The number of offerings in the tablet segment from Samsung has made the company work keen on improving its brand image.
The company has come up with the Tab Pro segment, which will only feature high-end tablets that are designed to compete against the best in the industry. There are going to be two major models in this segment and they will primarily be separated by the screen size. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and the Tab Pro 10.1 are key products for Samsung going into 2014.
Samsung has tried to increase the premium feel of the device by using higher quality materials in recent years. This philosophy has been upgraded to the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 as well. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is vastly different from the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 because it offers an iPad like stance with its design that is almost square. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, meanwhile, uses the traditional widescreen format that has been popular with all tablets from Samsung and other companies.
The screen size is the major differentiating aspects of the two tablets, but there are also several features that are similar between the two models. One them is the resolution, which is the same 2560 x 1600 pixels. However, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 manages to offer a slightly better detail on this display due to the smaller screen size. The Super clear LCD technologies used to minimize glare when the phone is used in direct sunlight.
Samsung has always relied upon the Super AMOLED technology for its high-end devices, but the case of the Galaxy Tab Pro devices is unique indeed.
Like the screen resolution, the two devices come with 16 GB and 32 GB memory offerings internally. This is in addition to the 2 GB of RAM present in both models. Apart from having a lot of the apps that come inbuilt with the Android operating system, Samsung will also be providing a lot of apps that constantly run in the background. The 2 GB of RAM ensures that the performance remains adequate even with a lot of load.
This is an area where the two tablets witness a massive shift in philosophy. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 uses the highly popular Snapdragon processor, which is only four cores, against the Exynos unit in the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. The processor used in the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is also octa-core. Hence, there is expected to be a significant boost in performance when all eight cores are running in the background. The tablet does not run on the cores at the same time when it is not needed so as to preserve battery life.
The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 comes with a smaller 4800 mAh battery while the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 uses a very powerful 8220 mAh unit.
For the same memory of 16 GB, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 will be available for $ 350, while the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 will cost $ 420.