Samsung introduces Galaxy Tab S, a Super AMOLED tablet

June 13, 2014 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

Summary:

* Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet with WQXGA (2560×1600, 16:10) Super AMOLED display.

 

* The Galaxy Tab S comes in two sizes: 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch.

 

 

Turn Up the Color with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S

 

Stunning Galaxy Tab S tablet delivers the most advanced mobile display on the market;

Richer, lighter, more immersive

 

Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet to date. This Super AMOLED tablet combines the most advanced display technology with a full range of premium content for an unrivaled entertainment experience. The Galaxy Tab S is also powered with enhanced productivity features for effortless multitasking, all elegantly housed in a highly stylish, yet practical design.

 

“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.”

 

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Turn up the Color with the Industry’s Best Mobile Display – Super AMOLED

 

The Galaxy Tab S embodies the next evolution in mobile display technology, delivering a wider range of rich and crisp colors. Its industry-leading WQXGA (2560×1600, 16:10) Super AMOLED display delivers more than 90% of Adobe RGB color coverage – expressing more colors than ever before – and has a remarkable 100,000:1 contrast ratio which provides deeper and more realistic images by making blacks darker and whites brighter.

 

The Galaxy Tab S also features additional Samsung screen technologies that go beyond the hardware specifications. The tablet’s Adaptive Display ensures the best visual experience anywhere, anytime by intelligently adjusting gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application being viewed, the color temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Pre-set professional modes – AMOLED Cinema and AMOLED Photo – also let users manually adjust the display settings for bright, dynamic results for both video and photo content.

 

In addition, Galaxy Tab S users can fully enjoy content clearly and easily outdoors, even in bright sunlight. The tablet’s advanced outdoor visibility technology makes on-screen content look bright, natural, and easy to view.

 

Since Super AMOLED technology doesn’t require a backlight, the Galaxy Tab S consumes less energy than comparative LCD displays while maintaining a very portable design. Both models have a sleek 6.6mm profile and at only 465g (10.5-inch) and 294g (8.4-inch)*, that are light and easy to carry. With its longer-lasting battery, and Ultra-Power Saving Mode, the Galaxy Tab S lets consumer enjoy hours of entertainment without having to worry about recharging.

 

* Device weights are measured with WIFI only version of Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch

 

 

Premium Content Eco-System

 

The Galaxy Tab S is made for entertainment and comes packed with a variety of content including:

 

- Samsung’s magazine service, “Papergarden” debuts on the Galaxy Tab S. An optimized viewing environment for digital interactive magazines, users will be able to view a wide range of popular magazines with vivid and true-to-life colors.

 

 

Galaxy Gifts: Samsung has teamed up with more than 30 of the world’s leading mobile content and service providers to offer its Galaxy Tab S users the ultimate home, work, and play entertainment experience through premium content and services across a wide range of industries. Some of these include:

 

o With Samsung’s strategic partnership with Marvel, Galaxy Tab S users will be able to access over 15,000 Marvel Comics through 3 months of unlimited free membership to Marvel’s “Marvel Unlimited” app.

 

Kindle for Samsung: Exclusively for Samsung customers, and customized for the Galaxy Tab S, users will receive a free book every month through Samsung Book Deals, plus the ultimate e-reading experience with access to a vast selection of e-books in the Kindle store.

 

 

- Samsung has also partnered with Google Play, Google’s online digital entertainment store offering apps, games, music, movies, books and magazines. To get Galaxy Tab S users started, Samsung and Google Play are offering several gifts: access to a range of movie and entertainment content, including the Warner Bros. Academy Award winning movie “Gravity” as well a variety of books from top publishers through the “My Library" widget.

 

Furthermore, Galaxy Tab S users can now enjoy Netflix, available in high definition for the first time for Galaxy users in select countries.

 

 

Stylish Form Factor and Practical Accessories

 

Beautifully crafted and designed with architectural aesthetics, the Galaxy Tab S is modern and sleek. 

 

Extending this design identity, the Galaxy Tab S offers a choice of several fashionable and practically designed custom accessories. The Book Cover accessory configures to three different display angles to provide the most comfortable position to watch videos, read or type. For users looking for the same protective structure of the Book Cover but with a slimmer design, Samsung offers the Simple Cover that offers a perfectly fitting, lightweight protection. The Bluetooth Keyboard is a new, ergonomically designed ultra-slim keyboard designed specifically for the Galaxy Tab S which perfectly pairs the device with the keyboard with a clasp for better protection.

 

 

The Galaxy Experience – Productivity Features That Help You Multitask

 

The Galaxy Tab S delivers an unmatched selection of enhanced productivity and security features that provide users with the ability to effortlessly and safely multitask. Users can make and receive calls directly from their phone to their Galaxy Tab S, anywhere at home, no matter where their phone is with the Call Forwarding feature via SideSync 3.0. The Galaxy Tab S also allows consumers to truly multitask, enabling them to surf the web, watch videos, share content and make calls simultaneously without having to worry about closing out of one to access another. With Quick Connect, Galaxy Tab S quickly finds and connects to nearby devices, for easy content sharing. These features are all available on both WiFi and LTE versions.

