Samsung may have been able to keep an almost unusually tight lid on information concerning its Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro slates until not long ago, but once the ball started rolling, there was no stopping it and now we seem to know everything.
Granted, we’re probably a mere 12 hours or so away from their formal announcements at the time of this writing. Still, it’s never pleasant to see your “secrets” cracked by unauthorized leaks and thus end up organizing a fancy press conference for nothing.
Anyhoo, assuming there are no last-minute surprises in store and serial leaker @evleaks knows what he’s talking about, the CES stage in Las Vegas should see at least four fresh Sammy tabs debut.
The pack leader is bound to be the S Pen-toting Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, powered by an Exynos 5 Octa CPU in Wi-Fi and 3G flavors and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 when LTE-enabled.
Other features shall include WQXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixels), 3 GB RAM, 32 and 64 GB storage options, pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat, 9,500 mAh battery and 8 MP/2 MP dual cameras, so all in all you’re looking at a jumbo-sized Note 10.1 2014 Edition with up to date software.
Meanwhile, the GTab Pro 12.2 is once again tipped as a Note Pro doppelganger lacking stylus support, with the Tab Pro 10.1 allegedly offering 16 and 32 GB on-board storage options, just 2 GB RAM and a slightly smaller 8,220 mAh cell.
Finally, the Tab Pro 8.4 may only come in a Snapdragon 800 version, also with a WQXGA screen (that’s 2,560 x 1,600 pixels in an 8.4-inch panel, so mind-blowing ppi), with the same RAM and storage features as its 10.1-inch cousin.
KitKat is running the software show here as well, with the battery obviously further shrunken, to 4,800 mAh. That’s 200 mAh more than the Note 8.0, however if the incredible display resolution boost pans out, it might lead to some autonomy woes.
Just to add a little bit of extra credibility to the spill of information, @evleaks has also tweeted a nifty high-resolution press shot of the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, complete with the now emblematic faux leather back of the GNote 3.
Oh, yeah, and Samsung has precociously confirmed the Note Pro and Tab Pro monikers, via banners plastered all over the Las Vegas Convention Center, where CES currently goes down. Guess subtlety is not their strong point.