Rumors have been swirling around in the last couple of months about Samsung launching tablets with AMOLED displays, something the company tried only once back in 2011 with the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Thanks to Samsung fan site SamMobile, we now know that an AMOLED tablet really is on its way – it will be called the Galaxy Tab S and feature 8.4-inch and 10.5-variants, the latter of which has been leaked in the flesh.
From the image, it’s clear the Galaxy Tab S will look quite similar to Samsung’s Galaxy TabPRO tablets, though with reduced bezels and apparently an AMOLED screen instead of LCD. The home button is said to incorporate a fingerprint scanner, with functions such as PayPal payments, logging in to different user accounts, hiding files, and more. On the back, the perforated pattern that debuted on the Galaxy S5 can be seen, along with two dots that are reportedly for a book cover that the Korean manufacturer will be releasing.
As for the specs, those are expected to be similar to the Galaxy TabPRO as well – a 2560×1440 display, octa-core Exynos CPU with built-in Intel LTE model, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, ANT+ and GPS connectivity, and Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s Magazine UX. As such, it will be pretty hard for Samsung to differentiate the Galaxy Tab S from its other tablets, but then again, that’s not something that has ever deterred the company from flooding the market with variants of the same device.