Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 specs leak, sounds mighty

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, a massive new tablet that's been thoroughly leaked online, is shaping up to be the most powerful Android device ever.

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Samsung's blitzing 2014 with an early helping of big-screen portable power with the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, a massive new tablet that's been thoroughly leaked online.

Set for release at Mobile World Congress next month, but so well leaked I wouldn't be surprised if it pitched up at CES in Vegas next week, the Note Pro 12.2 is at the cutting edge of Android hardware, if leaked specs published by fan blog SamMobile are accurate.

With a 2,560x1,600-pixel screen, a cracking quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at a pacey 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM and an Adreno graphics chip make it likely the most powerful Android device ever made.

It'll come running Android 4.4 KitKat, the very latest version of Google's operating system, with a spruced-up new version of Samsung's own TouchWiz interface, optimised for the Note range's trademark S-Pen stylus. It'll come in 4G and Wi-Fi-only models.

Benchmark results seen by the same source indicate it's slightly more powerful than the mighty Galaxy Note 3 phablet, which packed the same chip and 3GB of RAM, and may do even better closer to release.

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