Editor in Chief
- Jan 5, 2011
Samsung recently announced their newest high end Android tablets: the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4. Both of these devices offer the exact same specs, with the only difference being the size of their displays (and price of course). The major claim to fame of these devices is the high-tech displays which are a QHD Super AMOLED design.
Here's the full spec-sheet:
- 2560x1600p Super AMOLED display
- Samsung Exynos 5420 SoC (WiFi model), or Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC (LTE model)
- 3GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage with micro SD card expansion slot (up to 128GB)
- 8MP rear and 2.1MP front facing cameras
- 7,900mAh battery
- Samsungs Magazine UX software
- Fingerprint scanner (supports up to 8 different users)
- 6.6mm thin, 465g (10.5) or 294g (8.4)
One the software side of things, Samsung mentioned the tabs will feature a child-friendly Kid mode and connectivity with your Galaxy S5 that allows you to receive calls directly from the Tab S via a feature theyre calling SideSync 3.0. Samsung also announced partnerships with Netflix to bring full HD 1080p video streaming to the Tab S, along with Condé Nast for Vogue, GQ, Glamour, content, as well as National Geographic.
Marvel who will include the Tab S in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie also announced that theyd be giving away a free 3 month subscription to Marvel Unlimited, along with Google Play with their free 90-day trial to Google Play Music All Access and free copy of Gravity for Play Movies & TV.
Despite the high-end nature of these tablets, they are not quite as expensive as one might assume. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi model will be coming in July for $500, while the the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will be only $400. Pre-orders begin June 13th. On top of this, Samsung announced accessories like the Book Cover, and the Logitech Type-S Bluetooth keyboard for $99 (shown in the picture above with the tablet).