tech2 News StaffJun 13, 2014 05:29:30 IST
Samsung has unveiled its new range of tablets and as expected, they are going to give the Apple iPads a run for their money, at least as far as specs and user experience are concerned. Say hello to the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4. The new tablets will be available from July. The Tab S 10.5 is priced at $499 for the 16GB, Wi-Fi only and the Tab S 8.4 is priced at $399 for the 16GB, Wi-Fi only. LTE options will be coming later on.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4
The Galaxy Tab S, as the rumours had predicted, is the world’s first ever device to feature a WQXGA (2560×1600) Super AMOLED display.
This is the first time we are seeing Samsung make such a large SAMOLED display, so we can expect deep black and vivid colours. The Tab S is also the be Samsung’s first tablet device to feature a fingerprint sensor.
Samsung will be throwing in a bunch of exclusive features as well as follows:
- Samsung’s magazine service, “Papergarden” debuts on the Galaxy Tab S, which is an optimized viewing environment for digital interactive magazines.
- Galaxy Gifts: Samsung has teamed up with more than 30 of the world’s leading mobile content and service providers to offer access to over 15,000 Marvel Comics through 3 months of unlimited free membership to Marvel’s “Marvel Unlimited” app
- Samsung has also partnered with Google Play for access to a range of movie and entertainment content, including the Warner Bros. Academy Award winning movie “Gravity” as well a variety of books and magazines from top publishers through the “My Library" widget.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
The tablet will have an Octa-core Exynos 5 (5420) SoC with ARM’s big.LITTLE technology i.e a quad-core1.9GHz Cortex-A15 CPU and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores.
The 6-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU with a clock speed of 533MHz, along with a very healthy 3GB of 32-bit dual-channel 933 MHz LPDDR3e RAM will ensure that Apple will need to up its game as well.
The Tab S will run a customised Android UI and also will feature the Power Saving mode.
Expect yourself to do a lot of video conferencing and this might be the Tablet for you. Samsung is packing in an 8-megapixel (3264×2448) camera sensor with 1080p Full HD video recording. The 2.1-Megapixel front camera should also be able to shoot full HD video.
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