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@evleaks At It Again, Leaks Specs and Images of Four Rumored Upcoming Samsung Tablets

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If finding information on unreleased devices and gadgets is an art, @evleaks is most certainly a genius. The latest leak of Samsung’s information is more like a running spigot. We now have images and rumored specs for four different tablet models that are expected to launch in the coming months. 

First up we have the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, which is pictured above. There was not a 7″ model listed in this leak, so it seems that 8.4″ might be the smallest tablet we get these days unless you want a Note 3. The 8.4″ variant is listed as having a Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz processor with a 2,500×1,600 screen. An 8MP camera on the rear and a 2MP camera on the front are added in with a 4,800mAh battery and 2GB of RAM.

tabPRO10.1

Next up is the Galaxy TabPRO 10.1. This size is nothing new, but it is no longer the biggest tablet that Samsung offers. This model comes in a WiFi (with a Exynos 5 Octa) and a 3G/LTE (with a Snapdragon 800) variant. Another 2,500×1,600 screen is spread across 2GB of RAM and a 8,220mAh battery. Specs are similar to that of the 8.4″, but on a larger scale.

tabPRO12.2

Last, but certainly not least is the 12.2″ monster that we have been seeing bits and pieces of here and there over the past few weeks. The 12.2″ model will come in a Galaxy TabPRO model and a Galaxy NotePro model. The S-Pen will only come with the NotePro model, but each of these two will be WiFi or 3G/LTE enabled. As with the Tab 10.1, if you get the WiFi model you get the Exynos Octa 5 and the 3G/LTE version will come with the Snapdragon 800. These will have the same 2,500×1,600 resolution screens, but have been bumped up to 3GB of RAM and a 9,500mAh battery.

Did you get all of that? It is a lot of information to take in. What is also interesting is that these devices no longer seem to have a capacitive menu button. It looks like it has been replaced with a capacitive multitasking button instead. All four of these devices are rumored to be running Kit Kat when they release. @evleaks has been very reliable in the past, but these are still rumored specs of leaked devices. Do any of them catch your eye?

Via: @evleaks
  • David Thomas

    When’s the fricken’ Nexus 10 refresh gonna be here… Google pleeeeeease!!!

    • Mike Hilal

      They need to make it portrait this go-round….landscape isnt any good for anything but watching movies

  • 213ninja

    WIFI Note 12.2 please… The buttons and TW don’t bother me in the least. I like them.

    • morpheus282

      I agree. I had a 4G tablet for 2 years and barely scratched the surface of my 2GB per month allotment and tethering has met my needs since then. The Note 12.2 seems like it could effectively replace my laptop in most scenarios, especially if there’s a keyboard dock available for it – which I’m sure there will be. What I’d really like to see is an update to the Note 8.0 in addition to all these.

  • Rodeojones000

    Why does Samsung have to ruin every product they make with a physical home button?

    • ahab

      Until apple gets rid of their button then samsung will follow in suit.

  • baconslayer09

    So Samsung finally decided to ditch the menu button. About damn time. Next step…get rid of physical buttons, especially on tablets (WHY?????).

    • needa

      one thing i love doing on my x is hunting around the screen for the menu button. /s
      its so much easier if you have one. granted… when i would click the menu button and nothing came up, i would then search for one on the screen. but more times than not, having the menu button was much much better.

      • baconslayer09

        If it’s an app that follows guidelines, it should be on the top right corner of the screen. Or if you have a phone with on-screen nav (like the Moto X), it could be on the bottom right corner of the navigation bar if it’s a legacy app.

        • needa

          that’s the issue. its not in the same spot every time. whereas a dedicated button never moves.

          • baconslayer09

            Here’s the thing. Samsung was one of the last OEMs to stick with the menu button. The physical menu button in Android became a deprecated feature in Android 4.0 almost two and a half years ago. So Google’s been fighting this war for a LONG time, but OEMs like Samsung and LG (for some reason Korean OEMs love the menu button) have kept churning out flagship devices with it, giving developers absolutely no motivation to update their apps to the correct standards. If Samsung kept releasing devices with the menu button, then this issue you’re talking about will never go away.

          • needa

            It doesn’t matter. Google can’t even get the button in the same spot on their own apps. A dedicated button is and would be better across the board.

            You don’t have to explain it to me. I was there.

          • baconslayer09

            What Google apps are you talking about that don’t have a menu overflow button on the top right corner?

          • needa

            The new dialer is bottom right. And maps doesn’t have one at all. Settings are in the slide. Which is fine… But it is another way google is changing things up.

          • baconslayer09

            If you noticed, the only reason it’s that way is because there’s a persistent search bar at the top in those apps. It’s fairly consistent.

  • DJ SPY

    Why not just buy a full fledged tablet PC?

  • Keith Taylor

    I like the idea of a 12inch tab. I use my kids 7 inch Kindle and its ok but too small for me. Also wifes 8.9HD is better but still too small. I like my Xoom but wish it was more up to date hardware. Unfortunately tablets this large get expensive fast.

  • Intellectua1

    I want to check out the 12″ one in the stores. This may become my 1st tablet purchase.. Off subject but I wanna hear more coverage on that Lenovo Windows/Android machine.. That may be another thing I purchase in this year..

  • droidrazredge

    I know this is off topic, but it could be relative as Samsung made the 2012 version, but where is the Nexus 10 2013 ?????? it’s now 2014 and we have not heard about any refresh from that line of tablets.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Only Google will announce the Nexus 10, not Samsung.

