If Samsung has not yet scared you away with its recent indiscretions, the new NotePRO 12.2 can be pre-ordered in the UK. You won't even have to wait very long for this stylus-friendly monster to ship. Samsung expects the NotePro (Samsung usually leaves the screen size off) to hop a truck to your home on February 4th.

2014-01-28 17_53_39-Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 (Wi-Fi) _ Online Shop UK

The NotePro is very similar to the previously announced 2014 version of the Note 10.1, except for the size, of course. It's a high-end device with a price to match. What does £649 ($1075) get you?

  • Processor: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore  + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
  • Display: 12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD w/S Pen
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Camera: 8MP (rear) w/ LED, 2MP (front)
  • Storage: 32/64GB plus microSD
  • Dimension / Weight: 295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm, 750g (WiFi version)
  • Battery: 9500mAh
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 and 5GHz

That's a lot to spend on a tablet, but Samsung is really the only game in town if you want a big Android slate with a good stylus.

[Samsung UK, Samsung Twitter]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Sean Lumly

    I think I would be more interested in this type of a product if there was professional-grade art software available for Android. Even something with the feature set of Gimp or Inkscape would make this very appealing.

    • Sergii Pylypenko

      Both GIMP and Inkscape are available for Android, if you can live with low framerate and Linux desktop emulation: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.gimp.inkscape

    • evertjr

      thats why I choose an iPad instead. As much as I love Android it just does not have good apps on tablets, not even close to iOS... Just look at apps like Procreate... I just dont get why the developer don't even consider an Android version.

      • Sean Lumly

        I agree. And tablets like this have the advantage of having a digitizer, which would make them very powerful art creation/editing workstations that could rival low-end desktop setups. But the software is sorely lacking.

      • Frank Lopez

        Yeah I am the same way. I love android and my nexus 5 but in tablet form a lot to be desired. Buying into the tablet android world at 500+ feels like im wasting my money and a half ass experience.

    • Bob Hart

      Paint Splash
      Fresco Paint Pro
      Sketchbook Pro

      • NGagen

        ArtFlow is my favorite

  • Bob Hart

    There's been a 12 day special event going on in Samsung's home country since January 22nd where the first 500 that order a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 will get, free,the Samsung cover and the Samsung bluetooth speaker.

    The Note Pro 12.2 is about $200 more than the Note 10.1 2014 in Seoul

    • Himmat Singh

      Any idea about the Tab Pro 8/10/12 pricing?

    • Bob Hart

      The 1st 500 buyers will also get a free Samsung Game Pad

      EI-GP20HNBKG besides the EF-BP900B cover and EO-SB330 Bluetooth speaker

  • Eddy Jones

    I've got the Note 10.1 2014 edition 32 GB and I'm very happy with it cost me $599.99 US. To be honest with you I don't see anything in the specs on the Note 12 outside of its size that a big enough difference to substantiate a price increase of $476.00

    • Himmat Singh

      But I think the size itself adds a whole new dimension. 12'' is considerably larger than 10''. Samsung is touting FOUR simultaneous windows as opposed to two in the 10'' tabs. For content creators with the stylus, this could really be something worth getting. But yeah, it's a very niche product indeed.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

        Content creators would most likely go for a Surface Pro rather than a Galaxy Tab. I know I would.

    • Anavil

      I also got the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition and I think it's a better size for me. Also the new touchwiz seems weird.

  • Chris P

    Sorry, what?
    That's like NZ$1300. Screw. That. Noise.

    • Doreen Steven


      ✚✚✚ ✚𐠔✚✚ ✚✚𐠚✚✚ ✚✚✚ ✚✚✚Even something with the feature set of Gimp or Inkscape would make this very appealing.

    • Telefunken

      That will (should, anyway) include UK tax ("VAT") at 20%,

      • Chris P

        Fair point. Without VAT, it's £520 or so, about NZ$1040. Assuming that's the price, we add GST (15%) and it's just shy of $1200. Even then, I don't think I'd pay more than $800 for a tablet unless it did something truly amazing. The Note 3 was $1200 on release here, too. A four digit price tag on an Android (or iOS or WinRT) device is more than enough to put me off. :/

  • Wazzifer

    Damn you Samsung, I was gonna put my money in your pocket. I am assuming this will be around $800 in the US. Bummer.

    • Arthur

      Its called an investment and it wotrh every penny and if I've had hot bought old Note 10.1 pro I would definitely go for Note 10.1 pro not for the price but because its a bit too big for me so its probably best tablet at the moment

      • Wazzifer

        What in the hell are you talking about? There's no "10.1 pro". If you mean the 2014 Note 10.1 is a good investment, you got to be out of your mind. That thing was/STILL laggy as shit and the quality is awful (loose speaker grills, busted bezels, etc.). If this will be over $700 I will stick to my original 10.1 and be happy. They ruined Multi window with the new 2014 version anyway.

  • Himmat Singh

    Extrapolating from this, I think the base version of the Tab Pro 10.1 would be 500 GBP. Not really enticing at that price-point. Plus, performance conscious folks will realize this is not the superior Snapdragon 800 variant.

  • Jeffrey Tuttle

    $1000.00 bucks, no thanks

  • fredric

    Interest killed successfully.

  • paxmos

    I could see a big line for this!!!

  • AbbyZFresh

    Damn UK.

  • SetiroN


  • Frank Lopez

    Hardware is OK not for that price. Also android is just not tablet friendly still. No matter what samsung tries when your favorite app is running a stretched phone version of the app on a tablet it kills the experience.

    • Himmat Singh

      Samsung is actually doing something really good with their multi-window. Also, most apps these days already have tablet optimized versions, so I'm not sure what you're on about.

  • Aooga