Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab S tablets

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S line Thursday, which is being dubbed as the company’s ‘thinnest and lightest tablet to date.’

The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 features an Exynos 5 Octa-core processor (1.9Ghz Quad-core + 1.3Ghz Quad-core) or 2.3Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD to 128GB and a 4,900mAh battery.

Its bigger sibling, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 features the same specs as the 8.4 just with a 7,900mAh battery.

JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics:

“The tablet is becoming a personal viewing device for enjoying content, which makes the quality of the display a critical feature. With the launch of the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung is setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry. It will provide customers with a visual and entertainment experience that brings colors to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device.”

The Galaxy Tab S features a WQXGA 2560×1600 Super AMOLED display that delivers more than 90% of Adobe RGB color coverage and an 100,000:1 contrast ratio for darker blacks and brighter whites, which creates “deeper and more realistic” images.

The Galaxy Tab S also features additional Samsung screen technologies that go beyond the spec sheet. Adaptive Display ensures the best visual experience “anywhere, anytime” by intelligently adjusting gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application being viewed, the color temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Pre-set professional modes — AMOLED Camera and AMOLED Photo — also let users manually adjust the display settings for bright, dynamic results for both video and photo content.

In addition, Galaxy Tab S can fully enjoy content clearly and easily outdoors, even in bright sunlight. The tablet’s advanced outdoor visibility technology makes on-screen content look bright, natural and easy to view.

Both models have a sleek 6.6mm profile and at only 465g (10.5-inch model) and 294g (8.4-inch model) that are light and easy to carry. With its longer-lasting battery, and Ultra-Power Saving Mode, the Galaxy Tab S lets consumers enjoy hours of entertainment without having to worry about finding the plug.

The Galaxy Tab S comes packed with an array of content including:

  • Papergarden- Samsung’s magazine service which provides “an optimized viewing environment” for digital interactive magazines, users will be able to view a wide range of popular magazines.
  • Marvel Unlimited- Galaxy Tab S users will have access to over 15,000 Marvel Comics thanks to a 3 month unlimited free membership to Marvel’s Unlimited service
  • Kindle for Samsung- Users will receive a free book every month through Samsung Book Deals, as well as access to the Kindle Store
  • Google Play- Users will receive a variety of movie and entertainment content, including Academy Award winning film Gravity as well as a variety of books and magazines.
  • Netflix is also available in high definition for the first time to Galaxy users in select countries.
  • Asphalt 8- Free car pack ($20 value)
  • Bitcasa- 3 month subscription with 1TB of storage
  • Bloomberg Businessweek+: 12-month trial subscription
  • Box: 50GB of storage for six months
  • Blurb: $5 coupon
  • Cisco WebEX Meetings: 6 month free subscription, unlimited meetings
  • Colossation- Free game download plus 60 Power Orbs ($5.99 value)
  • Conde Nest Magazines- Free special editions of GQ, Vogue, other magazines
  • Cut the Rope 2- Free in-game items ($15 value)
  • Dropbox- 50GB storage for two years (100GB available for $10)
  • EasilyDo- 6 month trial subscription
  • Evernote- 1 Year Premium subscription ($45 value)
  • Family Guy- Premium in-game credit ($15 value)
  • Learn English Voxy- 3 month trial subscription of Premium English Training Course
  • LinkedIn- 3 month Premium Business account
  • Livesport.tv- 6 month trial subscription
  • PayPal- Merchant discounts and special offers ($50 value)
  • Pocket- 6 month trial premium subscription ($45 value)
  • Real Player Cloud- 6 months of 100GB Gold subscription
  • Remote PC- 2 year trial subscription
  • The Economist- 6 month trial subscription
  • The Wall Street Journal- 6 month trial subscription
  • The Washington Post- 6 month trial subscription
  • The New York Times- 12 week trial subscription
  • Workout Trainer- 6 month trial of premium service

The Galaxy Tab S also comes with several custom accessories. The Book Cover accessory configures to three different display angles to provide the most comfortable position to reading, watching videos or typing. For users looking for the same protective structure of the Book Cover but with a slimmer profile, the Simple Cover might be the case for you. Also available is a Bluetooth keyboard is a new ergonomically designed keyboard designed specially for the Galaxy Tab S which pairs with a clasp for added protection.

Users can make and receive calls directly from your phone to their Galaxy Tab S, anywhere, no matter where their phone is with the Call Forwarding feature via SideSync 3.0. With Quick Connect, Galaxy Tab S quickly finds and connects to nearby devices for easy content sharing.

Additional features include a Multi User Mode that enables multiple users to have their own customized profiles, safe and convenient with a built-in fingerprint scanner and a specially-designed Kids Mode with a custom interface and kid-friendly applications.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 & Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will be available in WiFi-only and Wifi+LTE variants in titanium and white this July. In the meantime, here are the spec sheets:

Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Specs

  • Network: LTE (800/900/1800/2600+850/2100), 3G (850/900/1900/2100). 2G (850/900/1800/1900)
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi MIMO, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, IrLED
  • GPS: GPS, GLONASS
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor, Proximity Sensor (LTE version only)
  • Dimensions: 125.6 x 212.8 x 6.6mm; 294g (WiFi), 298g (LTE)

Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Specs

  • Network: LTE (800/900/1800/2600+850/2100), 3G (850/900/1900/2100). 2G (850/900/1800/1900)
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi MIMO, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, IrLED
  • GPS: GPS, GLONASS
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor, Proximity Sensor (LTE version only)
  • Dimensions: 125.6 x 212.8 x 6.6mm; 294g (WiFi), 298g (LTE)

Source: Samsung Mobile Press

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