Following the announcement of Samsung Galaxy Tab S range in New York in June, the Korean firm launched its 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch tablets in India today. The 8.4-inch tablet is priced at Rs. 37,800 ($630) while the 10.5-inch variant is pegged at Rs. 44,800 ($746). Both the models will be available in the stores by second week of July but the pre-booking is open already.
The most striking feature of Samsung Galaxy Tab S is its brilliant display. The Galaxy Tab S series has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) resolution. Another much-speculated feature of the phone is its fingerprint scanner which was first seen in Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S series also happens to bear the thinnest waistline ever seen in a Galaxy Tab so far with both the tablets being 6.6 mm thin. Both the tablets look quite similar except for the screen-size and pixel density difference. The 8.4-inch version gives around 359 PPI pixel density while the 10.5-inch version has 288 PPI pixel density.
As for the hardware specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets run on Exynos 5 Octa chipset (1.9GHz quad-core and 1.3GHz quad-core) and Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. Both the tablets have 3 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB variants of internal storage which can be extended up to 128 GB using a microSD card slot. The tablets feature an 8 MP rear-facing primary camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing secondary camera and both of them can record 1080p videos. Apart from the screen-size, the tablets also differ in terms of battery life; with the 8.4-inch variant featuring a 4,900 mAh battery and the bigger tablet having a 7,900 mAh one.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S devices run on the latest version of Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) with custom Samsung UI (Samsung’s Magazine UI) on top of it. The tabs come preloaded with a bunch of fun and productive apps such as PaperGarden, Milk Audio and Samsung WatchON etc. The devices also feature SideSync 3.0 through which you can accept calls when your tablet is synced with a compatible Samsung Android smartphone.