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