Gadget Watch: Samsung Galaxy Tab S, with 10.5inch Super AMOLED display

Samsung has a new flagship tablet – the Galaxy Tab S, coming in 10.5 and 8.4 inch Super AMOLED screen versions. They run the latest version of Android (“KitKat”, 4.4). The screen is the thing for Samsung in terms of product differentiation, and both versions have the same resolution – 2560×1600 pixels (WQXGA) – which means a 16:10 aspect ratio. This is like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (and the Google’s Nexus 10) and outperforms the Apple iPad (2048×1536, QXGA) in terms of pixels, at least. Basically, it has four times as many pixels as an WXGA (1280×800) display. Samsung says there is a 100,000:1 contrast ratio for the device. The tablet also features such Samsung screen technologies as Adaptive Display (“intelligently adjusting gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application being viewed, the colour temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting”, the support of pre-set modes (“let users manually adjust the display settings for bright, dynamic results for both video and photo content”) and claimed support for improved outdoor viewing.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Samsung Galaxy Tab S

"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. Galaxy Tab S Bluetooth Keyboard_1"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 colours to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device."

Accessories include a cover and a Bluetooth keyboard that can hold the device for easier viewing and typing (right). If InfoGraphics are your thing, you can check this one out - Samsung Galaxy Tab S info graphic It will be available to buy in the UK from Friday 4 July.




LTE : 800/ 900/ 1800/ 2600+850/ 2100 3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100 2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900


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


10.5” 2560x1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED


Android Kitkat (4.4)

Camera / Flash

8MP w/ Flash LED + 2.1MP Full HD


H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8 Recording : FHD(1920 x 1080) @ 30fps Playback: WQHD (2560x1440) @ 30fps


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


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


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


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


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)




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