Samsung to launch new Galaxy Tab Pro and Galaxy Note Pro tablets in Q1 2014

Samsung’s tablet plans for Q1 2014 continue to take shape courtesy of additional rumours. As reported earlier, four tablets are planned and SamMobile‘s sources have now come through with additional details including device names.

The entry-level Galaxy Tab 3 Lite appears to be a near certainty at this point in time. Available in both Wi-Fi (SM-T110) and 3G (SM-T111) variants in a single colour (creamy white), it is expected to sell as low as €100 (about CA$145). We can also expect Samsung to launch its 12.2-inch tablet as the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (SM-P900 and SM-P905) as the high-end device likely aimed at business and professional customers. Between these two bookend tablets, we can also expect to see the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (SM-T320 and SM-T325), and Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (SM-T520 and SM-T525).

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2’s specifications have been the topic of earlier rumours. We can expect it to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 12.2-inch WQXGA (2560×1600) display, an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. All in all, it should be very similar to the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) which Samsung unveiled in September at IFA 2013.

Less is known about both Galaxy Tab Pro models but they will come with 16GB of onboard storage. Whether these sport AMOLED displays remains to be seen.

All three Pro models will come in both Wi-Fi and LTE variants as well as either black or white.

All four devices should be out by the end of March. The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite could launch in time for CES 2014. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 shoud follow in mid-February (week 6) with the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 to follow a week later. Needless to say, these launch dates may still change a bit and will certainly vary by market as well.

As for the rumoured 13.3-inch tablet with dual-boot capabilities, it remains to be seen if we will see it in Q1 2014. If we do, it may launch as an ATIV tablet given its support for Windows.

Source : SamMobile