    • alex

      The first one sold so poorly that I doubt they are too eager to build another.

  • LionStone

    Do they still make them with the stupid proprietary connector?

  • Fresh360

    Why a Pro and Tab line, if they have the same specs? Couldn’t they just release the Tab line and if people didnt want to use the stylus well ummmmm maybe they just don’t…

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Eric Rees

      The Note 12.2 is the only one coming with a Stylus it seems. I think the TabPRO line might be the only line going forward. The only way I could see them doing more tablets at this point is doing just a Tab line without the fauxleather on the back.

      • Fresh360

        Thanks I typed b4 I thought, apologoies…

    • hkklife

      Galaxy *Tabs* are the mass-market 1GB/1.5GB lines you see at Costco, WalMart and Target. The *NOTE* line is the one with stylus support and much beefier specs! These Pros will likely not replace the Note models but rather slot in above them.

      These devices look nice but as usual, Touchwiz is a massive letdown. I am also bummed by only 2GB of RAM on the smaller variants…..TW needs 3GB, judging by my Note 3! Unless, of course, this is a sign of a lighter TW refresh that will debut on the new tablets!?!

  • T4rd

    The only Android tabs worth owning are Nexus tabs, GPE tabs, or maybe the Kindle HDX if you need Amazon video, IMO. Asus sucks if you need to RMA anything, Samsung’s software and design is garbage, and everything else is a bad knock off of Samsung or bad hardware that you can forget about the OEM supporting the minute it’s sold.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Is this the step back in the right direction with Samsung caring more about tablets. I feel like they kind of stopped trying after the beauty that was the 7.7.

    Id like to check these out in stores.

  • Lucky Armpit

    They all, I’m sure, come with BloatWiz…. pass.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Its gonna need 10gb ram soon and a core i7

  • Steve B

    Capacitive buttons on a tablet? Still? In 2014? Come on Samsung, come out of the dark ages.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Since you always have a decent size bezel on a tablet, this way you don’t sacrifice screen space for buttons

      • baconslayer09

        Android 4.4 allows for immersive mode for the apps that actually need it (games, videos). Developers will eventually all adopt it and the whole on-screen buttons taking up screen-space issue will be more or less non-existent.

        • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

          True but not a lot of devs support the feature…

          • baconslayer09

            Which is why I said they will eventually adopt it. It takes time for new features to be adopted.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    $800 Later….ill buy a MacBook air instead.

    • SeanPlunk

      This. I have a feeling these are going to be very expensive…

    • NGagen

      I wasn’t aware that you could get a MBA that has a touch screen and an active stylus..

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        I wasn’t aware $800 is worth the price in plastic.

        • NGagen

          We don’t actually know the price (but it is safe to assume it will be around $800). A tablet serves a different purpose than a laptop so I don’t see what your point about buying a MBA instead is. I could buy a new oven for $800 instead of the tablet too, that doesn’t mean I can do digital sketches or take handwritten notes on it.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      What?

  • Maxim∑

    I had a Galaxy tab 2014 but it lagged a lot, more than just the regular touchwiz transition lag..ended up going for the iPad air. Hopefully using the snapdragon 800 instead of Exynos will fix or help with that because the multi window feature was great

  • cjohn4043

    Are…are those capacitive multitasking buttons??

    • Ben

      Same button layout as the S3, S4, Note 2, Note 3, etc. Samsung has been (recently) trying to keep everything the same.

      • cjohn4043

        Yeah but those were menu buttons, not multitasking buttons.

        • Ben

          Doh. My bad.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Eric Rees

      You are right, got so caught up in spec listing that I forgot to add that. I updated the post. Menu button is gone and multitasking is in!

    • turdbogls

      yup, they just got about 10% cooler in my book….now ditch them all together (and use on screen) and you have my attention

      • My Galaxy Prime

        If Samsung starts doing that, Apple will sue because they’ll claim Samsung is trying to copy the ipad. I love my buttons. I hope they never go away

        • turdbogls

          I though we were all past the whole apple suing everyone. physical buttons are not keeping them clear of apple…if that was the case they could sue all other tablet manufacturers that use on screen buttons….which is pretty much everyone outside of Samsung.
          either way, to each their own….thats the thing with Android…we have choices. you like buttons so sammy is good for you, I loathe them (I just love picking up my tablet and not worrying about which way i am holding it and having the buttons ALWAYS being at the bottom) so pretty much anything else is good for me (personal preference is Nexus all the way )

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Lol Apple is never done suing people but yeah, Ive gotten so used to buttons and the menu button over the years (sidekick 2, blackberry curve, htc hero and evo) that i cant see me using a pone that doesn’t have them. However, i hated touch screen phones when they were first introduced and now i cant go back

          • turdbogls

            I was the same way with my G-nex. i slapped on a custom rom and added the menu button. eventually it got annoying, i would have to press the menu button to see if there was an actual menu…sometimes it wouldn’t do anything, sometimes it would. Stock android took care of this by using the overlow button, and now the menu button SHOULD be baked into every app. android handles it correctly, Samsung does not.

  • Ben

    I would love that 10″ version to become a Nexus 10. Exynos Octa and enough pixel power so that we don’t have to deal with transparencies causing a problem like on the current one.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Yeah throw away the Octa and give me SD805.

  • Zach B.

    Mmmmmm. Just look at all that leather stitching..

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Eric Rees

      Open up the box and get that “new tablet smell.”