What will Samsung announce at the Galaxy Premiere event, 2014? Read on. Here's Samsung Galaxy Premiere event: what to expect. (See also: 25 best tablets of 2014 UK.)
Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 event: what, when, where
In one week's time, 12 June 2014, Samsung will hold its Galaxy Premiere event. Samsung Galaxy Premiere will be held at Madison Square Gardens in New York, at the frankly unhelpful time of 11pm UK time (it's 7pm in the Big Apple, to be fair). Despite the cost in overtime PC Advisor will of course bring you live coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Premiere event, combined with the best analysis of the announcements and the best first-look reviews of new products. We'll also be live streaming Galaxy Premiere 2014.
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The very fact that the word 'Galaxy' is in the title seems like a strong clue. And the tagline for the event is 'Tab into color' [SIC]. Expect to see a lot of tablets launched, and expect them to have Samsung's trademark colourful OLED displays.
Samsung is rumoured to be working on a new line-up of tablets, known as the Galaxy Tab S range. The Galaxy Tab S devices are expected to borrow design features from Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, and we expect them to launch at Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S is expected to come in two sizes, the first with a screen that measures 8.5in diagonally, and the second with a 10.5in screen. Both will have high-resolution Super AMOLED displays, according to reports. The current rumours about the resolution of the 10.5in model suggest that it will have a 2560 x 1600 resolution, which is 287 ppi. It's also closely matched with the Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1, which sports the same resolution.
Borrowing some features from its smartphone sibling, the Galaxy Tab S models are rumoured to have the fingerprint sensors introduced with the Galaxy S5 in February. The Ultra Power Saving Mode is also expected to come to the Galaxy Tab S, so this feature could aid battery life.
But it is not only the Tab S line that we expect to be announced at Galaxy Premiere 2014. The Samsung Tomorrow blog suggests that there may be phones launching at the Galaxy Premiere event. Internet rumours - each as credible as the next - suggest we might see Galaxy S5 Mini, Galaxy S5 Active, and Galaxy S5 Zoom announcements at Galaxy Premiere 2014.
Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 event: what Samsung says
Not a lot. There's the 'Tab into color' catchline on the invite, but that's about it. The Wall Street Journal had an interview with Samsung Mobile CEO JK Shin in which he revealed that the event will focus on tablets. In it he says: 'Samsung will launch a new line of tablets for the first time in New York on June 12 at Madison Square Garden as it attempts to catch up to rivals like Apple Inc.'