After plenty of leaks and even Samsung releasing the press information early, the Samsung NotePro is now official! So what does the new “Pro” Galaxy Tab 10.1 bring to the table? Let’s jump in and take a look shall we?
Specs and Features
- WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore ＋ 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
- LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad
- Display: 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Super clear LCD
- OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- Camera: 8 Megapixel, Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash and 2MP front
- Video: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC
- 1080p Full HD video @ 60fps
- Audio Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
- 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo SpeakerConnectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB3.0
- GPS: GPS ＋ GLONASS
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB
- 2GB RAM, 32/64GB Internal Memory
- microSD (Up to 64GB)
- 243.1 X 171.4 X 7.3mm, 469g (WiFi version), 477g (LTE version)
- Standard Battery, Li-ion 8,220mAh
- IrLED: Yes
- LTE : 800/900/1800/2600＋850/2100
- 3G : HSPA＋ 21 850/900/1900/2100
As to be expected, there’s a great deal of custom Samsung software here. The biggest change from previous Samsung tablets however, is the new Magazine UX.
The new Magazine UI replaces the old TouchWiz homescreen launcher is designed to optimize the extra space on a large screen, making it easy to organize content in the dashboard. While the design is certainly a bit like the “My Magazine” app from the Note 3 and Note 10.1, you can still add regular apps, shortcuts and widgets as well. Furthermore, you can even split your screen into four different windows using multi-window. In short, no space is ever wasted on the Galaxy TabPro.
Like the NotePro, the TabPro includes $700 worth of bundled “premium” apps, designed to help it live up to its Pro name. This includes long-term subscription offers to services such as Bitcasa, 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, Bloomberg Businessweek＋, and Sketchbook Pro.
The Galaxy TabPro 10.1 will be available in several markets starting in the 1st quarter of this year. No exact word on pricing just yet, but we’ll be sure to update as soon as we learn more. Samsung will also have plenty of accessories for the Pro series. Some of these include book covers, a universal Bluetooth keyboard and even a S Action Mouse.
What do you think of the Galaxy TabPro 10.1? Impressed by the new Pro series or not?