Samsung’s major focus in 2014 is expected to be on the tablet market, and a lot of rumors and leaks in the past few weeks have revealed that leading the charge will be Pro models of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab, with the latter possibly coming in three different screen sizes. Well, those rumors and leaks were pretty spot on, as Samsung has confirmed the existence of the Galaxy Note PRO and the Galaxy Tab PRO through one of the billboards it was busy putting up at CES. Furthermore, persistent leakster evleaks has confirmed that the three tablets will be the Galaxy Note PRO 12.2, Galaxy Tab PRO 12.2, Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1, and the Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4, while also revealing the complete spec sheet of each.
The 12.2-inch slates are completely similar in specs, with the only difference being the lack of an S Pen on the Galaxy Tab – there’s an Exynos Octa or Snapdragon 800 processor based on whether it’s a Wi-Fi or LTE model, 3GB of RAM, WQXGA (2,560×1,600) display, 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear and front cameras, 32/64 GB of storage, a 9,500 mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat. The Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1 shares most of these specs save for lower storage (16/32GB), RAM (2GB) and smaller battery (8,220 mAh); meanwhile, the smallest member of the group, the Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4 seems to have just a Snapdragon variant, and is similar to the Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1 save for battery capacity (it’s a rather small 4,800 mAh unit).
With such high-end specs, it’s no doubt Samsung will be pricing each tablet like a premium product – many hope the company will adopt the Google or Amazon way and sell their tablets at cost, but the lack of a proper content store to recoup profits means Samsung doesn’t really have that convenience (not to mention the fact that it becomes more and more like Apple as time goes by, increasing the profit margin on high-end devices.) Previous leaks suggest the Galaxy Note PRO and Galaxy Tab PRO will be launched in February, and with all the details now available, we’ll just have to try and act surprised when Samsung makes an official announcement in the next three days of CES. Source: Android Central, Twitter