A report by Hardware Zone Malaysia (read here).
Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Galaxy Tab S 10.5
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 2,560 x 1,600 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 U.S. in July, with the 8.4-inch model retailing for US$399, and the 10.5-inch model for US$499.
Samsung is going all out to fight Apple for the crown of tablets. This Tab S series is making serious claims for the title and overshadows Apple’s iPad Air and Mini Retina in all areas – thinner, clearer, bigger, lighter, better, faster, cheaper.
How will this series fare against Apple’s impending new models – iPad Air 2 and the Mini 2 – we shall know later in the year. For now, Samsung has started to excite the world with superb Android tablets that are not only comparable but better than Apple’s iPad series.
Following the Note Pro 12.2 footsteps, the Tab S 10.5 also has an optional keyboard that can make the it look and work like an ultra notebook. The Tab S is super light and may eat into the Note Pro 12.2 super tablet.
The SideSynch and other features coming out with the Tab S series will certainly make you want to own not just the Tab S but also the S5.