Samsung Galaxy Tab S unveiled – coming to the UK in July?

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Samsung has announced its latest tablet: The Galaxy Tab S. Coming in two sizes – 8.4″ and 10.5″, the new devices are the company’s new flagship tablets.

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Whilst it isn’t hugely different from previous devices, the company has emphasised the screen: The WQXGA AMOLED 16:10 display runs at 2560×1600 – so bigger than 1080p HD, and apparently delivers “90% of Adobe RGB colour coverage”, and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. Basically, the screen should be nice to look at things on.

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The screen is also adaptive – changing the gamma, saturation and sharpness depending on circumstances.

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Intriguingly in the press release there’s also news of several new features which bring Samsung’s offering some parity with Apple’s recent iOS8 announcements:

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There’s a new “Call Forwarding” feature that allows users to take calls on their tablet via their phone – just like the iOS8 feature and “Quick Connect” for easy tethering (like how iOS8 will do it without authentication).

Spec-wise, both models have an Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore processor (depending on country), run KitKat and sport an 8MP camera (with 2.1MP on the front).

The Tab S will be available in “select markets” (we’re hoping including the UK) from July.

By James O'Malley | June 13th, 2014