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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 Will Have Kaby Lake Chipset; Touted To Kill iPad Pro, Surface Pro 4

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Samsung has big hopes for the Galaxy TabPro S2. The company is aiming for the tablet to outdo Apple's iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It appears that Samsung's claim is sensible if the recently leaked specs of the device are any indication.

The tech giant's upcoming tablet has reportedly passed the American regulator body, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to TheLeaker. The device's full specs and features have been revealed in that FCC listing.

The Galaxy TabPro S2 will be powered by Intel's 3.1GHz Kaby Lake chipset paired with 4 GB of RAM and a 5,070mAh battery. The 7th generation core Kaby Lake chipset offers higher clock speeds and 200-series processors that are obviously higher than Skylake's 100-series.

Samsung's upcoming 12-inch Super AMOLED QHD ((2,160 x 1,440) tablet will also have Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro, 128 GB of internal storage, a 13-megapixel primary camera with 4K video recording, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, two USB Type-C ports, a SIM slot, a microSD slot for storage expansion, an S-Pen and keyboard inputs. There are hopes that the tablet's main camera will be equipped with Windows Hello facial log-in.

The device converts into a laptop as what is seen in other tablets out there. The tablet's design is expected to mirror its predecessor's slim and light build, with the major changes happening in the internals. Also, it appears that some of the device's models will run using 4G LTE, Mashable reported.

The Galaxy TabPro S2 is expected to go head-to-head with the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4. There are numerous products out there that replicate the Microsoft Surface series' tablet-laptop hybrid design and Samsung has already entered that specific market with their Surface Pro 4 knockoff, the Galaxy TabPro S. Apple's iPads, on the other hand, is still trying to cement itself as a laptop replacement.

The Galaxy TabPro S boasts of a longer battery life than its competitors, an exceptional feat given that it has a thin and lightweight body. The Galaxy TabPro S' performance is at par with the Surface Pro 4, with both of them running quiet and cool thanks to their fan-less design, according to TabletPCReview.

Samsung may announce the Galaxy TabPro S2 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona later this month. What do you think of the tablet so far? Do you believe that it will be better than the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4? Share your thoughts below!

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