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Samsung announces Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro

Samsung unveils 4 new pro-tablets at its pre-CES 2014 event

PRO. Samsung's new line of pro tablets. Photo by Rappler / Michael Josh Villanueva

LAS VEGAS, USA – Samsung’s tablet line-up is at times tough to sort through. A hodgepodge of different models in different sizes that share similar names except for numeric annexes that don’t always make sense. 

Don’t get me started. But in 2014, that might change. 

On Monday, January 6, at its pre-Consumer Electronics Show event, the South Korean company launched a pro line of tablets. The Galaxy NotePro and the Galaxy TabPro. 

Between Notes and Tabs, the main difference is a Wacom certified stylus Samsung calls an S-Pen. 

The new tablets run Samsung’s new tablet user interface called Magazine UX.

The TabPro is available in 3 sizes – 8.4-inch, 10.1-inch and 12.2-inch. The NotePro is available in only one size 12.2-inch. Samsung says the new 12.2-inch form factor is ideal because its almost the same size as a sheet of paper.   

All four tablets run on Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad core processors and WQXGA (2560 x 1600) displays. The 12.2-inch models sport 3GB of RAM while the 8.4 and 10.1-inch TabPros have 2GB of RAM. All models come in either 16GB or 32GB configurations (the NotePro is also available with 64GB of storage) with 8MP main cameras and 2MP front facing cameras. 

The 12.2-inch Note Pro and TabPro sport 9500 mAh batteries while the TabPro 10.1 and 8.4 are powered by 8220 mAH and 4800 mAH batteries, respectively.

Design-wise, all 4 tablets retain Samsung’s signature tablet form factor but come with the faux leather back first introduced in the Galaxy Note 3 and Tab 10.1 2014 edition.   

The new devices should be available by the first quarter of 2014. There is no word on pricing at the moment.  – Rappler.com

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