Samsung announced on Tuesday that its 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro is now available to pre-order in the UK, before it ships on 4 February.

The oversized tablet is available to customers at £649 for the Wi-Fi model in black and white. Samsung is offering the first 300 people to pre-order a free Samsung Gamepad.

The 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro features a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display, S-Pen, LTE capabilities, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage, 9500mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. The Wi-Fi version features a Exynos 5 Octa chip, while the 4G version has a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.

Samsung has led the way with phablets over the years, and is now doing the same with the larger tablet market. A tablet as large as 12.2-inches could be seen as better for viewing movies and web browsing - but portability may be a bit of an issue.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 measures 295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm, so it's nice and slim, but weighs 750g (Wi-Fi) or 753g (3G/LTE), so is going to be pretty heavy to hold one-handed.

Samsung hasn't yet announced pricing or availability for the US.