After plethora of leaks and speculations, the South Korean tech giant finally took the wraps off its latest lineup of tablets at the Galaxy Premiere 2014 press event in New York on Thursday. Belonging to the Galaxy Tab S lineup, the new tablets namely Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 have been launched.
These are called premium tablets as they come fitted with Super AMOLED display panels carrying WQXGA resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. These tablets are thinner than the Apple iPad Air measuring only 6.6 mm in thickness.
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 features an 8.4 inch Super AMOLED display with the aforementioned resolution and incorporates either an octa-core Exynos SoC or a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor depending on the region. Furthermore, the device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and features an 8 MP primary snapper with LED flash and a 2.1 MP front-facer for making video calls.
There are connectivity features including 4G, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS and a 4,900 mAh battery. Also, there is 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage space and expandable storage up to 128 GB.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 features a 10.5 inch Super AMOLED display with the similar 1600p resolution and resembles its 8.4 inch sibling in processor, camera, connectivity and storage departments. The other main difference is that the tablet includes a 7,900 mAh battery that can pump in a decent backup for the 10.5 inch tablet.
Samsung has incorporated Adaptive Display feature in order to adjust the white balance automatically according to the ambient light conditions. Besides this feature, the Galaxy Tab S lineup comes with fingerprint scanner, Kids’ Mode with a dedicated interface, Group Play, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Samsung Link, S-Note, S Translator, Story Album, Scrapbook, Quick Connect and other features.
The Wi-Fi variants of Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 are priced at $399 (approx. Rs 23,700) and $499 (approx Rs 29,500). The tablets are all set to go on sale starting from the end of June.