Samsung overnight announced the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and the Galaxy TabPRO. They come with personalized magazine dashboard interfaces and, according to the on-stage presentation, let’s you do “more with your tablet”. They will let you “view, create and consume more” and come equipped with a 12.2″ WQXGA displays. The TabPRO also comes in 10.1″ and 8.4″ variants as well.
They will also make anyone near you smile as you show them stuff, as demonstrated by the nice Samsung staff below.
The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 specs are as high end as you’d expect
- Processor – WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore ＋ 1.3 GHz Quadcore), LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad
- 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
- 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
- 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
The galaxy TabPRO spec will be the same it just doesn’t have the S-Pen and the associated apps for the stylus.
Here are some press shots of the NotePRO, all as you’d expect really including the fake plastic leather and the stitching.
Lastly here are some press shots of the TabPRO which looks identical just without the S-Pen
So it is just about bigger screens and more specs. Once you’re out of the pre-installed Samsung apps you’re still going to be relying upon the rest of the dire Android tablet apps on a 12″ screen. Hopefully one day soon this problem will alleviate itself.