Jan 06 AT 5:06 PM Nick Sarafolean 14 Comments

Samsung announces four new Android tablets


During its press conference at CES today, Samsung revealed a new line-up of tablets for 2014. In fact, there are two new lines this year, the NotePRO and TabPRO lines, which each feature different tablets. Without further ado, let’s just jump right into it.


Starting with the smallest of the bunch, we have the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4. The TabPRO 8.4 packs these specs:

  • 8.4-inch 2560×1600 display
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front facing camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz
  • 4,800mAh battery
  • 16/32GB storage expandable via microSD

Even though it’s not Samsung’s largest tablet, the TabPRO 8.4 packs some very nice specs and one of the sharpest screens on an Android tablet. Judging by the photos, it also carries the same faux leather back as the Galaxy Note 3, which can be a pro or con depending on your taste.


Next up is the Galaxy TabPRO 10.1, the latest 10-inch tablet to hit the market. The TabPRO 10.1 includes:

  • 10.1-inch 2560×1600 display
  • 1.9GHz Exynos octa-core processor (Wi-Fi model)
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (LTE model)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front facing camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with Touchwiz
  • 8,220 mAh battery
  • 16/32GB storage expandable via microSD
  • IR blaster

Like the TabPRO 8.4, this also features a faux leather back and Samsung’s new magazine style TouchWiz hub for larger tablets.


The next in the bunch is the massive Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, Samsung’s largest tablet. The TabPRO 12.2 features:

  • 12.2-inch 2560×1600 display
  • 1.9GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor (WiFi model)
  • 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor (LTE model)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front facing camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz
  • 9,500mAh battery
  • 32/64GB storage expandable via microSD
  • IR blaster

Just like the other new Galaxy tablets, it features Samsung’s faux leather back.


The last new tablet is the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, another behemoth tablet that is practically the identical twin of the TabPRO 12.2, except with the added functionality of the S-Pen. The NotePRO 12.2 brings:

  • 12.2-inch 2560×1600 display
  • 1.9GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor (Wi-Fi model)
  • 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor (LTE model)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front facing camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz
  • 9,500mAh battery
  • 32/64GB storage expandable via microSD
  • IR blaster
  • S Pen

That wraps it up for Samsung’s new tablets. This new selection is looking quite high-end and should appeal to plenty of consumers if the price is right. Speaking of price, we don’t know anything about that or availability (besides Q1 2014) just yet, but we’ll let you know when Samsung releases more about that. You can find more pictures of all the tablets down below. Do any of them pique your interest?

Show Press Release
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series set a New Rule for the Tablet Experience at CES 2014

Extending the company’s innovation legacy with best-in-class media consumption and productivity capabilities

Las Vegas — January 6, 2014 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line of tablets, setting a new standard of mobile excellence, equipped with innovative and meaningful technology. Sporting four powerful devices in the lineup — the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch), TabPRO (12.2, 10.1, 8.4-inch), Samsung’s Galaxy tablet portfolio redefines what a tablet can do.

“We created the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series to kick-off a year in which Samsung truly establishes its leadership in the tablet market,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “This new line offers the best-in-class content consumption and productivity, combining a stunning viewing experience with Samsung’s design legacy. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO truly demonstrate our commitment to providing our customers with extraordinarily versatile product offerings, tailored to tablet users of every description.”

Providing users with an extraordinary display and a matching feature set, the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series bring premium style and powerful performance in a single device. Created to satisfy every possible type of user case scenario, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO combine a crystal-clear, WQXGA display for a world-class viewing experience, powerful productivity tools, and unique features with preloaded and free downloadable content, producing a superior mobile solution.

Introducing Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) — the Definitive Tablet Viewing Experience The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO present the world’s first 12.2-inch WQXGA Widescreen (16:10) display, offering crystal clear resolution (2560×1600) with more than 4 million pixels, making it an ideal platform for every type of content creation and consumption. With a larger viewing area, the defined screen allows users to enjoy stunning Full HD video play and view even more information at a glance. In addition to the industry-leading display, the devices have been designed with a sleek, light, slim frame that is both premium and highly portable.

