Samsung have just announced 2 new high resolution tablets, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Both tablets have a high-resolution AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,600×2,560 WQXGA however one has an 8.4″ display and the other a 10.5″ display.
Internally, the two are identical: driven by either a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 1.9GHz quad-core and 1.3GHz quad-core SoC or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad-core processor depending on market, featuring 3GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB or 32GB of storage expandable via micro-SD card, the specifications don’t differ depending on model chosen.
Connectivity wise you get 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO antennas, infra-red control, and Bluetooth 4.0 and there will be a 4G model too.
The smaller Galaxy Tab S 8.4 measures 125.6mm x 212.8mm and is just 6.6mm thick with an overall weight of 294g in Wi-Fi-only or 298g in LTE flavours, while the larger Galaxy Tab S 10.5 measures 177.3mm by 247.3mm with the same thickness and weighs 465g or 467g for the Wi-Fi and LTE versions respectively. Both come with Android 4.4 KitKat loaded, featuring Samsung’s usual customised TouchWiz user interface and various exclusive bundled apps including Samsung’s new Papergarden digital magazine service.
UK pricing has been confirmed as starting at £349 or £449 for the Wi-Fi and LTE 15GB Galaxy Tab S 8.4 models respectively, and £449 or £549 for the equivalent 10.5 models. All models will be available from the 4th of July, Samsung has promised.