Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Tab S tablets, including the 8.4-inch and the 10.5-inch models, will be available in the United States starting next week, where you’ll be able to find them on Amazon, Samsung.com and from Best Buy and Sears. Folks who pre-ordered the device last week should start receiving their units as soon as the device hits store shelves.
As we’ve already reported, the Wi-Fi model of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will set you back $399.99, and while it only includes 16GB of storage, you’ll be able to expand that with a microSD card slot. The larger Galaxy Tab S 10.5 model will cost $499.99, again with just 16GB of built-in storage. Consumers looking for fully connected LTE devices will have to wait until later in the summer for those models to launch. Depending on the carrier, you’ll be able to pick up either a Galaxy Tab S 8.4 or a Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with LTE. Verizon will carry both models.
We were really impressed by the 2560 x 1440-pixel Super AMOLED displays on the Galaxy Tab S devices, the major feature that makes them stand apart from any other tablet on the market right now. At $399 and $499, Samsung is directly targeting the iPad mini with Retina and the iPad Air, and that display is certainly going to woo some folks.