12.2-inch Note Pro, two Galaxy Tab Pro tablets rumored for early 2014

by: Bogdan PetrovanDecember 20, 2013
Render showing the expected

Render showing the expected dimensions of the Note Pro

Samsung has been very successful at providing multiple size options in the smartphone market, and it looks that the Korean giant is marching on the same strategy in its tablet business.

Rumors emerged in the last weeks about four new Samsung tablets due in the first quarter of 2014, and now we have some concrete information on them, courtesy of Sam Mobile. The report is based on information from an “insider”, corroborating a recent story from Korean media.

If the report is accurate, Samsung will introduce four new tablets in the first weeks of 2014:

  • Galaxy Note Pro
  • Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
  • Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

As the name suggests, the Note Pro will be a stylus-equipped tablet with a 12.2-inch display focused on productivity. Rumors of a 12-inch tablet have been periodically surfacing throughout 2012, so the arrival of the Note Pro 12.2 would not be a surprise. According to Korean website Moveplayer, the Note Pro bears the SM-P900 codename and features specs that are similar to the Note 10.1 2014, with the biggest differences being the huge 9500 mAh battery and the presence of Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

Moveplayer created the render at the top of this post that shows the difference in size between the Note Pro and the Note 10.1. The Pro is reportedly going to be quite heavy at 750 grams, but that’s to be expected with the large display and laptop-like battery capacity.

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (SM-T520/T525) and 8.4 (SM-T320/T325) will feature 16GB of storage capacity and LTE connectivity. Like the Note Pro, the two devices will be available in black and white by the end of February, claims Sam Mobile, meaning there’s a good chance we’ll see them at CES or MWC. We can speculate that these Tab Pros may be the rumored AMOLED tablets that Samsung is planning for 2014, though there’s no evidence to support this theory.

Finally, the Tab 3 Lite is expected to launch as soon as the second week of January with a tempting price of €100 or $135. Expect lower end specs and 3G connectivity instead of LTE.

While Sam Mobile has a good track record when it comes to these insider reports, don’t take this one for granted just yet. With that said, would you be interested in a massive 12.2-inch Note Pro? Could it be good enough to replace a laptop?

  • Robert Delaporte

    I would live to have one depending on the price.I have a galaxy s4 and nexus 7 2013.I like watching shows when I can.preferably on the tablet.it would be just that much better as a media device if it was bigger.What is the resolution supposed to be or what is everyone thinking?

  • Jayfeather787

    While I think the additions might be cool and useful, Samsung is really starting to pollute the android market. Expect a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Pro Lite Kids Gaming Edition Mini Mega Max 8.4 soon.

    • Ivan Myring

      Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Max Tab 8.4 Gaming Edition Pro Lite Note Maxx One
      Wait, something’s not right

      • Jayfeather787


  • Foramex

    Hope the resolution will be QHD, no point buying it otherwise… won’t make sense to have a 5′ phone and a 12.2′ tablet with same resolution

    • Jacques Hragar

      Well 5 inch phones have the same resolution as 40″ TV’s soooo

      • Stuff

        Yes, but your face is very near to the phone, while you’re far away from TVs when you look at them. With tablets and laptops, since you’re right in front on them, it’s better to have more pixels packed into the screen.

        • MadCowOnAStick

          pfft my phone has a higher resolution than my laptop

  • Bullydogger

    patiently waiting for the 12″ tablet!! take my money

    • shell

      I cannot wait, because this is my dream tablet….

      • Bullydogger

        Probably won’t have to wait much longer as there are plenty of romours of 12″ tablet coming out under the name PRO so lets keep our fingers crossed

  • Roberto Tomás

    unless it comes with USB 3 OTG then no, it cannot be good enough to replace a laptop.

  • GasparIPerez

    Samsung releases/announces so many devices every week I don’t even know what they offer anymore. I’m starting to like them less and less for every Galaxy-branded shit they put out..

  • Tuấn Ankh

    Samsung is getting boring and annoying.
    And these tab “pro” would just degrade the non-“pro” tabs, *sign*.

    I like Samsung stuffs, but… OMG

  • Henry

    I’m hoping for a refreshed Note 8; the only thing stopping me from buying the original 8 is its yesteryesteryear specsheet.

    • fastow2012

      don’t hope…it’ll surely be there…sammy doesn’t have a record of stopping once they start

  • Luka Mlinar

    LG G pad is 8.3 and of course here comes Samsung with 8.4. How about they start putting some snapdragon 600/800 up in there. Just yesterday i looked at best buys catalog and a 7″ galaxy with a S4 (play i think) dual core was priced the same as a Nexus 7 2013.

  • AndroidBoss

    Why can’t the buttons be on the screen?

  • Allan

    Instead of piling features on a device, maybe Samsung should turn to refining its software and hardware, because right now it’s apparent that designers in both departments have very little taste.

    Unless Samsung can bring the Galaxy Tab series out of the super-duper-low-end-that-no-one-even-wants-to-buy, there won’t be anything noteworthy (pun NOT intended) when these new tabs come out.