Galaxy Pro

Samsung outs themselves ahead of their CES event

Android Central @ CES

If you were hoping for a Pro line of Galaxy tablets from Samsung this year at CES, it looks like you're going to be happy. This incomplete billboard at the Las Vegas Convention Center basically gives up the Galaxy Note Pro and the Galaxy Tab Pro, and we expect Samsung to announce them at their event tomorrow. This isn't the first time this has happened, and we imagine at this point in time Samsung isn't really worried about keeping any big secrets.

While we don't learn much from the banner, it looks like we'll be seeing a new full-size (or bigger if the rumors hold true) version of both the Note tablet and the Galaxy Tab. 

Stay tuned for the whole story tomorrow at 2 p.m. PT. We'll be there to help you sort out what's what.

 
There are 79 comments

Benny879 says:

Physical home button on bezel still....Fail

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MERCDROID says:

Millions of people happily disagree with your professional assessment, lol.

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floriyann says:

Thx for telling me all the devices you have lmaooo

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MERCDROID says:

You're very welcome, lol.

NoNexus says:

I am mad, your stuff is better than my stuff

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MERCDROID says:

Wait a second... You just admitted that my Nexus 5 is better than your Note 3!!

I, hereby, claim this victory, in the name of "stock" Android!!

"ear-splitting round of applause and women throwing lingerie at me (in my dreams, lol) "

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SEGROUKIN says:

Just look at this lol!

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MERCDROID says:

=)

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TLB69 says:

"Heaven's to MERCDROID"(in my Snagglepuss voice)are you serious?Your Nexus 5 is nice and all but when you compare it to our Note 3 you're out of your league sir.Because you made that comment,I'd prefer not too hear from you no more today.Everybody MERCDROID is banded for today.I'll make a decision on his return. :-D

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

MERCDROID says:

NEVAR!!!

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rkcmd says:

Physical buttons are great. I just wish they would take out the menu button and replace it with the app switcher button.

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MERCDROID says:

On Samsung devices, isn't the app switcher already available via long-press of the menu button?

drokssilva says:

Yeah. But the app switcher button is more usable.

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

MERCDROID says:

Fair enough, brother.

Odd. I use menu button lots more than app switcher.

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SpookDroid says:

Ditto... I'd rather have physical buttons than those ugly on-screen ones that just take up screen real estate.

Wollombi says:

Except you never will experience the on-screen buttons wearing out over time.

TheMimic12 says:

It's by long-pressing the home button, like on a lot of android handsets with physical buttons.
I don't mind if the navigation keys are physical or software buttons, but on a tablet, especially a large tablet, I prefer having my navigation keys as software buttons, so I always have them in a convenient place on the screen

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sjamie says:

I actually like having a physical home button. LoL

user311 says:

I love my home button on my note, if I ever have to use any devices w/o them I usually do a double take looking for the home button.

ab304945 says:

I will gladly take a home button, over onscreen ones that take up screen space.

Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note products period.

Everything else is obsolete.

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Hiberny says:

While a lot of their products are top notch, you can't possibly say nothing beats the Tab 3 series. They are overprice for what you get. If I hadn't won my Tab 3 7.0 I'd never have bought one. It sits in the mediocre pile with a lot of other low end Android tablets.

drokssilva says:

Yup. The Nexus 7 (as Richard Yarell would say) Pimp Slaps the tab 3 series.

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

VAVA Mk2 says:

Amen!

Sent from my Nexus 5 :-D

neonworm says:

In your opinion...

Sent from my out-of-this-world Galaxy S3

pachi72 says:

Copy and paste..thats all you do...

eahinrichsen says:

SamsungForLife made us miss you.

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MERCDROID says:

You just gave Richard new purpose, lol.

TheMimic12 says:

+1

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Except my G2.

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squiddy20 says:

It's just like a crazed moronic fanboy to say something is "the best" and then leave it at that. No evidence to support your *opinions*, no facts to back up why you think it is this way, just that it is. What a joke.

Wollombi says:

I actually prefer my Sony Xperia Tablet Z over just about anything Samsung. Better build quality, less intrusive interface. TouchWiz has some good features, but a lot of useless ones, and they are all IN. YOUR. FACE. and constantly in the way of what I actually want to do. Had to install Apex on my GS4 just to make it usable again.

The only exception, and the TW problem remains, is the Note 10.1, due to it's stylus/note taking features, but I have been able to duplicate what I need on the Sony with apps and a regular stylus.

crester says:

Shut up about the physical home button. Is it really that big of a deal?

Samsung is the most successful Android manufacturer... I'm sure they know what they are doing more than you.

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deparson says:

All things equal, I would rather have a physical button.

raitchison says:

Says you. One of the more annoying things about my Galaxy Tab 2 is the lack of physical buttons.

JFMobile says:

That. Looks. Amazing.

tommydaniel says:

New UI as well.

Qbancelli says:

Yeah, That home button is just wack.

Show stopper for me. On screen buttons or GTFO!

sjamie says:

What is the advantage of having on-screen buttons?

return_0 says:

They don't add bezel, you can customize them, you can have 4 buttons when needed but the standard 3 when not needed, you can swipe up for Google Now, etc.

