Samsung has a habit of releasing tablets and phones with virtually every screen size imaginable — so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company is launching 4 new tablets at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.
The company unveiled two new lines of tablets. Meet the Galaxy NotePro and TabPro tablets.
Samsung is only offering one model in the NotePro series at launch, and it’s a big one: The Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 has a 12.2 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display. It’s virtually identical to the Galaxy TabPro 12.2, but unlike that model, the NotePro features Samsung’s S Pen, a pressure-sensitive digital pen that supports writing, drawing, and interacting with Samsung’s S Pen enabled Android apps.
The two other new tablets are models with 8.4 and 10.1 inch screens, called the TabPro 8.4 and TabPro 10.1, respectively.
Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2
Here’s the skinny on the new high-end model. It has a high resolution screen, runs Anroid 4.4 KitKat software, and features 3GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. There’s also a microSD card slot if you need more space.
The NotePro will come with a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor if you get a WiFi-only or 3G model. If you want 4G LTE you’ll get a model with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor instead.
Both models have 8MP rear cameras, 2MP front-facing cameras, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB 3.0 as well as GPS, and both have 9500mAh batteries.
This is one of Samsung’s largest Android tablets to date, measuring 11.6″ x 8″ x 0.3″ and weighing 1.65 pounds. But it’s still lighter than most notebooks, if it makes any sense to compare it to one.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro 12.2
Take all those specs above and leave out the pen. You’ve got the TabPro 12.2.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1
The specs for this model are almost the same as those above — but this tablet has a smaller display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of storage. It has an 8220mAh battery, and a 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display.
Like the larger tablet, it’s powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, depending on the wireless configuration.
The Galaxy TabPro 10.1 measures 9.6″ x 6.7″ x 0.28″ and weighs less than 1.1 pounds.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4
Looking for something even smaller? This model has an 8.4 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, measures 8.6′” x 5.1″ x 0.28″ and weighs less than 12 ounces.
It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB to 32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. It supports 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS and has an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera.
This model has a 4800mAh battery and will be availabe with optional HSPA+ or 4G LTE. And did I mention that it has an 8.4 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display? Because that’s either awesome or overkill, and I haven’t decided which.
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