Samsung Prepping Huge Galaxy Note Pro for UK Pre-orders

Samsung had a massive booth at CES 2014 and with good reason. The company arrived in Las Vegas with a host of new products, covering everything from washers to TVs. Among them was the Galaxy Note Pro, the largest device in Samsung's Galaxy Note line. Unfortunately, Samsung wasn't able to tell us when this device would launch in the UK.

 

Luckily, it seems we don't have to wait too long to see it in stores. According to CNet UK, the tablet will be available for pre-order in the United Kingdom starting Tuesday. Interested parties can hit up Samsung UK's website and the first 300 to order will apparently also get a free gamepad for their troubles.

Given the original Galaxy Note pushed the boundaries of phone screen sizes, it makes sense that the Note Pro does the same for tablets. With its 12.2-inch WQXGA 16:10 display, the Note Pro is truly massive. On the hardware side of things you’re looking at either a Snapdragon 800 or a Samsung Exynos 5 (the former is for LTE, the latter for WiFi and 3G), an 8-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel lens up front, 3 GB of RAM, up to 63 GB of storage, and S Pen support.

The device runs on Android 4.4 with Samsung’s own Magazine UX on top. Magazine UX is optimized for larger screen real estate and includes a dashboard with automatic news feed or updates and Multi Window, which allows you to open four windows at once by splitting the screen into four separate panels. 

We'll keep you posted on pricing and official release date.

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  • czar1020
    Maybe I'm just a pansy but I thought the 10" was plenty large, it seems to a bit too big for anything I would want/need it for.
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  • mman74
    czar, I'm not saying you are wrong but I used to get funny stares and laughs when I first got my Note 1. Now 5+" phones are everywhere.
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  • JMcEntegart
    Anonymous said:
    Maybe I'm just a pansy but I thought the 10" was plenty large, it seems to a bit too big for anything I would want/need it for.


    Anonymous said:
    czar, I'm not saying you are wrong but I used to get funny stares and laughs when I first got my Note 1. Now 5+" phones are everywhere.


    Oh man, same. The Ascend Mate launched at CES 2013 and I thought it was absolutely ridiculous. Ascend Mate 2 (same screen size!) comes one year later and it looks completely normal.

    12.2 inches is big, but it didn't feel overly awkward when we played with it at CES. I don't know what I would use it for, but there you go...
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