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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 Launches March 9 for $649.99, Comes With Over $800 of Galaxy Perks

Galaxy TabPro 12.2

Samsung first introduced its new over-sized 12.2″ tablet, the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, at CES back in January. The company announced this morning through a press email that the device goes on sale through major US retailers beginning March 9, for the price of $649.99 at 32GB. Retailers for the device include Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard and Sons, Fry’s, and Newegg. 

If you have purchased a Galaxy-branded device in the past year or so, then you will know that Samsung is quite generous with its Galaxy Perks. These deals are usually paid services that Samsung gifts to you for free for a limited period of time.

For example, the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 will come with $25 worth of Google Play credit, 1 year of Gogo Inflight WiFi (makes the purchase worth it right there), 3 months of Hulu Plus, 3 months of SiriusXM radio, 50GB of Dropbox online storage, and even more. The total gift package totals over $800.

Look below for the list of Galaxy Perks coming with this device, and if you fancy purchasing a tablet with a 12.2″ display, then now you know where to go on March 9.

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Via: Samsung
  • Lori Love

    Does the Sumsung Galaxy Tab Pro come with an S pen?

  • Intellectua1

    1 year of free Gogo and another 50gb of Dropbox storage on top of the 50 I already have sound very nice.. And the price isn’t that bad either..

  • Guest

    Interesting that they say it is at 649.99 yet all the sites I’ve looked on have it on pre-order for 749.99.

    • jay96815

      the NOTE Pro starts at $749 – the TAB Pro is $649 .. I preordered from Amazon – and it’s enroute now!

  • https://twitter.com/paladaxar Paladaxar

    What happened to that dual booting thing (Windows and Android) that Sammy announced/teased like a year ago? I’m still interested in that! I would love to have a full sized tablet that I can also switch to Windows to work in Lightroom, Photoshop, etc WITH a pen! That would be nice……

  • Brady Wassam

    I thought this tablet was gonna be ridiculous but the Samsung rep at my local best buy had one there last week! It was actually awesome and a great size!

  • pbolton70

    yea how about a GPE tablet Google and Samsung

    • J. Gilbertson

      it’s called the nexus 10. But they haven’t refreshed it so it would be nice if they made a GPE of a samsung flagship tablet. Can’t stand touchwiz on my tablet but using roms didn’t yield better results. I would love vanilla android with “s-pen” functionality built in. Certainly Samsung doesn’t own exclusive patents on a digital writing utensil (see wacom).

      • pbolton70

        Right I assumed everyone knew as well of the aging Nexus 10. I guess I should have made myself clearer. I meant a flagship GPE with 12.2 in screen and S-pen built in.

  • mcdonsco

    Amazed by how many people here are bitching about all the options Samsung has available…if you hate options so much, stick with Apple.

    • /s

      Bitches gonna bitch!

  • JermaineFerrell

    My boss was able to purchase this from the Samsung Store inside Best Buy on monday of this week.

    • mcdonsco

      Sure it wasn’t the note pro 12.2? That’s been in stores for a few weeks at least now.

      • Cael

        or the Note 10.1 (2014)?

        • Adrynalyne

          Argh, my head is swimming with all these models!

  • The_Edouble

    How about we trade in some perks and lower the price of the tablet Sammy!

  • greyhulk

    “Perks”

  • Cael

    Samsung needs to stop flooding the tablet market with crap

    • Feed Jake

      “Both tablet lines are clearly aimed at power users. Both the NotePro and TabPro 12.2 sport an impressively high-resolution WQXGA (2560×1600) LCD display, and will be powered by either an Exynos 5 Octa (1.9Ghz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core) or Snapdragon 800 SoC with 3GB of RAM. An 8MP shooter and an S Pen included with the NotePro round things off.” – Droid-Life

      Yeah, that sounds like crap to me. Go troll somewhere else.

      • Cael

        Sorry I wasn’t specifically talking about its Pro line which will probably be replaced by the Pro+ line in 8 months.
        Go stand in line for the Tab 4 which will have the same specs as Tab 2 and tell me how Samsung isn’t flooding the market with crap.

        • /s

          Yeah! Having options sucks! You tell him!

          • /s

            They should just have one standard tablet like Apple!

          • Cael

            They probably should so they can focus on making one product as good as Apple made its.

          • /s

            To be perfectly honest I haven’t come across too many Android tablets that are nice. It’s not just a Samsung thing. You only need one hand to count the good Android tablets out there.

