It seems many of you will be buying more than just chocolate hearts on February 14 – a little birdie from Samsung told me to expect Samsung’s Galaxy Tab PRO series and the Galaxy Note PRO to go on sale in the U.S. on that date. Also, no requests for time off will be allowed from Samsung employees between 2/14 and 2/16.
Samsung’s return to tablet relevance was announced prior to CES 2014 (unless you count last year’s Galaxy Note 8 and the Nexus 10), and soon you’ll be able to bring the new hardware home and try out that new UX and those free subscriptions for yourselves.
Nothing was revealed about pricing, but SamMobile leaked its price estimates earlier this month as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, Wi-Fi: €389 ($389?)
- Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, LTE: €519 ($519?)
- Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1, Wi-Fi: €479 ($479?)
- Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 LTE: €609 ($609?)
- Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, Wi-Fi: €649 ($649?)
- Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, LTE: €749 ($749?)
- Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, Wi-Fi: €749 ($749?)
- Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, LTE: €849 ($849?)
Granted, there is no conversion between Euros and U.S. dollars in those prices, but it’s often the case that prices end up having the same digits in different markets despite currency fluctuations. In any event, on February 14 you should finally be able to get your hands on a Galaxy Tab that doesn’t seem to belong behind the check-out counter at Walgreen’s.
If those leaked prices are to be believed, those tablets will set you back more than a few heart-shaped candy boxes. It appears that Samsung will be asking a premium price for that premium hardware – evidently they are no longer in the business of making bargain-bin tablets with 2011 specs. Speaking of which, you can refresh your memory with the official specs listed in this article (hint: Snapdragon 800’s, 1080p and 2560×1600 displays abound).
Source: a little birdie