Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 now official
Early today four new Samsung tablets got extensively leaked, and they were said to become official later on during Samsung’s CES press conference. Well, that’s come and gone, and the four devices have in fact been announced by the Korean company.
All of these are part of Samsung’s new Pro line of tablets, which we assume will get more members in the future. The Pro line devices come with top of the line specs in all departments, and the Note Pro tablet obviously sports the well known S Pen stylus that is pretty much a given for anything Samsung uses the Note brand on.
So once again, let’s take these one by one. The Note Pro 12.2 and the Tab Pro 12.2 are basically the exact same device, save for one important difference: the S Pen stylus, that’s present in the former and missing from the latter. We also expect the Note Pro 12.2 to be a tad more expensive than the Tab Pro 12.2, because of the addition of the stylus but also because of the Note-specific software features it will come with.
Otherwise, both models feature a 12.2-inch 2,560×1,600 SC-LCD touchscreen, a 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynos Octa processor for the Wi-Fi+3G version, a 2.3 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor for the LTE version, an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (with MIMO), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, and a 9,500 mAh battery. They both run Android 4.4 KitKat from day one, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI overlay on top, complete with the new Magazine UX that replaces the traditional home screen paradigm with easily surfaced information from all the apps you care about.
The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has a 10.1-inch touchscreen as you’d imagine, yet it keeps the 2,560×1,600 resolution. It also has the same choice of chipsets, the same cameras, and connectivity options as its bigger siblings, but comes with 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (with microSD expansion), and an 8,220 mAh battery. It too runs Android 4.4 KitKat.
Finally, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 features the highest pixel density ever seen on a tablet, since it sports the same 2,560×1,600 resolution as the other tablets announced today. With its 359 ppi it easily beats out Apple’s iPad Mini with Retina Display (324 ppi) and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (339 ppi).
The Tab Pro 8.4 also has a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, the same cameras as the other tablets, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a 4,800 mAh battery. And yes, it too feasts on some KitKat.
No details about pricing are known yet, nor when we can expect these tablets on store shelves. We’ll keep you posted.