Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 official: specs, features, pricing and release date

January 6, 2014

Galaxy NotePRO 12.2

Editors note – video coming soon! 

The Pro line of Samsung tablets is no longer a secret – the Pro devices have been seen in many rumors before CES 2014, and in various unofficial instances earlier today. However, it’s finally time to look at the Samsung NotePRO 12.2 model.

Specs and features

The NotePRO 12.2 is a 12.2-inch tablet that will supposedly pack various Pro features, at least according to Samsung, on top of what’s expected from an Android tablet. When it comes to design, we’re looking at a large device that’s also heavier than what you may be used to. In terms of design, we’re looking at a thin profile, a large display and a the same faux leather back we’ve seen on other recent Note devices including the Note 3 and the Note 10.1 (2014 edition). While not everyone will necessarily like the design of the device, here are the more important details – what you can expect from it when it comes to specs and features:

  • Size: 295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm
  • Weight: 759g (Wi-Fi version), 753 (3G/LTE version)
  • 12.2-inch Super Clear LCD display with 2560 x 1600 resolution
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (LTE version)
  • 1.9GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor (3G version)
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED Flash and Full HD video recording and Zero Shutter lag
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO technology
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0
  • GPS and GLONASS
  • infrared sensor
  • 9500mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz and Samsung Knox on top
  • S Pen stylus with dedicated software features including a few new ones: Magazine UX, Multi Window, Hancom Office for Android, Remote PC, Cisco WebEX Meetings, Samsung e-Meeting. Other features include Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder.

With Multi Window, users will be able to split the screen of their NotePRO 12.2 in two, three or even four windows, to replicate the kind of multitasking features of a PC. Hancom Office is a word processing app that lets users work on spreadsheets and presentations. Thanks to Remote PC, users will be able to remotely connect to their PC and work files on that device.

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Pricing and release date

The NotePRO 12.2 will be available in various markets in the coming months starting with the first quarter of the year, although pricing details aren’t available at this point.

Interestingly, the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO models will each come with bundled software worth $700 including “premium pre-paid, long-term subscription offers such as: 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.

As for accessories, users will have various devices and protection products to choose from including Book Covers, USB Lan Hub, Universal Bluetooth Keyboard and an S Action Mouse.

Comments

  • Shark Bait

    UI looks fit for a tablet at last, and side my side apps is my number 1 request for a tablet, doesnt look perfect yet, but well done sammy!

    • Bjajjull

      I usually hate TouchWiz, but this looks promising, at least on a tablet.

      • Shark Bait

        i completly agree, for 10+ inches icons and widgets just dont look right to me. This is a bit nicer though

    • Jayfeather787

      This does indeed make excellent use of the large screen to maximize productivity. I still think stock is better, and will always be better in my opinion, I cannot stand oem overlays, but this is probably the best ui on a tablet I have ever seen.

    • Jaun Lombard

      I hope they bring it to the Tab 3 series especially with android 4.4…

  • wade

    Clickbait. You said pricing. Then you didn’t give pricing. That’s lying.

    • Guest

      He said 700 dollars in the article.

      • Jayfeather787

        No that was preloaded apps.

      • John M.

        $700 was Samsung’s valuation of the software bundle and not for the device

    • Jayfeather787

      Look, the title is wrong. Get over it. Android Authority reported what they could. AA went out of their way to provide us with the news and information that they have so far. Samsung has not said pricing, and so there is no way for Android Authority to report it. Maybe the prices will be added later, but for now, this is a great start on this article. Maybe the title is wrong (for now) but it is not necessarily lying.

      • Wazzifer

        Shut the fuck up. Stop defending their ignorance and click baiting.

        • Jayfeather787

          You decided to click you dumbass. There is no click baiting, you did not have to click.

          • apianist16

            I agree. Clickbaiting (snort).

        • Bryan Z

          Agreed, I wouldn’t say all of it is Click Baiting but you would have to be really stupid or such a newbie to NOT notice you have a misleading title. Still Like AA though

      • wade

        I saw “pricing” and only wanted to know how much these pro tabs would cost. Then there is ZERO mention of msrp. Just a vague estimate of what someone thinks the bundled software is worth.

        I did not care about anything but finding out how much this device would cost. That information was not provided. I was clickbaited. Period. It’s like writing a book called “Everything About Cats” that’s actually a case study about farm equipment. Misleading.

        • Jayfeather787

          Well AA provided as much info as it could. At least it is relevant unlike cats and farm equipment.

  • zackermont

    This will be pricey.

    Too bad it didn’t use Windows 8.1 .
    Full Windows OS + S Pen will be perfect (apart from large disk space eaten by OS).

    • Jayfeather787

      It may be good for productivity, but it depends on your needs. If you need word, powerpoint, and full desktop games, etc, then maybe it is for you. I don’t know how a Snapdragon processor will go with the full windows OS, I don’t know if it will be laggy or smooth. I prefer android because of its developer support though. Imagine this thing on a CM11 ROM and a kernel to overclock to 3 GHz… *Mouth waters*…

  • deepen915

    can the stock Android home screen UI still be used? I’m confused by this GUI.

    • Connor

      I think you could probably put something like Novalauncher on it, and use that instead, don’t quote me on that though…

  • http://www.friendlyphotozone.com/ Friendly Photo Zone

    Why does the headline say “pricing”, but the end of the article says “pricing details aren’t available at this time”? That’s REALLY annoying… stop lying in your headlines.

  • Michael Dennique

    Thanks Chris for all the information on the

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