Unannounced Samsung Windows tablet passes Wi-Fi certification
Samsung is still mum on its 12-inch Windows tablet that was rumored to be in the works since late August. Nonetheless, its official reveal may be drawing near as it recently passed Wi-Fi certification for safe operation and conformity. The alleged 12-inch Windows Galaxy tablet is expected to have the following core specifications:
- 2560 x 1600 or 3840 x 2400 resolution display
- 14 nm Intel Core M processor
- 4 GB RAM
The unit should also support an integrated "S Pen" in the style of the current Galaxy Note series. However, it's clear that Samsung wants a piece of the Windows tablet market that the current Microsoft Surface series is enjoying so much without much of a competition. The Japanese manufacturer may be aiming for a lower starting price with the Windows Galaxy tablet given its weaker specifications. The design of the tablet itself may simply be a modified version of the existing Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with Windows instead of Android.
If true, it wouldn't be a bad thing to have a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Windows Edition as we found the hardware to be very good for a consumer device. Our test model exhibited high black levels and subsequently low contrast, but a move to AMOLED panels a la the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 should fix the issue. Nonetheless, core business users may still prefer the Surface Pro 4 or upcoming HP Elite x2 for their tougher build and longevity.
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