Samsung Releases Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO Tablets

4.2.2014 Magdalena Gauci
Samsung released their latest tablets, Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO at the CES 2014. The tablets are larger and full-HD display which is perfect for viewing almost anything, even eBooks and magazines. This year, the world’s leading smart phone seller aims to also become the leader in the tablet market.

The latest Samsung tablets feature a 12.2-inch display with over 4 million pixels. It has a fresh TouchWiz interface called Magazine UX, integrated with Android 4.4 KitKat that makes use of tiles to give a smooth interaction. The TabPRO is also available in 8.4 and 10.1-inch display configurations in addition to the 12.2-inch size. The new Pro versions of Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Tab are focused on higher productivity and multitasking. These are a total of 4 tablets, featuring a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Additional features include LTE, Wi-Fi, and 8-MP primary and 2-MP secondary cameras.

The design features of the Pro tabs are similar to the predecessors. They are not more than 8mm in thickness, and feature plastic silver trim, gripping faux leather back, and a noticeable home key. The main difference between the two tablets is in the support for the S Pen stylus.

The Magazine UX offers better interaction and uses customizable tiles that remind of the Windows 8.1 interface. There are 3 present pages provided by default, but you can customize a total of 5 pages with apps and widgets.

Samsung has released the 12.2-inch tablets to help bridge the gap between the standard tablets and the laptop. The 12.2-inch versions have a new 4-pane multi-window multitasking feature. But multi-layered popup windows are offered in all the 4 versions to facilitate multitasking functions. It is possible to resize the panes of the multi-window versions, and you can even open 2 instances of an app at the same time for comparison purposes.

The tablets are claimed to have maximum expandable storage of 64GB and are powered by a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core CPU. Other notable features include Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, 16/32 GB internal storage, and 2GB RAM.

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