Samsung showcases trio of tablets at CES as part of Galaxy Tab Pro lineBy Shawn Knight
Samsung recently unveiled a trio of new tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. All members of the Galaxy Tab Pro line, the slates are available in 12.2-, 10.1- and 8.4-inch screen sizes with a uniform resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 and LTE / HSPA radios for all.
The biggest of the three slates is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz or an 8-core Samsung Exynos chip depending on your region, 3GB of RAM, either 32GB or 64GB of onboard flash storage, a microSDXC card slot, Bluetooth 4.0 support, an integrated IR blaster, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 9,500mAh battery all running Android 4.4 KitKat.
Aesthetically, the tablets don't look all that different from what we've seen from Samsung in recent memory. The back of each slate gets an upgrade to the same leathery finish found on the Note 3 and the Note 10.1 which means it'll be easier to grip and less likely to slide out of your mitts while in use.
It would seem that Samsung has once again beaten Apple to the punch in terms of a large-size tablet. Rumors about suggest Cupertino is working on a larger iPad that could see the light of day later this year in the same 12- to 13-inch range.
Unfortunately, as is often the case, Samsung didn't reveal pricing information or a specific release date. All we know is that the line will be available sometime during the first quarter of this year.