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Samsung Android tablets reportedly going ‘Pro,’ cheap ‘Lite’ next year

Updated Dec 20th, 2013 5:44AM EST
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, Tab Pro

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Samsung will reportedly launch a variety of new Android tablets in the first quarter of 2014, including models that will get the “Pro” moniker, if Sam Mobile’s insider is to be believed. The company is working on three such Pro tablets that will be part of two families, the Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Note, as follows: 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab Pro (SM-T320/T325), 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab Pro (SM-T520/T525), 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (SM-P900/P905). A “Lite” tablet is also apparently in the works, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (SM-T110/T111).

The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will sell for under €100 (around $136), the same report says, and will launch in the second week of 2014 (January 6-12). The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Galaxy Note 12.2 will launch in week six (February 3-9) followed by the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 a week later. All these tablets will be available in Wi-Fi and cellular versions, although the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will be the only one not to offer LTE support. The Pro tablets will launch in black and white variants and will have at least 16GB of storage – of them, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 will have 32GB of memory out of the box.

Apple is also rumored to be working on an iPad Pro version of its own, a 12.9-inch tablet, which appears to already have a challenger from Samsung. Images showing these rumored Samsung devices and other details about this upcoming line of Android tablets aren’t available at this time, and the product names and launch windows listed by Sam Mobile are not official yet.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

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