CES 2014: Samsung Galaxy Tab goes Pro in 12.2in, 10.1in and 8.4in flavours

CES 2014: Samsung Galaxy Tab goes Pro in 12.2in, 10.1in and 8.4in flavoursWe've already covered Samsung's S Pen-equipped Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet, and now we switch our focus to the stylus-free Galaxy Tab Pro range.

And there's three screen sizes to choose from – from the largest Note Pro-matching 12.2in model, down to a conventional 10.1-incher and finishing off with an 8.4in option.

We'll start with the biggest, and aside from doing without an S Pen and associated apps and services the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is practically identical to the Galaxy Tab Note 12.2.

In other words you get a 12.2in 2560 x 1600 pixel display, an Exynos 5 Octa (3G/Wi-Fi) or Snapdragon 800 (4G) processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage plus microSD card slot, 8MP/2MP cameras and a 9500mAh battery.

As you'd imaging considering the screen size, it's quite a heavy device at 732g, but with a profile of just 7.95mm it's also pleasingly thin.

Moving on to the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, the 2560 x 1600 resolution remains, which means a higher pixel density, but you have to make do with 2GB of RAM, a choice of 16GB or 32GB storage and a smaller 8220mAh battery. At 469g, however, it's significantly lighter.

Finally we have the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, and again the display resolution is 2560 x 1600, which ups the pixel density to 359ppi. The only other difference to the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is that the 8.4in model only has a 4800mAh battery, which could prove quite limiting considering the high-end features elsewhere.

All three Galaxy Tab Pros will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat.

Happily from the point of view of this story's word count, Samsung has yet to reveal prices or release dates, but hopefully that'll change before too long.

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