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The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is official. This could take on the Surface Pro 4


It’s official. The large 12″ Windows 10 tablet from Samsung has finally been unveiled on their website and it will be called the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. Yes, a Windows 10 device bearing the Galaxy tag and we have all the juicy specs right here.


The Galaxy TabPro S will come with a choice of either a Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro operating system, so there is no option for an Android OS of any kind. Up front, the tablet will have a 12-inch FHD+ (2160×1440 pixels) sAMOLED display — the first Windows 10 tablet to have a Super AMOLED screen.


On the inside, this massive tablet will be powered by a dual-core Intel Core M processor, clocked at 2.2GHz. paired with 4GB of RAM and either a 128GB or 256GB SSD. Because the device is powered by a Core M processor, it has a fanless design which eliminates that annoying whirring sound.

We initially thought that this device would be competition for the Microsoft Surface 3, but with these specs (of course depending on the price) it looks to be able to take on even the low spec Surface Pro 4 with a Core M3 processor. Do note that Samsung did not mention which Core M processor they’re using, only that it is a 6th-gen one.


The device will also support 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, WiFi Direct, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. For those on the move, there’s also a 4G LTE (Cat.6) version alongside a WiFi only version. GPS and GLONASS are also supported.

For optics, the Galaxy TabPro S will have a 5MP front and rear camera, which isn’t impressive but you don’t want to be that guy taking pictures with your 12″ tablet do you? For video, the cameras will support recording up to an FHD resolution (1920×1080).

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Powering the components will be a 5,200 mAh battery that Samsung says can last up to 10 hours, and because the tablet sports a USB Type-C port, it will also have fast charging allowing you to top the device up in about 2.5 hours.


Since 2-in-1 devices are all the rage right now, the Galaxy TabPro S will come with a keyboard (not sold separately) that looks very much like the old Surface Pro 3 Type Cover. Unlike the iPad Pro, this keyboard can actually function as a cover because it adopts a more old-school approach to keyboard attachment. Also, note that it has a touchpad, something that is missing from both Apple‘s Smart Keyboard and Google’s Pixel C.

For users who want a stylus or more ports, Samsung is offering a Bluetooth Pen and a multi-port adapter (HDMI, USB Type A & C) but are sold separately. Samsung says that the Galaxy TabPro S will be available globally come February 2016 though there is no mention of a recommended retail price.