Samsung unveils Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Samsung’s Galaxy Note range already includes the 5.7 inch versions of Note 3, Note 8.0 and Note 10.1, and now a new model is part of the series: the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

The device weighs in at 1.66 lbs and features a 2560×1600 pixel display at 247 ppi. Engadget has provided a hands on with the tablet and concluded that it “simply isn’t designed for optimal portability.”

The report also noted that it isn’t very comfortable to hold.

Other specs include a 9.5000 mAh battery, a 8 MP rear camera and a 2MP front one and Bluetooth 4.0.

The review by Engadget reads: “First, let’s discuss the key specs. With a larger Note comes an even larger 9,500mAh battery, an 8MP rear camera paired with a 2MP front camera, “super clear” WQXGA LCD panel, IR support, dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0. The LTE model promises support for 800/900/1800/2100/2600+850, while you’ll get quad-band HSPA+ (with a max of 21Mbps).

The Note Pro 12.2 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, but the user experience is drastically different than any Note we’ve played with before. Instead of being graced with a standard Android/TouchWiz home screen panel when pressing the home hardware button, you get whisked away to a new interface lovingly called Magazine UX. This experience consists of three separate customizeable screen panels: one for your office/workspace, another for personal use and a last one that handles your social networks and media.”

There are two 12.2-inch variants of the 12.2-inch tablet: the GalaxyNotePro with S Pen functionality, and the Galaxy TabPro.

A hands-on video of the devices has been posted online by The Verge.