Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note Pro pictured
Yesterday Samsung announced US pricing and availability information for the Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro tablets that were originally unveiled at CES last month. And that’s when we also found out that Verizon would at some point before the end of March start selling the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro. No more details have surfaced since, but courtesy of @evleaks we now have leaked official-looking press renders of the tablet to look at.
Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Note Pro is the LTE-capable model, naturally, and as such it will come with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. On the outside, the tablet is identical to other Note Pro models, save for the prominent Verizon branding which you can see on its back.
There’s no word on how much Big Red will ask for this device, but since the Wi-Fi-only model starts at a whopping $749, we don’t expect it to be cheap – perhaps somewhere around the $700-800 mark with a two-year contract.
This then will clearly not be for everybody. And, suffice to say, it’s nothing more than a niche device at the moment. Then again, the original Galaxy Note was thought to be the same, and the phablet category has since exploded. Will the same happen here? Is Samsung really on to something in trying to transfer its ‘always bigger’ mantra from smartphones to tablets? We’ll have to wait and see.