South Korean tech giants, Samsung, at its pre-CES 2016 press conference, announced the launch of its 2-in-1 Samsung Galaxy TabPro S a Windows 10 tablet.
The device can be likened to an Android tablet running Windows 10 and will be taking on Google’s Pixel C, Apple’s iPad Pro, and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4. The tablet runs a choice of Windows 10 Home/ Pro and offers top-of-the-line hardware specifications
The TabPro S is similar to Microsoft’s own Surface line- as it comes with a detachable keyboard case and also supports stylus, which is purchased separately. It is also lighter and thinner, measuring 290.3 x 198.8 x 6.3 mm and weighs 693 grams.
The highlight of the tablet is unsurprisingly its Super AMOLED display. The 2-in-1 tablet sports a 12-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1440.
The tablet doesn’t have a fingerprint or iris scanner, but one can use the phone’s scanner to authenticate and log into Windows. Aside from that, the software is standard Windows 10, without any interface customizations.
The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is powered by an Intel Core m3 processor and 4GB of RAM. The device also comes with an enormous 128GB and 256GB SSD for storage. It also comes equipped with GPS and NFC chips.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S include a 5-megapixel rear-camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, and a 5200mAh battery powering the device.
On the connectivity front, the flagship tab supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1.
With the TabPro S, Samsung offers an optional port hub with HDMI and USB Type-A and Type-C ports to expand the lone USB Type-C port.
However the design is closer to what’s normally associated with Android tablets instead of full Windows PCs.
Samsung is also touting the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S LTE version, which offers 4G LTE Category 6 connectivity, apart from 3G and 2G.
Pricing hasn’t been announced but the flagship device will launch globally in February 2016.