It’s not like Samsung to put off commercial launches of announced high-end devices for no reason, so quite predictably, the recently unveiled Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 has gone up for pre-order on British shores. As for the actual release, it’s not far down the line: February 4.
Now for the unpleasant part of today’s report: pricing. The 12-incher, whose actual official moniker is NotePRO 12.2, costs £649. No 4G LTE module included. That’s roughly $1,075, and, while the American price tag should shift considerably south of that (probably, to around $750 or so), we can’t help but feel sorry for our UK-based readers and friends.
I mean, north of 1,000 bucks? Preposterous. And the perk of scoring a free Gamepad, regularly worth £59 ($98), with each purchase is hardly any comfort. Again, you’re looking at a Wi-Fi only tab here. True, a cutting-edge slab of silicon, with S Pen support, 2,560 x 1,600 pix res display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 3 GB RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, you name it, but a non-cellular-capable gizmo nevertheless.
Oh, and if you’re wondering, no, there are no still no ETAs for the US, though it’s becoming increasingly likely the Note Pro 12.2 is to land stateside by February’s end. Early March, at the latest. Just be sure to keep the piggy banks intact.
Via [Samsung UK]