Samsung Presents its "Best Tablet Ever", the Galaxy Tab S
Article by George Norman
On 16 Jun 2014
At the Samsung Premier event, Samsung presented the new Galaxy Tab S, touting the fact that it is the company’s best tablet ever.Galaxy Tab S, the world’s first high-resolution Super AMOLED tablet, is Samsung’s best tablet ever,” said Mr. Michael Abary, Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics America.

The main things you need to know about the Galaxy Tab S are presented below. Take a look and judge for yourself if this is indeed Samsung’s best tablet ever.
The long list of gifts offered to new Galaxy Tab S customers is presented here.


Galaxy Tab S – Main Hardware Specs
  • Display – 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch, 2560x1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED.
  • Processor – Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore +1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore.
  • Memory – 3GB of RAM, 16/32GB internal memory, microSD up to 128GB.
  • Camera – 8MP w/ LED Flash + 2.1MP Full HD.
  • Network – LTE, 3G, 2G.
  • Connectivity – WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth, IrLED.
  • Sensor - Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor.

Galaxy Tab S – Main Software Specs
  • Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system.
  • Netflix – available in high definition in select countries.
  • Adaptive display – intelligently adjusts gamma, saturation, and sharpness to provide the best visual experience.
  • Papergarden magazine service – optimized viewing environment for digital interactive magazines.
  • Kindle for Samsung – a custom-built eBook service designed exclusively for Samsung customers; receive a free book every month through Samsung Book Deals.
  • Multi user mode – multiple users can create their own personal profile.
  • Kids’ mode – dedicated interface and kid-friendly applications.
  • Marvel Unlimited – as part of a partnership with Marvel, Galaxy Tab S users can access over 15,000 Marvel Comics through 3 months of unlimited free membership to Marvel’s “Marvel Unlimited” app.
  • Free downloadable apps – Group Play, S-Note, S Translator, Samsung Link, Scrapbook, Story Album, Video Editor, Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Level, E-meeting, Kids Mode, Kids Piano(Ding Dong Tap), S-Console, Hanshow, Hancell, Hanwrite.
  • Google mobile services –Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube, Google+, Hangouts, Play books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Drive, Google setting, Photos.
  • Ultra-Power Saving Mode.

Samsung touted the fact that the Galaxy Tab S is its thinnest and lightest tablet to date. The 10.5-inch model comes with a 7,900mAh battery, weighs in at 465g (WiFi) / 467g (LTE), and boasts the following dimensions: 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm. The 8.4-inch model comes with a 4,900mAh battery, weighs in at 294g (WiFi) / 298g (LTE), and boasts the following dimensions: 125.6 x 212.8 x 6.6mm.

"The tablet is becoming a popular personal viewing device for enjoying content, which makes the quality of the display a critical feature,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “With the launch of the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung is setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry. It will provide consumers with a visual and entertainment experience that brings colors to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device.

Galaxy Tab S Accessories

The sleek Book Cover for the Galaxy Tab S features 3 viewing modes, ergonomic stitch & dot design, and is available in white, bronze, red, blue, black, and ivory.

The Simple Cover is slimmer and features an ergonomic stitch & dot design. It is available in white, bronze, red, blue, and black.

The ergonomically designed and ultra-slim Bluetooth Keyboard for the 10.5-inch Tab will help users increase their productivity when typing.

Learn more about the Level series of premium mobile audio products here.

The Galaxy Tab S will be available in selective markets from July, 2014.

Tags: Samsung, Galaxy Tab S, tablet, Android, Google
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