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Samsung Goes Large With Galaxy TabPro and NotePro Android Tablets

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Samsung Goes Large With Galaxy TabPro and NotePro Android Tablets

With four new tablets on show at CES, Samsung continues to keep the Galaxy brand name at the front of consumer’s minds. With screens up to 12.2 inches in diameter, the Android 4.4 powered tablets are some of the largest available. Having already bridged the gap between the smartphone and the tablet (with the phablet monikered devices), the South Korean company looks ready to fill in the gap between traditional tablets and laptops during 2014.

The differentiator between the four devices are in the size of the screens. The solitary Galaxy NotePro has a 12.2 inch screen and supports Samsung’s S-Pen, while the Galaxy TabPro comes in three sizes (8.4 inch, 10.1 inch, and 12.2 inch). All four devices run at a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, and can multitask with multiple apps in different windows on the device so you can see the apps running side by side.

A consistent design over a wide range of sizes has been Samsung’s trademark in the last few years, and it naturally carries on with the new hardware. If you’re expecting anything new stylistically from Samsung, then you will be disappointed. The design from the existing Tab and Note devices has carried over to these slightly larger devices, plastic trim, a single home key on the front of the device, and retain the ‘thinness’ of the Galaxy S4 smartphone (all these devices are under 8mm thick).

Samsung is packing these devices with a number of pre-paid subscription services and third-party applications, including Cisco’s WebEx Meetings platform, Dropbox, Evernote, and Linkedin. Coupled with Android 4.4 as the operating system, there’s no doubt these devices will be good all-round devices in terms of features, but I’m not sure if that’s enough value and functionality to label these Tabs and Notes as ‘Pro’ devices.

I’ll be interested to see how Samsung market these devices when they reach the consumer. While the size is unusual, is that enough to build a value proposition that will lead to a reasonable volume of sales? With the functionality in these tablets also available through smaller tablets and larger laptops, this might be a product category that struggles to find more than a niche audience.

The Samsung Galaxy TabPro and NotePro will be on sale during Q1, but no pricing or further details on availability were announced.

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