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CES 2014: Samsung unveils four large screen Galaxy tablets

Samsung has launched a line of large-screened devices under the Galaxy banner that are aiming to capture a slice of the lucrative professional and enterprise sectors.

The Korean firm unveiled four new tablets that have screen sizes ranging from as small as 8.4in to as high as 12.2in and will be known as either the Galaxy NotePRO or Galaxy TabPRO depending on the model.

"We created this new series to kick-off a year in which Samsung truly establishes its leadership in the tablet market," said J.K. Shin, CEO and president of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung, according to The Hindu.

The Galaxy TabPRO will come in three different sizes – 8.4in, 10.1in and 12.2in – with the Galaxy NotePRO coming in the largest 12.2in variation and it will let Samsung target a gap between tablets and laptops.

Each of the tablets will benefit from a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel display as well as the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat, an 8-megapixel snapper together with a 2-megapixel one on the front, and tablets coming in both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE configurations.

All three of the Galaxy TabPRO Wi-Fi variants are powered by a 1.9GHz Exynos 5 Octa chipset and the LTE version has a powerful 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip. The 12.2in edition includes 3GB of RAM in addition to either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot for additional expansion. Meanwhile Samsung has packed the 10.1in and 8.4in versions with 2GB of RAM and the two have storage options of 16GB and 32GB.

Battery size also differs across the three tablets with the 8.4in tablet including a 4,800mAh battery, the 10.1in version benefiting from an 8,220mAh and the larger 12.1in tablet running off a 9,500mAh battery.

The Galaxy NotePRO, meanwhile, has the exact same specification as the Galaxy TabPRO 12.1in with the addition of an S Pen. It’s expected that Samsung will release the devices by March at the latest with the company’s CES stand displaying the tablets for the duration of the conference.