A big screen and a price tag to match.
Yesterday we reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, the company's largest Note device to date, would be up for pre-order in the United Kingdom this week. Samsung UK has indeed opened up pre-orders on the device with the intention of releasing it officially in a few weeks' time. Pricing for the device is still rather up in the air, as Samsung is only offering the WiFi version at the moment. If that's what you're after, it'll set you back £649 or $1079 by today's exchange rates.
Though it's not necessarily fair, it's very common that UK consumers will get the short end of the stick when it comes to the cost of new electronics. Unfortunately, if European pricing is anything to go by, odds don't look so good for the rest of the world either. Earlier this month, reported European pricing for the Galaxy Note Pro ranged from €749 to just under €1000 depending on the country and retailer. The LTE model was over €1000 without a contract. That's a spread of $1140 to well over $1500 for this device by direct conversion.
Though we (obviously) have to wait to hear official pricing from Samsung for the U.S. market, it's safe to say this product won't be cheap. Then again, this isn't your average tablet. With a 12.2-inch WQXGA for a Snapdragon 800 (or a Samsung Exynos 5 for the LTE model), an 8-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel lens up front, 3 GB of RAM, up to 63 GB of storage, S Pen support and Samsung's brand new Magazine UX, the Galaxy Note Pro is very different from any other tablet we've seen thus far. But will people balk at the price of this Android tablet?
Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro is out on February 4 in the UK. Samsung has not yet discussed international release dates or pricing.