With the upcoming Galaxy Tab S tablets, Samsung will once again bring Super AMOLED touchscreens to the tablet space. This hasn’t happened since 2011, so suffice to say it’s been a long time coming. The line has been rumored to consist of two members, a 10.5-inch offering and an 8.4-inch tablet.
The former of those has had some more details about it leaked today, along with some new pictures that come from Samsung’s own promotional materials, as you can undoubtedly gather. Interestingly, the 10.5″ device will be incredibly thin, at just 6.6 mm – this might have been possible thanks to the slimness of that AMOLED screen. The tablet will also be very light for a device this size, coming in at just 465 grams.
Those numbers compare favorably to Apple’s iPad Air, which will undoubtedly be the Tab S 10.5′s main competitor. In the weight department, the Samsung tablet only wins by 4 grams, but it’s almost 1 mm thinner.
The Tab S will be able to sync up with your Samsung phone and it will be possible for you to take calls straight on the tablet – presumably these will automatically go to loudspeaker or a wired or Bluetooth headset if any of those are connected. A notification will pop-up on the tablet when you get a call, and you go from there.
The Galaxy Tab S tablets should be unveiled on June 12, and they may go on sale on June 27 according to a leaked release timetable (seen above) from an unnamed retailer. Pre-orders are apparently set to start on June 13, so just one day after the announcement.