Last night we got invited to Madison Square Garden’s “Theater” to check out the latest tablet from Samsung. This new tablet has been dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Tab S and is supposed to be one of the best looking tablet screens on the market and giving such vibrant colors. Samsung did spend an enormous amount of time just talking about the screen from viewing angles to watching Netflix in Full 1080p, and reading magazines on their new Papergarden magazine reading app.
Going back to the screen the Tab S has Adaptive Display which adjusts to the app that you are running and helps to save on battery life. Something you usually see when you take your smartphone inside or outside on a sunny day. With the display being WQXGA (2560×1600, 16:10) Super AMOLED its looks gorgeous. Another thing to like about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S is being lightweight. The 8.4″ model comes in at 294g, while the 10.5″ model is 465g. Best of all they are both 6.6mm thin.
Samsung products wouldn’t be great without the usual gifts they love to bestow upon their new owners. They have everything from three free months of Marvel Unlimited, Kindle for Samsung which will exclusively give you a free book monthly, 6 months of Cisco WebEX Meetings, 1 Premium year of Evernote, and the list goes on.
On the specs side of things they are carrying Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore ? 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quad Core procesors, 3GB RAM, 16/32GB storage options(with microSD support for 128GB), 8MP Back camera, 2MP Full HD Front camera, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, and running Android Kit Kat 4.4. Also battery power is 4,900mAh/7,900mAh for respective sizes.
One feature Samsung feature I’m glad to see and would like to be more widespread is SideSync. I remember first seeing it on their Samsung laptops and nice to see the ability on their newest tablet. As you can see in video below, you can basically control everything on your Samsung Galaxy S device and while doing that it will turn the screen of the phone to save on battery life. When I say you can do and control everything from making calls, playing YouTube, its full on access.
I am interested to see what they do with the rest of their tablet lines such as the Pro and Note series and if those will stay relevant or has the Galaxy S Tab taken over.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is set for release in July with pricing of $399 for 8.4″ model and $499 for the 10.5″ model. Both sizes will be WIFI versions with 16GB of storage