The Samsung Galaxy Tab S series is finally official with the company announcing the two tablets at an event held in New York a few hours ago. The tablets are exactly what we had imagined in rumors from the past few weeks, so there’s barely any surprise here.
The 10.5 and 8.4 inch Galaxy Tab S tablets will come with 2560 x 1600 resolution AMOLED displays, a quad core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage along with a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel camera on the back accompanied by a 2-megapixel front camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the plethora of software features associated with the Magazine UX.
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has a decent 4,900 mAh battery while the 10.5 inch model comes with a large 7,900 mAh battery pack. Both tablets are relatively slim at 6.6mm which is commendable given the large batteries used. The tablets also pack a fingerprint scanner on the front, which was rumored a couple of weeks ago and carry an IR blaster on the side as well.
Continuing the tradition of launching two separate processor variants, the Galaxy Tab S will be available with the octa core Exynos 5 chipsets as well, which will be mostly targeted towards non-LTE markets. Pricing for the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 starts from $399.99 while the 10.5 inch model will cost slightly more at $499.99. Availability is slated to begin in July, so users don’t have to wait long. Both tablets will be sold in Dazzling White and Titanium Bronze colors at the time of launch.