Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 confirmed ‘unofficially’ ahead of Samsung CES press event [Update]

January 6, 2014

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    Update: Samsung has now held its press conference and officially spilled the rest of the already massively leaked details surrounding the Galaxy TabPro 10.1. Click here for more details!

    The Galaxy TabPro hasn’t exactly been the best kept secret in the mobile world. We’ve been hearing about Samsung’s pro series of tablets for over a month now, and today we’ve not only seen a billboard confirming the Tab Pro name but we even saw leaked specs from @evleaks. And now ahead of their press conference, Samsung jumped the gun and released information about their device to their own website. The listing has since been removed but the damage is already done.

    As expected, the Galaxy Tab Pro features a 10.1-inch Super Clear LCD with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and either a 1.9GHz Exynos OctaCPU for Wi-Fi/3G markets, or a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 for the LTE version.

    Other specs for the tablet include 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear cam, 2MP front cam, 16 or 32GB storage with microSD for expansion, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS, an IR blaster and a 8220 mAh battery. Not surprisingly, there’s also Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box.

    Previously we heard rumors suggesting that Samsung would be changing up the look of Touchwiz, at least on the Pro series. It looks like this change might really be happening, but we’ll have to wait until Samsung’s press conference for more details on that.

    Pricing and availability 

    As for when we’ll see the Galaxy TabPro? Although we don’t have an official timeframe or price just yet, the rumor mill suggests it will arrive in black and white colors in the coming weeks.

    Samsung’s official press event is later this afternoon, so we’ll be sure to update with additional details then. As always, stayed tuned to Android Authority’s CES 2014 coverage, where we’ll be sure to have more news related to the Galaxy TabPro and many other upcoming Samsung announcements!

    Comments

    • Abdel Aziz Farhi

      Good specs. This could be my next tablet for 2014.

      • filaos

        Unless Android is absolutely needed (why so ?), there are better options out there.

        • Jaun Lombard

          Like what…the Note 10.1 or 12.2 Pro? Okay…the Xperia Z Tab is still good but I will go with this rather!

          • filaos

            iPad Air of course. This Samsung device os useless.

            • Abdel Aziz Farhi

              iDevices are too restricted and limited for me. I don’t like to pay for something that i don’t even control.

            • filaos

              Seriously, what kind of limits would you face on a daily basis ?
              I used to think the same but even the freedom my rooted Nexus devices gave me never out balanced what iOS stability, speed and apps offer me today. I still buy Android devices to keep in touch but they really lag behind (mostly because of poor apps).

            • Abdel Aziz Farhi

              Exactly, Apple’s OSs are well optimized and smooth but you only get what Apple allows/wants you to get. Which is not the case with Android, If you buy a phone and another phone comes out with better features you will still have a chance to get them as long as there are no hardware limitations, Not to mention not being able to share files via Wifi and Bluetooth which i really enjoy on my S4. Mass storage. Highly customize-able. Free to switch between a long list of ROMs with different experiences. Bigger better screen and a large variety of models and shapes. None of this is possible with an iDevice.

        • Abdel Aziz Farhi

          Well i can’t think of a better option, If you mean tablets running other OSs they all suck as far as i can see, I’ve had an iPad 2 once and that was my last Apple device.Too damn resticted for me and i thing its just a bigger version of the iPhone. Almost the very same UI and experience which ruins the whole “Tablet” idea. as for Microsoft’s Surface tablets i think that its too soon because the apps development for these devices is still very limited and they’re still too expensive comparing to what they offer.

          I might consider the next 10.1″ Note if Samsung puts similar hardware to this one. as for the Nexus series no. Why would i buy a tablets that runs stock Android when i can get something that has so many premium features such as Note’s stylus and still get the ability to switch to stock whenever i need thanx to dev teams like Cyanogenmod or ParanoidAndroid.

    • dandroid13

      Menu button is gone, as expected.

    • Marcus Winchester

      Nothing exactly unique about this tablet to be honest. I mean sure, it has great specs but it needs ‘pro’ software to differentiate it and unfortunately, Samsung are as good at making software as Blackberry is at making phones, not that great

      • sevo

        I’d prefer Note pro, albeit with higher price.
        People will only buy this if they can’t afford Note pro.

    • cycad007

      I’ll wait for the Nexus 10. Hopefully made by ASUS.

      • mustbepbs

        Just keep on waiting. People have said they were “gonna wait for the next one” for many, many months now. No sight of that thing remotely.

      • AndroidBoss

        It will be made by Samsung. That’s what the latest rumors say.

    • AndroidBoss

      Is that a new version of Touchwiz I see?

    • Jaun Lombard

      Sammobile indicates the Tab runs with 3GB of RAM….

    • Data

      A huge improvement from last years terrible Galaxy Tab range…But it will likely be very expensive judging from specs.

    • Roberto Tomás

      just to help us out — how is this different than the 10.1 2014 edition already out? the only thing that stands out is android 4.4

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