CES 2014: Samsung Officialy Unveils 12.2-Inch Mega TabletsBy: Sean Patterson - January 7, 2014
It seems that at least some of the rumors last fall were entirely true. This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Samsung officially unveiled two mega-tablets with screen sizes of over 12 inches.
The tablets are part of Samsung’s existing Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab tablet lineups. Named the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch) and the Galaxy TabPRO (12.2-inch), the tablets feature displays with 2560 x 1600 resolution. Both of the tablets are nearly identical, sporting an 8MP rear camera (2MP front camera), a 9,500mAh battery, options for LTE and 3G data, and 3GB of memory. Each of the tablets comes with either 32GB or 64GB of storage and will be running Android 4.4 KitKat, though a whole host of Samsung software will come preinstalled.
One of the few differences between the tablets seems to be that the NotePRO comes with Samsung’s S Pen stylus. The NotePRO also weighs a slight bit more than the TabPRO.
The TabPRO has also been announced in two smaller sizes with a 10.1-inch display and an 8.4-inch display. Both of the smaller TabPROs come with the 2560 x 1600 resolution displays of their larger counterpart and the same 8MP/2MP rear and front cameras. The only hardware concession to their size seems to be their 2GB of RAM.
According to Samsung these tablets will be available sometime during the first quarter of 2014, though pricing information has not been revealed.
“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 Samsung Mobile. “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.”