We have been hearing rumors that Samsung could be working on new high-end tablets that use an AMOLED display. Well it looks like those rumors turned out to be true after all, since Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S at their Galaxy Premiere event that was recently held in New York City.
The Galaxy Tab S has been announced in two sizes: an 8.4-inch model and a 10.5-inch model. Both models will pack a WQXGA SuperAMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1600, so if you’re not too fussed about screen size, then perhaps the 8.4-inch model might be a better choice since it would have a higher pixel density, leading to sharper images, although we’re not sure if you would be able to tell.
In terms of hardware, both tablets appear to be more or less identical. They will both feature the same display resolution and the same processor. The processor comes in the form of an Exynos 5 Octa chipset or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz. Both tablets will also come with 3GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of storage, and based on what we can see, apart from the obvious difference in weight and size, is that the battery sizes.
The 8.4-inch model will have a 4,900mAh battery while the 10.5-inch model will have a larger 7,900mAh battery. Both tablets will also come with a fingerprint scanner that made its debut in the Galaxy S5.
In terms of features, Samsung has also announced that they will be bundling some gifts with the tablets. This comes in the form of a 3 months free unlimited subscription to Marvel Unlimited, and a partnership with Amazon will give Galaxy Tab S users a free book every month.
For those interested in picking up the tablets, they are expected to be released in July with cellular versions to be launched later. The 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab S will retail for $399 while the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S will cost $499, with pre-orders expected to go live at 12:01AM ET on the 13th of June.