          • Adrynalyne

            It is no different when consumers bitched about Microsoft having so many different SKUs of Windows. Choice is good, but when a company floods a market with a ton of different devices that slightly differ with each other, it is stupid. Obviously it is working for them, but when a consumer gets lost in their sea of models, it doesn’t make them more likely to buy it.

          • Feed Jake

            And since the average every day consumer is a moron, we should dumb down android and android products? Like, I dunno…Apple? No thanks.

          • The Narrator

            Samsung did dumb it down by oversaturating the market with low end useless devices

          • Adrynalyne

            The thing dumbing down Android is having 12334453123 models that are slight variations of each other. I don’t support any OEM doing that.

          • Cael

            Having options suck when all the options are crap. Here’s an option for you: Dog poop or cat poop. You have to eat one. Which is the better option? :)

          • Adrynalyne

            Yeah but with Samsung, its like: Would you like the pro cat poop, tab cat poop, note cat poop, mini cat poop, or active cat poop? Would you like your model of cat poop to be water resistant? In a few months, we will release gold-trimmed cat poop for you to buy again!

          • Feed Jake

            How’s that any different from what Moto did? Here’s the Droid Razr! And three months later, the Razr Maxx! It’s how the market works. Slap a new label or gimmick on it, sell it, do it again 6 to 12 months later.

          • Cael

            Motorola did that on 1 carrier and it didn’t help their bottom line. They aren’t doing it anymore.

          • Adrynalyne

            I didn’t support Moto doing it either. In case you didn’t notice, they stopped doing that a while ago. That said, that doesn’t even compare to what Samsung does. Remind me, how many variants are there of the S4?

          • Feed Jake

            I’m not saying that Samsung is perfect. Let’s be clear. I’m just getting tired of the constant bashing. LG or anyone else creates something, we applaud. Most people don’t even read the article before posting a comment when it pertains to Samsung. For example, the original comment that got my reply. “Sorry I wasn’t specifically talking about its Pro line…” which was on an article about the Pro?!

          • /s

            Isn’t the Moto G damn near the same thing as the Moto X? LOL

            They might still be doing it.

          • Adrynalyne

            No, the G is a cheap prepaid.

          • /s

            Duh.

            The Moto X and the Moto G look and feel almost identical to each other though LOL. Internally they are somewhat different, but both are definitely cut from the same cloth. The Moto G is just a slightly different version of the Moto X – just like the S4 Active is a slightly different version of the regular S4…

          • /s

            I don’t get 5 options? ;)

          • Cael

            Sure, You can have gray Dog poop, runny dog poop, dog poop with grass. Your choices for cat poop are crescent shaped cat poop, cat poop with hair, and runny cat poop.

        • Feed Jake

          So having tablet options at 7″, 8″, 10.1″, and 12.2″ is a bad thing? And the rumors for the Tab 4 line show improved screen resolution and improved RAM. Plus, if you bought a Tab 3, you’re probably not in the market for a new tablet. So the incremental spec jumps shouldn’t matter to the consumer regardless. And if releasing a new device in the line yearly is something you frown upon, I guess you should be pissed at EVERY MANUFACTURER EVER. Including Google, LG, Moto, etc.

          • The Narrator

            When there’s 5 of each size, yes.

          • Adrynalyne

            There are so many tablets out there from Samsung that I cannot even keep track anymore. It all just blurs together.

          • The Narrator

            Its even worse when the Piece of crap Tab 7 is flying off shelves while the Nexus 7 is like “dafuh”

          • /s

            The Nexus 7 isn’t really anything to rave about though. It’s just priced well and gets updates fast. Other than that it’s kind of a P.O.S.

          • The Narrator

            So you’ve just confirmed you’re kind of a joke. I won’t waste my time

          • /s

            It’s a low end device. Nothing on it is very special at all. Getting the latest Android OS is great and all, but I’d much rather have an LG G Pad 8.3 as opposed to a Nexus 7. You don’t have to love the Nexus 7 just because it’s a Nexus. There’s been garbage Nexus devices. Samsung Galaxy Nexus was a true P.O.S.

          • The Narrator

            The Nexus 7 is low end!?

            1080p
            Quad core
            7in
            2gb ram
            4.4.2

            Low end, lmao this guy.

          • /s

            All those things are pretty standard nowadays are they not?

            I still think the LG G pad 8.3 is a nicer.

