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Samsung’s next Windows 10 hybrid gets first major leak

Samsung is working on a successor to the Galaxy TabPro S, set to arrive in the “coming months”, apparently.

A new report claims that the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 is in development, and will be available shortly, in four different models: SM-W728, SM-W727, SM-W723, and SM-W720. That’s according to generally reliable Samsung specialist blog Sammobile, which has a history of accurate leaks about the South Korean company’s mobile business.

The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S was first unveiled at CES 2016, and went on sale on March 18. It was a surprise reveal at the show, and was particularly exciting because it ran on Windows 10 rather than Android, Samsung’ usual tablet OS of choice. The tablet featured a first-party folio keyboard attachment, as well as a USB-C port, a TabPro stylus, and a hefty $900 price tag.

According to the leak, the tablet may feature a 12-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2,160 x 1,440 pixel resolution, as well as the latest Intel Core M series processor.

samsung galaxy tabpro s

In our review, the Galaxy TabPro S scored a respectable 8/10, receiving praise for its amazing screen, sleek and portable design, and all-day battery life. But downsides included a lack of ports and underwhelming performance. Our updated verdict reads:

“The Galaxy TabPro S remains one of the best Windows tablets around. The stellar screen and battery life make it a solid, albeit expensive, alternative to Microsoft’s ageing Surface 3 and easily outclasses Huawei’s competing Datebook. Months on from release, I wouldn’t recommend you buy it right now, however. The Galaxy TabPro S’ shelf life as the best convertible is limited as there are a number of decent looking 2-in-1s on the horizon.”

With IFA 2016 already upon us – and CES 2017 just around the corner – it’s no surprise that Samsung may be working on a TabPro S sequel so soon.

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