During Samsung's CES press conference the company announced a brand new 2-in-1 tablet. While it was initially thought to be an Android tablet to take on the likes of the Pixel C and the iPad Pro, it turns out that the TabPro S is really a full blown Windows 10 convertible tablet. Below are its specs.

  Galaxy TabPro S
SoC Intel Core m3
RAM 4GB
NAND 128/256GB SSD
Display 12" 2160x1440 AMOLED
Dimensions 290.3mm x 198.8mm x 6.3mm; 693g
Camera 5MP Rear Facing
5MP Front Facing
Battery 5200 mAh (39.5Wh)
OS Windows 10 Home/Pro
Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GNSS, Micro USB 2.0
Network 2G / 3G / 4G LTE Category 6

Since the TabPro S is larger than the average tablet and runs a full version of Windows, we're looking at different specifications than one would typically find in an Android device. On top of that, Samsung is able to source components from their different child companies, allowing for features that don't exist on many other tablets.

Internally, the TabPro S is powered by Intel's Core m3 CPU, which is a Skylake-Y part. That CPU is paired with 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB or 256GB SSD. Samsung actually advertises it as an SSD, and given its size it's probably safe to assume that we're looking at an actual SSD rather than an eMMC solution.

The TabPro S uses a 12" 2160x1440 AMOLED display. The prospect of a Samsung tablet with an AMOLED display running Windows interests me greatly, because it opens up the possibility of manual calibration and different gamma targets like BT. 1886 which would greatly improve the movie watching experience.

Like many of the productivity focused tablets that have launched recently, the TabPro S includes support for a keyboard and a digital pen. The keyboard connects to the tablet directly using pogo pins, while the pen works over Bluetooth. In addition to those accessories, there will also be an adapter that allows for the connection of USB Type A, Type C, and HDMI devices.

The Galaxy TabPro S will be launching this February in both white and blue. The keyboard cover and Bluetooth pen will be available separately. Pricing for the TabPro S and accessories is currently unknown.

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  • Tams80 - Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - link

    "t. While it was initially thought to be an Android tablet to take on the likes of the Pixel C and the iPad Pro".

    If you'd been paying intention to the convertible community, you'd have known it was expected to be a Windows machine.
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  • OEMG - Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - link

    This would be a total waste if they put Android instead.

    It's screen size and resolution is notable in that it's exactly the same as the SP3. It's very good that others are following MS's lead on 3:2, more generally taller screens.
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  • RdVi - Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - link

    So glad that it is 3:2. If the price with the pen is lower than a core M SP4 I might be tempted to go for this. I love OLED and really want to see it enter more markets/come down in price asap. Of course the SP4 has an amazing screen and is very well rounded, so unless this reviews very well on all aspects (pen included) then being a little cheaper may not be enough.

    I just hope that this and the lenovo X1 yogo being OLED tempt MS to go the same direction for the SP5. I guess the market will see how these two products fare.
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  • lilmoe - Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - link

    In the chart you say it has Micro USB, it's actually a Type C connector. Reply
  • SeannyB - Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - link

    "The prospect of a Samsung tablet with an AMOLED display running Windows interests me greatly, because it opens up the possibility of manual calibration and different gamma targets..."

    That is, if the thing isn't going to be pre-calibrated in hardware to sRGB or whatever. If we're getting the naked Samsung AMOLED gamut out of it, it'd be fascinating to profile exactly what that is.
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  • ET - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - link

    The height of naming. There's a Galaxy Tab Pro, a Galaxy Tab S, and a Galaxy TabPro S, which uses Windows. I'm sure users won't be confused. Reply
  • digiguy - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - link

    This is a direct competitor to the $899 Surface pro 3 M3, with some advantages and disadvantages. It's lighter, at 693gr, has a LTE option and can be had with 256GB SSD. But has no kickstand. The keyboard is more SP3 like than SP4 like, but the trackpad is more similar to SP4. Also it has a USB 3.1 type C, which can be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on the point of view. The bluetooth pen it to be tested, but I am not that convinced. Pricing will be crucial. If this can be had with the keyboard cover, the pen and 4g, and maybe even 256GB at $899 it might be quite compelling. Reply
  • digiguy - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - link

    Sorry, meant Surface pro 4 M3 Reply
  • digiguy - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - link

    to be added to the advantages of the TabPro S, the Superamoled screen and the integration with Galaxy devices, as shown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQLqz2sjFo Reply
  • jjj - Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - link

    PC makers just can't figure out the difference between a tablet and a laptop.
    Ok netbook though, at 200$ lol
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