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Samsung's 12-inch Galaxy Note Pro Gets Priced in the UK

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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.

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    jverducci , January 29, 2014 11:47 AM
    "Then again, this isn't your average tablet."Really? Over $1000 for a wifi only version? Apple's iPad Air with LTE is even cheaper and they're APPLE! That is truly an absurd price. Is this really worth that much more than the 10 inch version? What extra features does this overpriced 12 inch glass slab have over the Galaxy Note 10.1, Magazine UX? So this extra feature alone is going to cost consumers hundreds of extra dollars along with 2 extra inches? What about the resolution or ppi? This is not a good direction to be headed in.
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    kensingtron , January 29, 2014 12:41 PM
    Early adopters will always pay a premium. Typically the price will drop 15% 4-6 weeks after launch.
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    w8gaming , January 29, 2014 2:52 PM
    Samsung sure love to experiment. But selling at premium ultrabook price range and yet storage is 64GB? It will probably sell worse than iPad 128GB.
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    killerclick , January 29, 2014 2:55 PM
    I'm guessing they're predicting low volumes so price per unit has to be higher. Basically, a nerd tax is being levied on top of the usual EU taxes.
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    icemunk , January 29, 2014 3:22 PM
    Nice markup - I'm sure Samsung will be making about $700 profit per tablet at this price
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    Lemmiwink , January 29, 2014 10:04 PM
    It looks like a nice tablet, but it is just another android tablet at the end of the day. I bought Galaxy Note 10.1 and quickly realized Android tablets does not even come close to the iPad for school, work etc. Got me an iPad Air instead and it did replace my laptop for University, the Note is being used for browsing. And not much else.
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    Guthwulf , January 30, 2014 2:21 AM
    Hmm bloody stupid pricing. I was slooking forward to this one hitting the UK, but not now!. Having used an 3g connected ipad for the last 3 years I've finally getting sick and tired of the walled garden crap getting in the way of actually being able to do some work. I was hoping the the larger note would be a welcome android alternative but god knows how much the 3g/lte version will be if the wifi version already breaks the bank.
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    abimocorde , January 30, 2014 4:34 AM
    Quote:
    "Then again, this isn't your average tablet."Really? Over $1000 for a wifi only version? Apple's iPad Air with LTE is even cheaper and they're APPLE! That is truly an absurd price. Is this really worth that much more than the 10 inch version? What extra features does this overpriced 12 inch glass slab have over the Galaxy Note 10.1, Magazine UX? So this extra feature alone is going to cost consumers hundreds of extra dollars along with 2 extra inches? What about the resolution or ppi? This is not a good direction to be headed in.
    Quote:
    "Then again, this isn't your average tablet."Really? Over $1000 for a wifi only version? Apple's iPad Air with LTE is even cheaper and they're APPLE! That is truly an absurd price. Is this really worth that much more than the 10 inch version? What extra features does this overpriced 12 inch glass slab have over the Galaxy Note 10.1, Magazine UX? So this extra feature alone is going to cost consumers hundreds of extra dollars along with 2 extra inches? What about the resolution or ppi? This is not a good direction to be headed in.
    Since when being "apple" means anything? Wait for the full specs before saing anything like that.
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    W Lam , January 30, 2014 7:40 AM
    Samsung's pricing policy is boiling my blood. A 12" tablet at £649 - are they making fun of their customers?I have been interested in the Samsung Note 10.1 2014, but even that is so expensive and it is limiting as they do not include 3G/4G. So much money, but you don't get a complete package.I am fed up waiting for Samsung and I am going to buy something else....
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    tomc100 , January 30, 2014 7:41 AM
    I was planning on getting this but now I'll just settle for the Sony flip 15 which is basically a laptop that converts into a tablet. If you're going to jack up the price above $1000 then just get a laptop which will give you everything you need and more.
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    MajorH , January 31, 2014 9:51 AM
    "With a 12.2-inch WQXGA for a Snapdragon 800 (or a Samsung Exynos 5 for the LTE model)"I believe this is the other way around. The snapdragon is only on the LTE Model, if I'm not mistaken.