          • Feed Jake

            So Samsung has 5 7″ tablets, and 5 8″ tablets, and 5 10.1″ tablets, and 5 12.2″ tablets? And they all have the exact same specs and are at the exact same price points? Really? And then they have the audacity to give away free trials with each of them! And reward people with Google Play credits around $50! What a bunch of pricks.

            Two years ago, we were all hoping someone would rise up and create android products that would out do Apple’s iPhone. Samsung did it. And now, they get bashed constantly. I’m proud that they have created so many WELL KNOWN android products. And if it takes market saturation and ads to get people out of their zombie like affection for the iPad and the iPhone, then let them do it. You’re aren’t fighting for the little guy by bashing Samsung. You’re causing fragmentation amongst the android community which leads to people complaining about how android doesn’t make any sense and is too complicated. Grow up and be glad you have solid hardware options.

          • Cael

            There’s been several products that out did Apple’s iPhone. Samsung isn’t special in that regard, just the most well known. And they get bashed constantly because they flood the market with crap. Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Active, Galaxy S5 Zoom, Galaxy S5 Mini, Galaxy S5 Prime/Premium, Galaxy S5 Max, Galaxy S5 Crap Just because we can get away.
            Getting them out of the market for the iPad, only to give them crap, will only make people go back to the iPad.
            Samsung does not need a Tab, Tab Lite, Tab Pro, Note, Note Pro, Note Lite, Tab Note, etc.

          • Feed Jake

            Agreed. But Samsung struck the first real blow to Apple in the public eye. That opens up people to at least looking at Android rather than automatically buying an iPhone. And I agree that they don’t need that many options. If the Note 3 can get an S-pen. Than call them all Notes and give them all S-pens. Create three standard sizes and do updates as equipment allows.

            But the original comment of Samsung producing crap was an overgeneralization. And just as easy as it was to make, it would be just as easy to not make.

          • Cael

            The OG Droid struck the first real blow to Apple in the public eye in 2009. Samsung didn’t do anything til 2011. But yeah I guess I agree with the rest.

          • Cael

            What rumors have you been reading? The screen resolution is not improved, its still subpar or didn’t change and RAM is kept at 1. No improvement.
            And I’m not pissed for releasing something yearly. There’s no point in making a Tab 3 which already is crap, then making a Tab 3 Lite which is crappier in January 2014, only to released the Tab 4 which is a measley upgrade soon. It’s flooding the market with crap and makes Android look bad.

          • Feed Jake

            http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/samsung-accidentally-announces-the-galaxy-tab-4-1230714

            As I said, they’re not huge spec jumps. But improvement is improvement. The Tab 3 isn’t crap. It isn’t a Nexus 7, but it isn’t crap. I’m not so sold out that I don’t see the shortcomings. But the bashing Samsung stuff is getting old to see in every article about a Samsung product. Especially one as vague as yours.

      • The Narrator

        Ill take a full functioning MacBook Air over this. Thanks.

        • Feed Jake

          To me though, those are two different products. An Air is a laptop where a Pro is a tablet. I know they market the high end stuff at business consumers, but you aren’t getting any real work done on a tablet. At least I can’t. If I need a work machine, I’d take the Air as well.

          • MicroNix

            He knows that. He just likes to bash Samsung in every Samsung article. Typical annoying troll.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    “1 year of Gogo Inflight WiFi” – Impressive.

  • Lawrence_Hart

    Can one of the “perks” be a tablet without Touchwiz?

    • Clintro

      Buy a Nexus……. Lol ;-)

      • Lawrence_Hart

        I have a Nexus 10.

    • Raven

      I don’t care about Touchwiz so much. Some of their multiwindow features would be nice on a 12″ tablet. But, I NEED to have root access, and in an Android 4.4 era that pretty much means that I need an unlocked bootloader. I have not researched myself yet (I know, Google for it), but how likely is this tablet to have an unlocked bootloader? Even though I don’t agree with it, I sort of understand why carriers want phones locked down, but I just do not understand why so many non-Nexus WiFi only tablets are still locked down.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Right, just like a newspaper has hundreds of dollars of perks too at the grocery store. Too bad 90% of the deals are for stuff you’d never want.

    • Gue2

      Didn’t you get the notice? Perks is the new buzzword for bloatware. Except now it’s being sold as a feature.

  • The Narrator

    It makes you wonder if Samsung even makes money anymore after paying off everybody in the world for advertising.