 

Additional useful features include a ‘Multi User Mode’ that enables users to create their own personal optimized profile, safe and convenient access with a built-in ‘Fingerprint Scanner,’ and a specially designed ‘Kids’ Mode’ with its own dedicated interface and kid-friendly applications.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S will come in a variety of connectivity options: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and LTE, available in 16/32GB* + MicroSD (up to 128GB). Users can also choose between the 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch versions, in Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White. The Galaxy Tab S will be available in selective markets from July, 2014.

 

For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com / m.samsungmobilepress.com 

 

Galaxy Tab S 8.4-inch Product Specifications

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Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : 800/ 900/ 1800/ 2600+850/ 2100

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

Processor

Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore*

Display

8.4” 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED

OS

Android Kitkat (4.4)

Camera / Flash

8MP w/ LED Flash + 2.1MP Full HD

Video

H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Recording : FHD(1920 x 1080) @ 30fps

Playback: WQHD (2560×1440) @ 30fps

Audio

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC

 Content Services / Applications

Papergarden, Professional pack, Multi-user mode, Sidesync 3.0, Gear & Gear fit manager

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

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth®4.0, IrLED

GPS

GPS, GLONASS, Beidou(not supported in USA, Canada)

Sensor

Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor

*Proximity Sensor(only LTE ver)

Memory

3GB (RAM) + 16/32GB internal memory

microSD up to 128GB

Dimension / Weight

125.6 x 212.8 x 6.6mm, 294g(Wifi) /298g(LTE)

Battery

4,900mAh

 
 

Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch Product Specifications

Galaxy-Tab-S-10_5_Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : 800/ 900/ 1800/ 2600+850/ 2100

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

Processor

Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore *

Display

10.5” 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED

OS

Android 4.4 (Kitkat)

Camera / Flash

8MP w/ Flash LED + 2.1M Full HD

Video

H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Recording : FHD(1920 x 1080) @ 30fps

Playback: WQHD (2560×1440) @ 30fps

Audio

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC

 Content Services / Applications

Papergarden, Professional pack, Multi-user mode, Sidesync 3.0, Gear & Gear fit manager

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

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO,WiFi Direct, Bluetooth ®4.0, IrLED

GPS

GPS, GLONASS, Beidou(not supported in USA, Canada)

Sensor

Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor

Memory

3GB (RAM) + 16/32GB internal memory

microSD up to 128GB

Dimension / Weight

247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm , 465g(Wifi)/ 467g(LTE)

Battery

7,900mAh

 

 

 

* The services listed above may not be available in all regions and features may vary by region.

Also, service provider may change the name and/or value of its application at any time.

* Processors may differ by region or operators

**All functionality, features, services, applications, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 

1 Galaxy Gifts:

Services

Offers

Asphalt 8

Free car pack item (Worth of $20)

Bitcasa

3 months subscription of 1TB Storage

Bloomberg Businessweek+

12 months trial subscription

Box

50GB for 6 months

Blurb

$5 coupon

Cisco WebEX Meetings

6 month free subscription and unlimited meetings

Colossatron

Free game download plus 60 Power Orbs (Worth of $5.99)

Conde Nast Magazines

Free special editions of Vogue, GQ and more

Cut the Rope 2

Free in-game items (Worth of $15)

Dropbox

50GB of included space for 2 years (100GB for $99/year)

Easilydo

6 months trial subscription

Evernote

Premium Service for 1 year

Family Guy

Premium in-game credit (Worth of $15)

Fruit Ninja

Free game download plus 10,000 Starfruits (Worth of $5.99)

Hancom Office

Documents on-the-go for Android

Kindle for Samsung

Samsung Book Deals; One free book per month

Learn English – Voxy

3 months trial subscription of Premium English Training Course

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Premium – Business account for 3 months

LIVESPORT.TV*

6 months trial subscription

Marvel Unlimited

3 months trial subscription of Marvel Unlimited digital comics

Paypal

Paypal Merchant discounts and special offers (Worth of $50)

Pocket

6 months trial premium subscription

Real Player Cloud

6 months trial of 100GB ‘Gold’ Subscription

Remote PC

2 year trial subscription

The Economist

6 months trial subscription

The Wall Street Journal

6 months trial subscription

The Washington Post

6 months trial subscription

The New York Times

12 weeks trial digital subscription

Workout Trainer

6-month trial of premium service

Disclaimer: The services listed above may not be available in all regions and features may vary by region. 
Also, service provider may change the name and/or value of its application at any time.

 

 

*All functionality features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • gt-01

    I knew it!!! Now I want to see this AMOLED Tablet for myself at my local retail store. It’s out next month right?

    • samsungtomorrow

      @gt-01 Good to see you again! As it says on the Press Release, the Galaxy Tab S will be available from July but it might vary by regions.

      • gt-01

        Okay, thanks for your answers.

        • samsungtomorrow

          No problem my friend!

  • Lakshya kapila

    Wonderful….. I am waiting for this is…. Will this launch on India also???

  • rroburt

    Not water resistant, like the S5?

  • X-47B

    Need pricing information from India. Samsung is always keeping the prices too high (for tablets) in India.

  • pierreM

    I really don’t like the fingerprint sensor. Will it be possible to disable it by sticking something opaque on it ?

  • ShivBhatt19

    Is tab 3 8.0 getting a kitkat update in india??? Plzz reply