Posted from my pure Google Nexus 4 using the AC app.

steezee says:

On a tablet the advantage of On screen buttons is it doesn't define the orientation of the tablet since the buttons rotate with however you are holding the device... on a phone physical/capacitive buttons are forgivable but on a tablet it's a huge failure IMO

NoNexus says:

On a phone it is much better to have the physical buttons.

On a tablet, they suck

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TheMimic12 says:

I pretty much agree. I really like the software buttons, but I really don't mind on a phone whether they are physical or software.
On a tablet, however, they pretty much do suck.

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Not sure I can completely agree with that. From my point of view, the orientation of the tablet is already defined to a good extent by the size and aspect ratio. That's why, for example, a 10.1 inch 16:10 tablet such as the Nexus 10 is regarded as a landscape tablet, despite lacking a physical home button.

Wollombi says:

Yet most people will still hold it in portrait for reading, web browsing, etc.

Only because the alternative is to bend backwards and buy an iPad.

MERCDROID says:

I'm surprised that it's taken this long for Samsung to introduce bigger "Pro" tablets. Should be interesting.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

jlczl says:

I predict the price will be scandalously high for the Note Pro.

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MERCDROID says:

Oh, it will be. Considering the price of the Note 10.1 is 499, this will easily be 600, if not more.

drokssilva says:

The note 10.1 is so overpriced.

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

MERCDROID says:

I agree. I spent 500 on the original Note 10.1. It was a nice tablet, but definitely not worth the price. 100 dollars cheaper would have been ideal.

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jlczl says:

Original Note 10.1 $499
Note 10.1 (2014) $699
Note Pro $899

Huge fail if that's what it ends up priced at but I can see it already.

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15israellai says:

That's an underestimation. I'd say it'd go around 6000-7000HKD (too lazy to do the conversion)

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MERCDROID says:

I just did the conversion, lol. If this comes in between 775 and 900 dollars, I'll laugh hysterically, lol.

jlczl says:

I'll hold you to that.

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Paul Simiyu says:

Both are 12 inch,called It already.
Tab pro is powered by s600,2GB ram,note pro by s800 and 3gb ram.Both 2560*1600 screens.

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thatguy97 says:

For all of touchwizs features I'd imagine it be 4 GB there are rumors they were working on more RAM enhancements

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TheMimic12 says:

I heard that the note pro was 12.2", but I think the tab pro will have a10.1"screen. Hopefully it replaces that awful tab 3 10.1

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iDonzzy says:

I actually like the home button since it saves the power button, it tells me the right position whenever I want to use the camera and I still prefer using capacitive touch buttons along with it since I've been used to Galaxy devices for 3 years.

sprint4lyfe says:

This will be my first tablet. Next one will have a 15 inch screen.

jlongrc says:

I'm going to be pissed at myself for just buying the Note 8.0 it looks like. Rumors had it that there will be an 8" version of the new Pro line.

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drokssilva says:

Return the note 8, easy.

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MERCDROID says:

This!!

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drokssilva says:

Yeah!! This is back!!!

Posted from my Nexus 7(2013).

chuckh0308 says:

I just bought one too and it's on the way here. I did consider the fact that the current 8.0 is getting old, but I think it will be fine for me and I'm guessing the new one will be quite a bit more money anyway.

Taz89 says:

Looks like a new ui is on the way

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SEGROUKIN says:

Nothing has changed since ginger bread. Don't get your hopes up man.

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RussBad says:

Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Google Play Edition
Qualcom Snapdragon 800, 32Gb internal, 3Gb RAM, external SD slot, LTE. You saw it here first folks!

Or I saw it somewhere else a while back — if you're correct ;) 

jackwagon06 says:

Leaked pics/specs of the new pro models at sammobile....if they are to be believed. Leather backs for everyone!

RussBad says:

Show me a link, Jerry, or it didn't happen hehe. I got this page bookmarked and when the GPE version comes out, no need for a contest giveaway because I called it and it should go to me :)

NoNexus says:

If it has the s pen functions, I am on it like white on certain kinds of rice

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MERCDROID says:

But, they're coming out with a Note Pro, lol.

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TheMimic12 says:

If there is a Google play edition, I will be pretty satisfied. That would suffice until the next nexus 10 comes out

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halifaxx11 says:

IF IF IF IF the next Nexus 10 comes out........

plunder says:

I do not understand why they used a Micro USB3 on the Note 3 phone, but not on the 10.1 tablet. Samsung don't seem able to finish off any given design job, before moving on to the next one. I can live with plastic; provided it is GOOD structurally sound plastic. If Sammy wants to see some - ask Nokia.

The keyboard dock on my Transformer means I use it about 70% of the time (shame about the build quality and somewhat plodding, buggy firmware). Samsung need that option if they make a bigger tablet; but I bet they don't make one.

Lets hope CES is not a total waste of time this year.

BruhMan says:

I was hoping for the Dual OS (8.1 & KitKat) for this new Note Pro. Has that idea just vanished like a fart in the wind? It didn't for ASUS (i.e. Transformer Book Duet)

raitchison says:

I would hope that the "Pro" would mean upgraded specs (for a commensurate increase in price) not just a bigger screen.