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CES: Samsung outs Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro tablet lineup

Android 4.4 Kitkat devices look to lure buyers away from the iPad
Mon Jan 06 2014, 22:22
Samsung CES 2014 press conference

LAS VEGAS: KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro tablet lineups at CES in Las Vegas on Monday, as it looks to lure buyers away from the iPad.

First up is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro. This line consists of three tablet devices measuring 12.2in, 10.1 and 8.4in, respectively.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is perhaps the most interesting of the three, as it will be made available in an octo-core model. Those who pick up the 3G/WiFi device will be able to take advantage of Samsung's Exynos 5 chip, while those who buy the LTE version will have to make do with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

The 12.2in model also features a 2560x1600 resolution 16:10 aspect ratio display, 3GB of RAM, Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, 32GB and 64GB internal storage versions, and a 9,500mAh battery.

The 10.1in Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro looks to rival the iPad Air, and features the same 2560x1600 resolution as its 12.2in sibling, as does the 8.4in model. The two smaller models both come with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

Samsung also unveiled the long-rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 tablet on Monday. This, much like the Galaxy Tab Pro, features a 12.2in 2560x1600 resolution display, although this model includes an S Pen and is loaded with some stylus optimised apps.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

The Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2, like its Galaxy Tab branded sibling, will also be available with either an octo-core Exynos 5 processor or a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. There's also 3GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and optional 4G LTE support.

There are no pricing or release date details for any of Samsung's new tablets yet, but the firm said that they will ship with a number of freebies to lure business users - including free Cisco Webex for six months, three months of Linkedin Premium and 50GB of free Dropbox storage.

Check back soon for our first impressions of Samsung's latest tablet devices. µ


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