Samsung Introduces 12.2" Galaxy Tablets Ahead of Rumored iPad Pro Introduction

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Some analysts expect Apple to introduce a larger "iPad Pro" later this fall, but Samsung has beaten them to the punch. The Korean firm today announced a pair of 12.2" Galaxy tablets running Android.

    Engadget got a hands on with the 12.1-inch Galaxy NotePro, noting that it "simply isn't designed for optimal portability" and that it is awkward to hold for long periods of time. Weighing in at 1.66 lbs with a 2560x1600 pixel display at 247 ppi, the device is significantly larger than the iPad Air.
    The Verge also has a hands-on video with the new tablets:

    There are two 12.2-inch variants -- the GalaxyNotePro which includes Samsung's S Pen functionality, and the Galaxy TabPro which does not -- though both include custom Samsung software and firmware. It will come in LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi-only variants and is expected to launch later this quarter. Pricing is not yet available.

    Along with the 12.2-inch devices, Samsung introduced several other new Galaxy TabPro tablets, in 10.1- and 8.4-inch variations.

    Article Link: Samsung Introduces 12.2" Galaxy Tablets Ahead of Rumored iPad Pro Introduction
  2. sazivad macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    New Jersey
    Preemptive damage control.

    I don't think anyone doubts that Samsung would almost definitely have not released this, were it not for the iPad Pro rumors.
  3. needfx macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
  4. SilverL macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    This is the manufacturer version of "First!"

    And we all know how that goes down.
  5. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    Samsung's strategy in mobile electronics can be summed up in three ways:

    1) Try and see what Apple has in the pipeline and get it out before they do

    2) Introduce 50 different size variations of basically the same thing and see which sticks

    3) Develop gimmicky software features to distinguish products from the other me-too products in the market
  6. r.harris1 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Samsung released the iPad Pro?:)
  7. MacHumors macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2013
    A Kind of Alaska
  8. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    lol... so pathetic.

    But I do love Samsung TVs and they are the only Samsung product I own lol.
  9. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

    Old Muley

    Jan 6, 2009
    Titletown USA
    Quick, let's tell Samsung that Apple is producing a 3-wheeled, two person car that is powered by sunshine and rainbows. I'd love to see what they come up with.
  10. maxwelltech macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2011
    Irvine, CA, USA
  11. peterh988 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2011
    I'm still convinced that iPad Pro and iWatch, etc, are all huge trolls by Apple precisely to get Samsung scrambling to release a sub-standard product in the race to claim "First!"

    ToasterFridge next!
  12. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    We should spread the rumor that Apple is planing on releasing a diamond-encrusted iPhone and hope that Samsung actually builds it and goes bankrupt. :D
  13. stark93 macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2012
    It's just so they can say "We were first".

    Lets go iPad Pro!!! :)
  14. Aragornii macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    There is a line between what is convenient to hold in your hands for moderate periods of time, and what is more convenient to rest on your laptop or a desktop. I can only imagine 12.2" sits on the other side of that line for a majority of users.
  15. sazivad macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    New Jersey
    Dude. My phone can be a mother****ing TV remote.

    I don't know why anyone would buy an iPhone when you can get the clearly superior Samsung™ Galaxy® 4G LTE™ Snapdragon™ NFC© Quad-Core® PenTile™ 128 GB, now with TV Remote Plus.™
  16. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    am i the only one who doesn't see why one would need a bigger screen? the regular iPad is more than enough for most apps, unless it was able to multitask i don't see the purpose.
  17. JarScott macrumors 68030


    May 19, 2011
    Leicestershire, UK
    Int. Samsung HQ: "Hey boss, there's rumours that Apple are gonna make a 12" 'iPad Pro' this year"..."Well, then, we'll do it first. We'll call it...ummmmm...Galaxy Tab 12.2. You guys can have that released in like a week, right? Ignore basic functionality and effort."
  18. texasguy macrumors newbie


    Jun 28, 2007
    As Bette Midler once said...

    Why bother? Messy interface, too heavy, and certainly not ready for prime time. IMHO.
  19. darkslide29 macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2011
    San Francisco, California
    Given the initial impressions, I really believe Samsung got baited into releasing this product based on the rumor. Same as the iWatch rumors, they wanted to beat Apple to the punch to show they don't always copy, and failed to truly wow.
    They are better off releasing things when they are clearly copying, when they have a nice Apple product to base it off of.

    On a more serious note, I imagine this tablet is 16:9, and wonder how a similarly sized iPad in 4:3 aspect would compare and affect usability.
  20. thaifood macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    I still think the 12 inch display will be for a Macbook Air Retina
  21. zone23 macrumors 65832

    May 10, 2012
    Sounds cool except it still runs Android, did they fix that yet?
  22. iSRS macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2010
    The Air in the picture shows you how Apple will get there, if the do. It will be considerably smaller than the GTab 12.2
  23. Technarchy macrumors 603


    May 21, 2012
  24. dylin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2010
    I agree.

    Not that i hate samsung in any way. I used to own the first Galaxy S phone on T-mobile, and i currently own a galaxy tab 2 7.0. I think samsung just wants to be first to see if they can grab the market with these tablets, but there are so many tablets already out there and so many people already own one, i don't know why they would give up their current tablet for these "pro" ones.

    I will say that out of those tablets mentioned, the 8.4 one would probably make me a happy camper,

    if i got it for free.
  25. Plutonius macrumors 603


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire

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