At CES 2016, Samsung announced the Galaxy TabPro S, a Windows 10 tablet that resembles Microsoft’s Surface hybrid with a detachable keyboard and stylus.
If Microsoft holds the title of creating the new hybrid category with the Surface devices, Samsung claims to have re-imagined the concept. The Korean manufacturer announced the Galaxy TabPro S that’s the first Windows tablet from Samsung in quite long time.
The Galaxy TabPro S is super thin at just 6.3 mm – lesser than Surface Pro 4 – and light at only 693 grams. The tablet looks like the Surface line, but with limited expansion and ports compared to Microsoft’s hybrid device. Moreover, there’s a magnetic keyboard cover, adjustable to two angles and unlike other tablets, it will be bundled with the tab.
Under the hood, the TabPro S packs in 12-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution. Powering of the tablet is Intel’s 6th-gen Core M processor (Dual Core 2.2GHz) along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage options.
With all standard connectivity options like its Android counterpart, the TabPro S features a USB Type-C and supports fast charging. With 5,200 mAh battery, the tablet is claimed to offer about 10 hours of battery life.
In accessories, Samsung has also showed off an optional port hub with HDMI and USB Type-A and Type-C ports to expand the TabPro S connectivity. There’s also an optional Bluetooth pen as well.
The Samsung Tab Pro S will be available in Wi-Fi and LTE variants in the US starting February, while prices will be announced closer to the launch date.