    • Transverse45h

      many are trials just like how a computer get free trial softwares

      • The Narrator

        Somebody is paying for them, though. It isn’t free.

        • 213ninja

          maybe some of them, like the Play gift cards, but this is marketing for the 3rd parties too, so i’m thinking some of these are getting eaten by the vendors because of the marketing value Samsung is providing…it’s like putting ads on your car and driving around….sorta….

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Why would they pay for this? This is essentially affordable marketing for these companies. I’m pretty sure not money is switching hands here.

      • The Narrator

        Because they pay for everything. If you watched the Oscar’s, youd know.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          It’s called being the Sponsor for something/Marketing. It’s pretty normal marketing at that.

          • The Narrator

            Everybody pays for air time. Bottom line. Nothing else to it.

  • AUSTEEEZZZ

    I love my nexus 7 but for some reason I’m compelled to buy this or the note pro… Damnit!!! Sammy might get my money after all

    • Milind Shah

      Just asking but isn’t 12.2 inches too big?

      • Jeff C

        thats not what she said…

        • Milind Shah

          That’s what she might have said* xD

          • 213ninja

            i hope she says that!

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        The longer the better.

  • nexusplex

    “Perks” (Bloat)

    • NexusLexusTexas

      * $25 worth of Google Play credit
      * 2 years Remote PC
      * 1 year of Gogo Inflight WiFi
      * 3 months of Hulu Plus
      * 50GB Dropbox space

      That’s all bloat? LOL just stop it. That sounds silly. Maybe 1 or 2 things could technically be considered bloat, but it’s not like these things are useless carrier bloatware. These are things that tons of people actually use and want.

      I’d take any single one of those perks in a minute.

      I think you’re just hating a little too hard on Samsung here. I know bashing Samsung and everything they do is the cool thing to do nowadays on DL, but try to keep it on the up-and-up!

      • Milind Shah

        Exactly. None of these perks are utterly useless to the point where one should consider them as bloatware. Most of the people would probably use everything that the perks gave them :/

        • EvanTheGamer

          He’s just trollin’ around.

        • Blue Sun

          I wouldn’t call them bloat unless they are uninstallable apps.

      • EvanTheGamer

        What are you talking about? Samsung is awesome and anyone who disagrees is a damned fool.

        • NexusLexusTexas

          I wouldn’t say all of that lol and I know you’re being sarcastic, but knocking Samsung for giving away these perks is a little dippy. Nothing wrong with any of those perks. I personally think it’s cool of them to do it. I understand the standard hate for TouchWiz bloat, but that doesn’t apply to this at all. ot the same thing.

      • The Narrator

        For $650? lol

        Full functioning comouter for $499-$599 – Surface

        MacBook Air- $1000 or less

        • NexusLexusTexas

          The 11″ MacBook Air STARTS at $999.00 LOL For the cheapest model with absolutely no upgrades and that little dinky screen.

          A lot of people like the Surface, but for some reason I’m not a really big fan of it. I already have a laptop. Why do I need or want a mini one (the Surface)? I like Android tablets for the apps and the OS. It’s something different to use outside of my everyday computer interaction that happens to be mostly on Windows. An Android tablet gives me a new playground outside of the norm I see. A Surface is really useful I guess, so don’t get me wrong because I’m not knocking it, but I don’t feel the need or want to have one. I don’t want to stare at and use Windows 8 all day long on every device I own.

          • NexusLexusTexas

            $650 seems a little steep to me too, but when you consider the market it’s about what Samsung should price it for. Heck, people are paying $500 bucks (starting) for iPad Airs with only WiFi. They’re paying $629 (starting) for the WiFi + Cellular version of the Air…

          • The Narrator

            Id buy an iPad at $499 before any Samsung tablet

          • MicroNix

            Well there’s a headline Mr Apple Insider.

      • Pakmann2k

        I agree with you completely. It’s a refreshing change from VZW Navigator, VZW backup, VZW ringtones, VZW wallpapers, and of course the uninstallable NFS, NFL, and bejeweled. Drives me nuts that Verizon brags how they let you try those services for free for a limited time. Even at free, I never used a single one of them and still can’t get rid of em!

    • tyguy829

      i hate touchwiz and all of samsung’s bloat, but even i have to admit that some of these actually sound nice. who could turn down a year of gogo, 50gb dropbox, etc

    • EvanTheGamer

      lol Sarcasm?

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing