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Samsung Announces Four New Tablets – Galaxy NotePro 12.2, TabPro 8.4, 10.1, and 12.2

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Thanks to the earlier leak we posted up from evleaks, we knew Samsung had an announcement up their sleeves with regards to a few new tablet unveilings which took place at today’s press conference at CES. We have four new Android-powered tablets in total – the Galaxy NotePro 12.2, and the Galaxy TabPro which comes in three different sizes – an 8.4″, 10.1″, and a 12.2″ configuration. 

The tablets are quite healthy in the specs department, with the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 featuring cellular radios for HSPA+, as well as 4G LTE. Depending on the market, the NotePro will come equipped with either an Exynos 5 Octa (1.9GHz quad-core  + 1.3GHz quad-core) or Snapdragon 800 processor, 12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super Clear LCD display, 3GB of RAM, Android 4.4, an 8MP back-facing camera, and of course, an S Pen. Naturally, the larger set of tablets (both 12.2″ models) come with enhanced TouchWiz software, including four-way MultiWindow functionality. With that feature, you can have four apps running simultaneously on your screen, which should easily boost your multitasking skills.

The rest of the tablets all feature the same specs, except for the different display sizes. And as you might have guessed, the TabPro lineup does not feature S Pens; only the NotePro does.

All four tablets will have a global launch in Q1 of 2014.

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series set a New Rule for the Tablet Experience at CES 2014

Extending the company’s innovation legacy with best-in-class media consumption and productivity capabilities

Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line of tablets, setting a new standard of mobile excellence, equipped with innovative and meaningful technology. Sporting four powerful devices in the lineup – the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch), TabPRO (12.2, 10.1, 8.4-inch), Samsung’s Galaxy tablet portfolio redefines what a tablet can do.

“We created the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series to kick-off a year in which Samsung truly establishes its leadership in the tablet market,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “This new line offers the best-in-class content consumption and productivity, combining a stunning viewing experience with Samsung’s design legacy. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO truly demonstrate our commitment to providing our customers with extraordinarily versatile product offerings, tailored to tablet users of every description.”

Providing users with an extraordinary display and a matching feature set, the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series bring premium style and powerful performance in a single device. Created to satisfy every possible type of user case scenario, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO combine a crystal-clear, WQXGA display for a world-class viewing experience, powerful productivity tools, and unique features with preloaded and free downloadable content, producing a superior mobile solution.

Introducing Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) – the Definitive Tablet Viewing Experience

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO present the world’s first 12.2-inch WQXGA Widescreen (16:10) display, offering crystal clear resolution (2560×1600) with more than 4 million pixels, making it an ideal platform for every type of content creation and consumption. With a larger viewing area, the defined screen allows users to enjoy stunning Full HD video play and view even more information at a glance. In addition to the industry-leading display, the devices have been designed with a sleek, light, slim frame that is both premium and highly portable.

A personalized Magazine UX, specifically optimized for a large screen, allows users to further tailor their Galaxy tablet experience for their own needs. The UX enables them to organize their favorite content in an easy-to-use dashboard with automatic feed or news updates and then quickly access the most frequently used apps for a more comfortable reading experience. By utilizing a screen size that is more comparable to traditional magazine-sized material, content is easier to view in its original format when reading digital magazines or e-books.

Powerful Partner for Productivity

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) come equipped with a variety of productivity tools to help users to manage both their personal and professional lives.

Multi Window enables users to split the screen up into four different windows and an innovative, Virtual Keyboard provides them with enough space to type comfortably, leveraging haptic feedback to produce a more realistic typing experience.

The Samsung S Pen included with the Galaxy NotePRO delivers a more responsive, productive and overall efficient tablet experience with access to features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder. In addition, Pen Window enables users to simply draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or a calculator.

Users can easily access and control their home or office PC directly through their Galaxy NotePRO or TabPRO with Remote PC in order to seamlessly edit and save files remotely.

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO also come pre-loaded with Cisco WebEx Meetings platform, the industry’s leading web conferencing solution that provides users with an easy way to meet with anyone, anywhere. And now for the first time on Android tablets, users can share anything on their screen as well as starting a WebEx meeting from contact list. Samsung e-Meeting provides collaboration capabilities by giving users the ability to share content during a meeting without having to access a central server or network.

Ultimate User Content Gift Package*

For additional value and productivity right out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) will feature up to approximately $700 worth of the premium pre-paid, long-term subscription offers from best-selling news, social media and cloud storage providers, including: Bitcasa, Bloomberg Businessweek+, Blurb, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Dropbox, Easilydo Pro for Tablet, Evernote, Hancom Office for Android, LinkedIn,LIVESPORT.TV, NY Times, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, and Sketchbook Pro (content packages may vary by region).

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line will come in various connectivity options: WiFi Only, WiFi and 3G, or WiFi and LTE. Users can choose between the 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO that comes with an included S Pen, and the 12.2-inch Galaxy TabPRO, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1-inch and 8.4-inch without the S Pen.

Designed to extend productivity even further, the following optional accessories are also available for purchase with the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO: Various Book CoversUSB LAN HUBUniversal BT Keyboard and S Action Mouse (accessories may vary by product model).

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO tablet line will be offered globally and will be available starting from Q1, 2014.

For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com / m.samsungmobilepress.com

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO will be on display at the Samsung booth #12004 at CES 2014, January 7th through 10th, 2014.

