As we get closer to the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, we start to get a more solid picture of some of the devices expected to show up at the event. One such device, Samsung's ginormous new tablet, has been seen making a pass at AnTuTu, revealing what makes the expected Galaxy Note Pro 12.2-inch tablet tick.
Some will raise their eyebrows at this tablet's seemingly ridiculously large size, which will probably be the largest consumer Android tablet when it launches. To some extent, Samsung, and soon other tablet makers, don't have much of a choice but to carve out a new market segment since the smaller tablet sizes have been practically made redundant by phablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is rumored to come in two sizes, but here we have the larger 12.2-inch SM-P905 showing up in AnTuTu's benchmark test results. The information gathered from the tool shows the device to be running on a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, an Adreno 330 GPU, and 3 GB of RAM. Though there is nothing to really confirm the display size aside from the model number, the tablet is shown to have a display resolution of 2560x1600 pixels. The cameras are also noted at 8 megapixels for the rear one and 2.1 megapixels for the front-facing camera. Not included in the specs but evident in the name, this tablet will bear Samsung's popular S Pen stylus as well, though it remains to be seen what features will be included with it this time around.
These details are, of course, still not set in stone and there are still many questions that are unanswered. For one, the 12.2-inch tablet is rumored to come in both LTE and WiFi only variants and it is not yet known if the latter will house Samsung's Exynos chip instead of a Snapdragon. The benchmark also shows the Galaxy Note Pro performing somewhat better than the Galaxy Note 3, garnering a score of 34261. It remains to be seen, probably at CES 2014, whether this will match up with actual real-world usage.
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