Samsung Launches 8.4- and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S Tablets with Super AMOLED Displays
Updated at 4PM: Samsung Singapore stated in its press release that the Galaxy Tab S will be available locally in July. More information on the availability will be released closer to the date.
Originally reported at 8AM
In New York's Madison Square Garden today, Samsung unveiled its latest premium flagship tablets, the 8.4- and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S.
Both the 8.4 and 10.5-inch models will be armed with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution Super AMOLED displays, the first Samsung tablets to use a Super AMOLED display in two years (the last one was the Tab 7.7). Both devices are incredibly thin, measuring just 6.6mm, and light, with the 10.5-inch model coming in at 465g, and the 8.4-inch model just 294g. Depending on region, the devices will be armed with either a Exynos 5 Octa 5410 (1.9GHz A15 Quad-core + 1.3GHz A7 Quad-core) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.3GHz) processor, with all models coming with 3GB RAM.
The Tab S shares some similarities to the Galaxy S5, including the dimpled rear cover, and the fingerprint scanner on the Home button. Unfortunately, unlike the S5, the Tab S will not be dust or water resistant, nor will it include a heart rate monitor.
The Tab S will be available in the US in July, with the 8.4-inch model retailing for US$399, and the 10.5-inch model for US$499.
For a detailed look at the Tab S, check out our hands-on.