  • Rocketjrb

    Check out the buttons on the bottom. Instead of the menu button, they are finally rocking a multi task button.

  • http://www.google.com/+patrickchapman Patrick Chapman

    I do notice no menu button on there…. baby steps….

  • nobody72

    No kickstand on the 12 inch unit :(

  • Artune

    When I see physical buttons on Tablets (heck even on flagship phones) it tells me that you are not on the Jellybean/Kitkat train and I just can’t support the product. My last physical button was the Moto Droid (which I love still) but it’s time to change.

  • JazzoRenee

    I was so grabbing my life yesterday when I read about this. Happy Birthday to me!!
    Which one though.

  • chris_johns

    god the physical buttons on these tablets make me want to throw up…they look way worse then on their phones…an android tablet shouldnt have any buttons on…it should look like a solid slate leave that ish to the apple boys…go home sammy design team your drunk

    • MicroNix

      Boo hoo. Everything but a Nexus or your Moto X makes you throw up. Don’t you have anywhere better to troll?

      • chris_johns

        Loll my man

  • Knlegend1

    Samsung higher a new design team already.

    • DainLaguna

      So….you’re asking Samsung to give them a raise?

      • Knlegend1

        Is this their new design team? Basically I’m tired of them making these ugly devices. Not only that why so many…consumers don’t even know the differences. But they sale so I’m going to shut up.

  • Tim Buchanan

    So… You’re saying my Note 8.0 isn’t obsolete! Niiiiice.

  • master94

    No one is going to use those multitasking features for work. I can see it now, everyone in the office playing four games in once

  • Samuel Serafim

    I hate samsung because of lazy updates, but Samsung tablets are the only ones with phisical buttons, which are indispensable for a good tablet. Im using a Note 8 and loving it, after some other Android tablets.
    10 inch have huge heigh decrease.

  • sagisarius

    Now if they can make a google play edition….

  • AbbyZFresh

    So Samsung decides abandon ToughWiz only to copy Windows 8 with that new UI huh?

    It never really changes with them.

  • Chris Welnetz

    really seams like 11.9 should be the size. in reality they have way to many sizes and none of them will sell tat well.

  • mike payton

    A 12″ Tab would be perfect for reading comics or watching tv/movies in bed.

    • Ej McCarty

      At that point I think a tv would do the trick

  • vlkers7171

    I feel like this is the same (failed and dumb) model that motorola used pre-google…saturate the hell out of the market with as many models and devices as possible. I’d love for them to pick one line and just make that better.

    • Vernon

      You’re right. They’re definitely over saturating the market with tablets and phones (GS mini, two mega variants, while keeping two gs models active). They are in a slightly different position though. They are singlehandedly overthrowing apple. Plus, they also dominate TVs (around 45% market share) and do pretty well in every other electronics category, so they can afford to employ there strategy, which seems to be give everyone a ton of options to go with us (particularly, instead of apple).

      • Ej McCarty

        I wouldn’t say they are overthrowing apple. Apple has a one phone a year while Samsung has around 10 smartphones and who knows how many feature phones. If Apple had that many I’m sure they would sell many more than samsung. Quality over quantity.

        • Vernon

          That’s why it was “overthrowing” as opposed to overthrown. Samsung Galaxy S3 comes out, iPhone goes on sale for the first time ever (pre traditional next release discount), after impartial editors fell in love with Samsung. Apple lovers have Samsung to thank for this. The minis and megas are immaterial in sales contributions by the way, I’m sure you realize their cellular sales are S and Note driven. I don’t think they care how they do it, but they’re definitely on the right path.

          For the record, I never have (and probably never will) own a samsung phone… Or anything for that matter.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Im waiting for “The New Galaxy Tab Pro Air Mega Extreme 10.1″

    • Aaron

      You mean “The Galaxy Tab NOTE Pro Air Mega Extreme 2 10.1″, don’t you? :)

      • JazzoRenee

        Y’all are silly lol

  • Aaron

    Diversity is great, but how many different product lines can Samsung really maintain? Seems a little excessive to me.

    • Just_Some_Nobody

      Apparently, lots. They are raking in the money.

  • coh303

    4 apps at once sounds pretty awesome! I really wish Google would build this kind of multitasking into the core of Android

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      But can it run smoothly om bloatwiz….hmm

      • coh303

        I think most devices, and especially tablets, going forward will have more than plenty power to handle this i.m.o.

        • Kevin

          As others have said here in Droid Life, no matter how powerful the processors are. Touchwiz devices will still lag because of how poorly it’s implemented. just look at the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note III.

          • coh303

            My initial comment was aimed more for android in general, not necessarily at these sammy tabs. I’d like to see some multi-window action on my G2, and I think the SD800 could easily handle this

      • bogy25

        But can it run Crysis?

  • Alec

    If these tablets aren’t priced competitively, I don’t even see a point in them. In reality, not maybe people are going to appreciate this when they can get an iPad for less or the same price.

  • Philip J. Fry

    Ugh, those buttons. But I do like the idea of a 12″ tablet.

    • Ej McCarty

      Yeah I hate the way it basically forces you to have it in landscape mode for it be not completely awkward to press the buttons

      • 918273645ams

        If it gets root you could probably put on screen buttons in there and disable the physical buttons.. But they would still be there uglying up the bezel.

        • Ej McCarty

          Yeah it would be dumb to have on screen with those physical buttons still there staring at you, waiting to strike haha