A personalized Magazine UX, specifically optimized for a large screen, allows users to further tailor their Galaxy tablet experience for their own needs. The UX enables them to organize their favorite content in an easy-to-use dashboard with automatic feed or news updates and then quickly access the most frequently used apps for a more comfortable reading experience. By utilizing a screen size that is more comparable to traditional magazine-sized material, content is easier to view in its original format when reading digital magazines or e-books.
Powerful Partner for Productivity The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) come equipped with a variety of productivity tools to help users to manage both their personal and professional lives.

Multi Window enables users to split the screen up into four different windows and an innovative, Virtual Keyboard provides them with enough space to type comfortably, leveraging haptic feedback to produce a more realistic typing experience.

The Samsung S Pen included with the Galaxy NotePRO delivers a more responsive, productive and overall efficient tablet experience with access to features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder. In addition, Pen Window enables users to simply draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or a calculator.
Users can easily access and control their home or office PC directly through their Galaxy NotePRO or TabPRO with Remote PC in order to seamlessly edit and save files remotely.

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO also come pre-loaded with Cisco WebEx Meetings platform, the industry’s leading web conferencing solution that provides users with an easy way to meet with anyone, anywhere. And now for the first time on Android tablets, users can share anything on their screen as well as starting a WebEx meeting from contact list. Samsung e-Meeting provides collaboration capabilities by giving users the ability to share content during a meeting without having to access a central server or network.

Ultimate User Content Gift Package* For additional value and productivity right out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) will feature up to approximately $700 worth of the premium pre-paid, long-term subscription offers from best-selling news, social media and cloud storage providers, including: Bitcasa, Bloomberg Businessweek+, Blurb, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Dropbox, Easilydo Pro for Tablet, Evernote, Hancom Office for Android, LinkedIn, LIVESPORT.TV, NY Times, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, and Sketchbook Pro (content packages may vary by region).

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line will come in various connectivity options: WiFi Only, WiFi and 3G, or WiFi and LTE. Users can choose between the 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO that comes with an included S Pen, and the 12.2-inch Galaxy TabPRO, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1-inch and 8.4-inch without the S Pen.

Designed to extend productivity even further, the following optional accessories are also available for purchase with the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO: Various Book Covers, USB LAN HUB, Universal BT Keyboard and S Action Mouse (accessories may vary by product model).

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO tablet line will be offered globally and will be available starting from Q1, 2014.

For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com / m.samsungmobilepress.com

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Vance

    I’d be interested in a “NOTEpro” 8 inch.

  • Broseph Stalin

    Finally, Samsung puts out tablets with all-round good specs. Now let’s hope the price is right and TouchWiz has gotten better with 4.4.

    • jmangelinkx

      I love my Samsung

  • JQuest81

    Thank goodness I didn’t pull the trigger on the Note 10.1 2014! The NotePRO 12.2 is where it’s at. I’m hoping my carrier will carry the LTE version, I’ll snap this up in a second providing they aren’t asking an arm and a leg for these.

  • redraider133

    I’m interested in the prices but the 8.4 looks very tempting. It will be interesting to see how it runs with touchwiz and those specs. Could be a big seller for samsung.

  • thel0nerang3r

    It would be awesome if some of them became GPE. I can’t see the 12″ with 64GB going for less than $650.

  • Hannu Leinonen

    They’ve dropped the physical menu button! :O

    • TruFactz

      Let’s hope the same for the GS5!

  • Richard Yarrell

    Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note product line period.

    • Martin Grindel, FL

      Welcome, Mr Yarrell.
      You are a hero for me.
      Everyone hates you, but you never give up lol- you should become an NFL football player, imho.
      Your attitude is incredible.

  • sere83

    Lag Wiz! Now with added windows metro inspired Lag squares!

  • donger

    Too many tablets, can’t decide.

  • alvin

    I don’t understand why they can’t put USB ports on these things, so we can use external hard drives and stuff like that…or perhaps there is something i don’t get..

  • haideh

    send me