Tuesday , October 24 2017

CES 2014 — Samsung announces Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO

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Android giant Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (or Samsung as we know them) have today taken the wraps of two new product lines, the Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO across a range of sizes. Samsung sees these devices as the kick-off to a year in which it will dominate the Android tablet market, and it’s easy to see why they’re so confident.

The Galaxy NotePRO comes in a 12.2″ form factor, while the TabPRO comes in 8.4″, 10.1″ and 12.2″.

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO in 12.2″ feature a WQXGA Widescreen (18:10) display, offering a stunningly high resolution of 2560×1600, with more than four million pixels (yes, count them), making these two tablets truly marvellous for content creation and consumption. Imagine watching a high definition movie or TV show on this, and you might just get an impression of how this will look. Such a large display leaves one thinking these two tablets would be bulky, but no, at just 8mm thick, these devices are pretty svelte.

These tablets also feature a new user interface design, known as Magazine UX which allows users to really tailor the layout of their Galaxy PRO line of tablets to their needs. Samsung describes an easy-to-use dashboard with automatic feeds and news updates, and quick access to frequently used apps to really make media consumption an attractive proposition. Content is nice and easy to read on such a big screen (remember the original Kindle DX?)

Besides these killer features, there’s the standard features that Samsung is known for, including multi window (up to four windows running different apps on Android), the S Pen, Virtual Keyboard and remote PC features to seamlessly access desktops from your tablet.

The range of NotePRO and TabPRO come in a variety of configurations, including WiFi only, WiFi and 3G or WiFi and LTE, depending on market of course. The NotePRO will be the only model including the S Pen, as per the usual Note/Tab delineation. There will also be other accessories available, including book covers, USB LAN/HUB options, Bluetooth Keyboards and Mice, and more.

UPDATE: Samsung Australia has issued the following statement on Australian availability:

We look forward to offering Australians a wider range of tablet devices in 2014 starting with the launch of the new GALAXY NotePRO and TabPRO tablets in this market from March 2014. Todd Lynton, Samsung Australia’s Director of Information Technology and Digital Imaging

We also have the following video showing a fly-around of the Galaxy NotePRO’s features:

Below, we’ve got some specs if you’re keen to see what’s under the hood, but the highlights are these:

  • Android 4.4 KitKat across the range
  • CPUs including Exynos 5 Octa (for non LTE models) or Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad for LTE
  • 2GB to 3GB RAM depending on model
  • 16/32GB options on lower end, 32/64GB on higher end
  • Huge batteries
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Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : 800/900/1800/2600+850/2100
3G : HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100

Processor

WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad

* The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

– Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel, Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash,
Zero Shutter lag
– Sub(Front): 2 Megapixel

Video

– Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43,
VP8, HEVC
– 1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio

– Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
– 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

S Pen
Optimized
Features

S Pen Experience
– S Note(Easy Chart), S Planner
– Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window
– Direct Pen Input

Content Services / Applications

Samsung Hub
– Video, Music
– Books / Games / Learning (Stub)

Samsung Apps / Kies

Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX

Samsung KNOX (stub), Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)

Bloomberg Businessweek+, Dropbox, Evernote, NY Times

Remote PC, Sketchbook Pro (stub), WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable
apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom Office for Android, Link, Group Play

Bitcasa, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0,
USB3.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB

Memory

3GB RAM, 32/64GB Internal Memory
microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm
750g (WiFi version), 753g (3G/LTE version)

Battery

9,500mAh

IrLED

Yes

Galaxy TabPRO (12.2-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : 800/900/1800/2600+850/2100
3G : HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100 

Processor

WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad

* The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

– Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel, Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash,
Zero Shutter lag
– Sub(Front): 2 Megapixel

Video

– Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43,
VP8, HEVC
– 1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio

– Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
– 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung Hub
– Video, Music
– Books / Games / Learning (Stub)

Samsung Apps / Kies

Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX

Samsung KNOX (stub), Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)

Bloomberg Businessweek+, Dropbox, Evernote, NY Times

Remote PC, Sketchbook Pro (stub), WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable
apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom Office for Android, Link, Group Play

Bitcasa, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0,
USB3.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB

Memory

3GB RAM, 32/64GB Internal Memory
microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm
732g (WiFi version), 740g (LTE version)

Battery

9,500mAh

IrLED

Yes

Galaxy TabPRO (10.1-inch) Product Specifications 

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
HSPA+ 42.2Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps 

Processor

WiFi : Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad

* The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

– Main(Rear): 8.0 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
– Sub(Front): 2.0 Megapixel

Video

– Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43,
VP8, HEVC
– 1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio

– MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
– 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung Hub
– Video, Music
– Books / Games / Learning (Stub)

Samsung Apps / Kies

Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX

Samsung KNOX (stub), Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)

Dropbox, Remote PC, WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable
apps

Samsung ChatON, Link, Group Play

Bitcasa, Bloomberg Businessweek+, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, Hancom Office for Android, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, Sketchbook Pro

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac CH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, Light, Hall

Memory

2GB RAM, 16/32 GB Internal Memory, microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

243.1 X 171.4 X 7.3mm, 469g (WiFi version), 477g (LTE version)

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 8,220mAh

IrLED

Yes

Galaxy TabPRO (8.4-inch) Product Specifications 

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : LTE CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 

HSPA+ 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
3G : HSPA+ 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 , HSUPA 5.76Mbps 

Processor

Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz QuadCore
* The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

8.4-inch WQXGA (1600×2560) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

– Main(Rear): 8.0 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
– Sub(Front): 2.0 Megapixel

Video

– Codec: H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7,
WMV8, VP8, HEVC
– 1080p Full HD [email protected]

Audio

– MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
– 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung Hub
– Video, Music
– Books / Games / Learning (Stub)

Samsung Apps / Kies

Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX

Samsung KNOX (stub), Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)

Dropbox, Remote PC, WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable
apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom Office for Android Link, Group Play

Bitcasa, Bloomberg Businessweek+, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, Sketchbook Pro

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acCH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, Light, Hall

Memory

2GB RAM, 16/32 GB Internal Memory, microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

128.5 x 219 x 7.2mm, 331g (WiFi version), 336g (3G/LTE version)

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 4,800mAh

IrLED

Yes

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When its coming out…………………………….. ?

Daniel Tyson
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We’re definitely keen to find out this information – we’re on Samsung for release dates, as soon as we find out anything we will definitely be posting it.

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When the F they are going to release this in Australia?? Its March already and not ETA.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Samsung said “FROM March” not “in March”

mark0Z
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mark0Z

The Tab Pro 8.4 looks mighty impressive given that very hi-res display. As long it’s priced below the base model price of the iPad retina mini, it will be a sure buy for me. The Nexus 7 2013 kinda looks too small now after having a go at the LG g pad 8.3.

Damon Lewis
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Damon Lewis

I think they said 700 to 800 Euro so that will run $1000.

Brian
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Brian

Can’t wait for the 8.4 one. As long as the price isn’t as ridiculous as the ipad mini w retina 32gb I’m definitely choosing this over ipad. Any idea on its release date in Australia?

Brian
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Brian

OMG, I was going to write a similar comment but looking at your Name, I thought I already wrote it lol. Same! I hope they price it around the $399 mark. It says it will be released after March. Can’t Wait

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