Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets official, sport 2560x1600 Super AMOLED displaysAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Today Samsung held its big “Tab Into Color” event, and just as expected, the company took the wraps off its newest Android-powered tablets.
The Galaxy Tab S devices come in two different screen sizes — 8.4 inches and 10.5 inches — but both models share the same super high-res 2560x1600 screen resolution. That’s the same resolution as the Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro tablets that Samsung introduced earlier this year, but while those devices used LCD display tech, the Galaxy Tab S models use Super AMOLED panels.
- 8.4-inch or 10.5-inch 2560x1600 Super AMOLED displays
- Exynos 5 Octa (1.9GHz quad-core and 1.3GHz quad-core combo) or 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800processors
- 8-megapixel rear, 2.1-megapixel front-facing cameras
- 3GB of RAM
- 16GB/32GB of storage
- microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB in size
- 4900mAh battery in 8.4-inch model, 7900mAh battery in 10.5-incher
- Fingerprint scanner
- Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and LTE options
- Optional Bluetooth keyboard accessory
- SideSync 3.0 allows you to control paired phone with your tablet, receive calls and transfer files
- Android 4.4 KitKat
The Galaxy Tab S will be available in black and white color options, both of which feature gold trim. The new slates will be available for pre-order at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 13, with a pricing set at $399.99 for the 8.4-inch Wi-Fi-only model and $499.99 for the 10.5-incher. Both Wi-Fi models are expected to launch in July, with the LTE-enabled variants on AT&T, Sprint (10.5-inch), T-Mobile (10.5-inch) and Verizon (8.4-inch and 10.5-inch) to come afterward.
While these new Galaxy Tab S tablets don’t differ too greatly from the aforementioned Tab Pro and Note Pro models, their Super AMOLED panels will make them attractive to folks that like bright, saturated colors on their screens. It’s also good to see that both the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch models will be available with LTE connectivity for folks that like to do their tabbing on the go.
So now that they’re officially official, what do you think of Samsung’s latest tablet offerings? Do their high-res Super AMOLED screens have you reaching for your wallet?