Samsung working on Windows-powered Galaxy TabPRO S: a Surface Pro 4 competitor?


So far, Samsung's Galaxy line of devices (both phones and tablets) has been reserved for its Android-powered stuff, with the ATIV line being where all the Windows action takes place. That may change very soon, as underground mobile star Evan Blass (@evleaks) just posted a new tweet with images of a Windows-powered tablet he claims will be called "Galaxy TabPRO S". A tablet matching the description was spotted in the news just a few days ago, when a Samsung SM-W700 appeared in the Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance databases. The tablet in question was rumored to have a display diagonal of 12 inches.

The images @evleaks has now shared reveal a more or less standard Samsung design in black and white, with a thin profile and all physical buttons situated around the sides, as with previous Samsung tablets. The standout feature here appears to be a keyboard dock with a touchpad – something users are going to appreciate when working with Windows 10. Besides the 12" display of high resolution, it's also speculated that a Core M processor will be used to power the tablet.

One way we can see this Galaxy-branded Windows tablet happening is if it offers Windows and Android as dual-boot options, but we'll see about that. With Samsung's CES 2016 keynote beginning in a few hours from now, we wouldn't be surprised if the Galaxy TabPRO S gets announced there. If that happens to be the case, stay tuned for our first impressions of the new 'pro'-level tablet, which Samsung will probably use to compete against both the mighty Surface Pro 4 (starts at $899), and the iPad Pro (starts at $799). Having in mind the prices of these two, we'd presume the TabPRO S' starting price won't be much lower than $799, if at all.


source: @evleaks

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10 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Me too!

2. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

I'm seriously going to consider buying this if it can run both Android and Windows.

4. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

If the specs are good enough and the price is right, I would consider buying one running either Windows or Android.

25. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Windows will be enough for me.

3. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Looks good. Seems like it has Auto brightness or maybe Windows Hello?

10. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Hopefully both. Looks like there's no kickstand. Good if it here isn't, that's the one thing that keeps the Surface Pro line from actually replacing a laptop (Surface Book not included, of course.) Not sure why so many manufacturers are utilizing the tablet-mounted kickstand. ASUS has been including hinges in their keyboard-attachments for years.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

White is not a good color for a computer. They should mix it up a bit.

6. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

I expected a Galaxy S6 design, still I hope it's presented in a few hours, waiting for it!

14. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Wow a proper Intel CPU! Will be more pro than the iPad!

24. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Competition is good.

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