Of the Big Four American carriers, AT&T has the best selection of Android tablets available... which, admittedly, isn't saying much. Today their shallow ranks get bolstered by two new Samsung tablets, one in the original Galaxy Tab line (which is now the de facto budget option) and one in the new Pro series. The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 will be available on the carrier starting this Friday, June 6th.
The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is currently the biggest and baddest product in Samsung's entire mobile lineup. As the name implies, it's a 12.2-inch tablet with Sammy's usual Note accoutrements, including a screen with a Wacom digitizer and an included S-Pen stylus. The specs are undeniably high-end, with a 2560x1600 screen, 3GB of RAM, USB 3.0, a massive 9,500mAh battery, an 8MP rear camera with flash, 32GB of storage, and Android 4.4 under Samsung's skin and Note apps. The processor on AT&T's model is a 2.3Ghz quad-core chip, probably a Snapdragon 800, as opposed to the Exynos 5 in the Wi-Fi model. The Note Pro 12.2 will cost $45 on the Next plan (20 payments, $900 total) or $799 outright. That's a $50 premium on the 32GB Wi-Fi version.
AT&T skipped the 10-inch version of the Tab 3, but the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 will be available relatively soon after the general product launch. The tablet uses the same 1280x800 resolution as the original Tab 10.1 from way back in 2011, and the rest of its specs won't inspire much awe. The processor is a 1.2Ghz quad-core chip (again, probably a Qualcomm design) twinned to 1.5GB of RAM. Around back you'll find a 3MP camera and a MicroSD slot to complement the 16GB of on-board storage. At least it runs Android 4.4. The Tab 4 10.1 will cost $24 for 20 months ($480) or $379.99 outright, a $30 premium.
As a launch promotion, AT&T is offering a $50 discount if you buy either tablet in conjunction with a Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S5 Active. (Or you could just get both in one with the Padfone X!) You can also take $30 off a Samsung-branded Bluetooth keyboard if you buy the Note Pro 12.2.