Samsung Electronics announced the new Galaxy TabPro S, a lightweight and ultra-thin Windows 10 Tablet PC with an astonishing Super AMOLED 12-inch display with active digitizer.
Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy TabPro S today at CES 2016. It is the first Windows 10 Galaxy device (in last few years, Samsung used the ATIV brand for Windows tablets) and one of the most attractive Tablet PC announced in Las Vegas this year.
Ultra-thin (only 6.3 mm) and ultra-light (693 grams without the cover keyboard) the new Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is designed to be used in extreme mobility. The 12-inch screen (2160×1440) uses Samsung’s patented Super AMOLED technology – a very first time for a Windows device – to allows a never-seen-before image quality and perfect colors. The screen comes with a ten-fingers capacitive multitouch but also with a mysterious active digitizer: Samsung cited the optional availability of a “Bluetooth Pen“, but Samsung is an active stockholder of Wacom and all the pen-enabled Samsung devices uses Wacom EMR technology.
From a connectivity point of view, the extreme thickness of the devices can’t allows the presence of full-size USB ports, but the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S has just a USB-C for data and charging and a single 3.5 mm audio jack. Very advanced is the wireless connectivity that support 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and, for the first time in a Windows tablet, LTE Cat6 WWAN for the fastest and most advanced mobile experience.
The USB-C AC adapter allows to fully charge Galaxy TabPro S’s battery in just 2.5 hours, and the last-generation Intel Core M offers up to 10.5 hours of battery life and a totally fanless chassis.
The full datasheet shows:
- Intel Core m3-6Y30 (up to 2.2 GHz)
- Intel HD515 Graphics
- 12-inch (2160×1440) Super AMOLED display
- Active digitizer
- 4 GB of RAM
- 128 or 256 GB SSD
- Dual webcam (5.0 MP)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1
- Optional 4G/LTE-A WWAN
- USB-C, audio combo
- GPS, GLONASS
- 5200 mAh, 39 Wh internal battery
- Dimensions: 290.3 x 198.8 x 6.3 mm
- Weight: 696 grams
- Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
The Galaxy TabPro S comes with a very particular keyboard cover, that allows to use the tablet as a notebook.
The new Galaxy TabPro S will be available globally, in black or white, starting from February 2016. Samsung has not mentioned any details on pricing, but we can expect a $999 (or higher) starting price.