12.2, 10.1 and 8.4 inch variants unveiled at CES 2014
Samsung like to push the boundaries when it comes to display sizes on their mobile devices, most noticeably with the Samsung Galaxy Note phablet range. Now they've done it again by unveiling a new range of over-sized tablets at CES 2014.
They've unveiled 3 new Galaxy TabPRO tablets with 8.4, 10.1 and 12.2 inch displays, alongside the S-Pen touting Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 (which we've covered separately here).
All of the new tablets run on Android KitKat and their software has been fully optimised to take advantage of their larger displays. They come pre-loaded with 'Magazine UX' enabling personalised content feeds to be delivered your home-screen and the whole thing has been optimised for larger tablet displays.
Multi-tasking on the new tablets is also superb thanks to 'Multi-Window' which enables users to view 4 seperate windows at the same time. And the new TabPRO range can also be used to control a PC and vice versa thanks to Samsung's 'Remote PC' feature.
Samsung's Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 is identical to the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, albeit without Samsung's S-Pen stylus interface and application suite.
It's industry leading specification is fronted by a 12.2 inch WQXGA (2560x1600) Super clear LCD display, while it's powered by either a Exynos 5 Octa-core processor (3G/WiFI models) or a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor (4G LTE model) and has a whopping 3GB of RAM.
The TabPRO 12.2 will be available with either 32 or 64GB of onboard memory and the storage capacity of both can be expanded further using microSD cards (up to 64GB). It also has an 8 mega-pixel rear camera, a 2 mega-pixel front-facing camera and comes with a whopping 9500mAh battery. The dimensions of the tablets are 295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm and it weighs 750g.
Samsung are yet to reveal the price of the tablet, but we do know it'll be available in the 1st quarter of 2014.
The only difference with the smaller 10.1 inch Galaxy TabPRO, other than the screen-size itself, is that it comes a smaller 8220mAh battery. In turn that makes it significantly lighter at 470g and the tablets dimensions come in at 243.1 X 171.4 X 7.3mm.
The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 will also be available to buy in the 1st quarter of 2014 and again no price has been given.
You might expect the smaller 8.4 inch TabPRO (pictured top) to come with a lower resolution display, but it actually runs at the same 2560*1600 pixel resolution. However, sacrifices have been made in other areas.
Whether you choose a 4G LTE, 3G or WiFi model you'll get a Snapdragon 800 processor (2.3GHz), so no Exynos Octa-core chip for the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4. While the onboard memory has reduced to 2GB and it has a 4,800mAh battery reducing its weight to 336g. And it has dimensions of 128.5 x 219 x 7.2mm dimensions.
The Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 will be available to buy in the 1st quarter of 2014 and no price has been revealed.
What do you think about Samsung's new tablets? The 10.1 and 8.4 inch look like great high-end tablets with stunning displays, but is the 12.2 inch model too big for its own good? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
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