Samsung has today formally introduced the Galaxy Tab S series in India, which was officially unveiled in a New York-based event last month. The range includes the new Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 which will be available in the market starting mid-July at Rs. 44,800 and Rs. 37,800 respectively.
The South Korean tech firm will offer the latest tablets in the market in two colors including Titanium Bronze and Dazzling White. Further, Samsung has informed at the press event which took place in Delhi that the Galaxy Tab S series can be pre-booked from select stores till July 11st.
Both the tablets will be offered in WiFi and 3G variants and if interested buyers, will book Galaxy Tab S 10.5 or Galaxy Tab S 8.4 from the Samsung India E-Store or specified preview outlets between July 1st to July 11th, the buyers will receive a free book cover accessory as a part of introductory offer.
The introductory offers will also include a free 9GB data which can be used either on 3G or 2G network from Reliance Communications. Moreover, on the same Reliance network, buyers will also get a free access to BigFlix for 3 Months, where users can watch more than 1000 movies for free.
Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 feature Super AMOLED screens of WQHD resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels). Samsung also uses adaptive display software to automatically adjust the white balance based on ambient light conditions. Specifically speaking, the Galaxy Tab S tablets are one of the thinnest, measuring at 6.6mm, which makes it thinner than the Apple's iPad Air.
Moreover, what makes the tablet more premium is the fact that it uses a fingerprint scanner, Kids' Mode with own dedicated interface, Ultra-Power Saving Mode, Group Play, S-Note, S Translator, Samsung Link, Scrapbook, Story Album, Quick Connect, and a plethora of other features. This is pretty much similar to what we have seen in the Galaxy S5 smartphone.
There are much more features that users will find pretty exciting about, but before we take a look at it, lets check out the specs first.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5: Key Specifications
The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and it is powered by an Octa-Core Exynos 5 (A15 1.9 GHz ＋ A7 1.3 GHz) CPU and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat OS. The slate will offer 3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of on-board memory, which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. Other specs include: 8MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash, 2MP front-facing shooter, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE/3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and 7,900mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: Key Specifications
This one sports an 8.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The makers have added a 4900mAh battery fitted inside. The rest of the specifications of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 are identical to its bigger sibling- the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
Lets take a look at the key features of the Galaxy Tab S series in the sliders below:
Galaxy Tab S: Display
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 (2560x1600, 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.
Moreover, 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.
Galaxy Tab S: Content Eco-System
The Galaxy Tab S is made for entertainment and comes packed with a variety of content. Samsung's magazine service, "Papergarden," which is 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, for which 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. Moreover, Samsung has also partnered with Marvel, Kindle and Google Play to treat the users with the best entertainment package.
Galaxy Tab S: Form Factor and Accessories
The Galaxy Tab S is sleek and both models have a sleek 6.6mm profile and at only weighs 465g (10.5-inch) and 294g (8.4-inch). Samsung has also offered a choice of several fashionable and practically designed custom accessories.
TheBook Cover accessory configures to three different display angles to provide the most comfortable position to watch videos, read or type. Other accessory include a Simple Cover and Bluetooth Keyboard.
Galaxy Tab S: Productivity Features
The Galaxy Tab S comes with an intense multitasking ability. Users can also 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.
Galaxy Tab S: Finger Print Sensor, Kids' Mode and Other Features
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.
These tablets also features Ultra-Power Saving Mode, Group Play, S-Note, S Translator, Samsung Link, Scrapbook, Story Album, Quick Connect, and a plethora of other features.
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