus 7 plans... Hmmmmm

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If this is true then I for one will buy a 12 inch note. I did like my nexus 7 but the screen always seemed small, so upgraded to 9 inch Chinese copy which is a nice screen size but useless at everything else.

Note 12.2?!? Sweet if it comes to fruition. I have the Note 10.1 and it is simply awesome! I would definitely upgrade to that! That resolution will be very impressive!

I have a Nexus 10, and I think that is as big as I'd want. But there is nothing wrong with more choice, and leave it to Samsung to try and fill every market segment.

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I'd be interested in the 12.2. I have an N10 and really like it but I could go larger with stylist and multi-window support!

Along with these high res specs, I hope they come with a minimum of 32Gb of storage and SD card, then I'm sold.

The Note 10.1 changed my life. A high res screen was what I wanted in the next version. Can't wait to see this in person.

Im waiting for a 32" tablet. Im sure I'm only two or three years away.

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I read somewhere that Apple is also working on a 12" tablet. That article indicated that the to giants are racing to see who can release it first. Imagine what Apple's will cost!

Hmm… a 12" WQXGA screen with a Wacom digitizer? I'm guessing this will cost about $700 for the cheapest model.

I'm ready for 11+ inches. I thought we would of had these by now. 6" phone, 12" tablet. That seems about right . . .

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I want Samsung to make tablets and phones with multiple micro sd card slots . Of course you would only use one card at a time and that way you would not overpower the device....but imagine the amount of information you would be able to carry around in the device....
In tablets if you had two smaller removable externally rechargeable batteries , one battery powering the device at any given time and when it depletes it could be removed from the device and charged to full capacity in an external charger and place back into the device then imagine how much longer would the device life go on for....and that way it would become a much more attractive consumer friendly product which many millions of customers would be attracted to ...and as the device got updated it could be passed on to someone close in the family while you obtained the newer model....and we could all live happily ever after.

I love the idea and would want to use it as a tablet, but also to show my photographs (part time photographer) without having to carry a portfolio or buy an overpriced, underpowered IPad.

But, wouldn't it become very difficult to do any work on these tablets because the high resolutions would lead to tiny type that couldn't be properly enlarged to the degree needed?

I've looked at Windows 8 tablets, a Samsung in fact, but am ambivalent because the high resolution leaves me squinting rather than enjoying the experience of reading, researching etc.

What are people doing about this? Or what do you think you would do if these rumors are true, and I suspect they are - more or less.