Samsung NEW Galaxy Tab S Features, Price & Availability 8 Jul 2014

Galaxy Tab S 8.4inch

Samsung has announced the GALAXY Tab S, Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet to date. This Super AMOLED tablet combines Samsung’s most advanced tablet display technology with a full range of premium content for an unrivalled entertainment experience.

The GALAXY Tab S is also powered with enhanced productivity features for effortless multitasking, all elegantly housed in a highly stylish, yet practical design.

“Increasingly, we see our consumers using the tablet for entertainment such as playing games and watching videos. This makes having a superior display an essential quality for tablets to have. As such, we launched the GALAXY Tab S – to offer our consumers the ultimate visual entertainment in a modern and minimalist package,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

Turn up the Colour with the Industry’s Best Mobile Display – Super AMOLED

The GALAXY Tab S embodies the next evolution in mobile display technology, delivering a wider range of rich and crisp colours.

Its industry-leading WQXGA (2560×1600, 16:10) Super AMOLED display delivers more than 90% of Adobe RGB (Red Green Blue) colour coverage – expressing more colours than ever before – and has a remarkable 100,000:1 contrast ratio which provides deeper and more realistic images.

The GALAXY Tab S also features additional Samsung screen technologies that go beyond the hardware specifications. The tablet’s Adaptive Display ensures the best visual experience anywhere, anytime by intelligently adjusting gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application being viewed, the colour temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Pre-set professional modes – AMOLED Cinema and AMOLED Photo – also let users manually adjust the display settings for bright, dynamic results for both video and photo content.

In addition, GALAXY Tab S users can fully enjoy content clearly and easily outdoors, even under bright sunlight. The tablet’s advanced outdoor visibility technology makes on-screen content look bright, natural, and easy to view.

Since Super AMOLED technology does not require a backlight, the GALAXY Tab S consumes less energy than comparative LCD displays while maintaining a very portable design. Both models have a sleek 6.6mm profile and weigh only 294g (8.4″) and 465g (10.5″)^, making them light and easy to carry.

You can now conserve your tablet battery life by activating the Ultra Power Saving Mode1 feature available on GALAXY Tab S which saves power significantly by changing the screen to black-and-white, and operating several essential apps, e.g. web surfing, messaging via LINE, while turning off all the non-essential services on your tablet.

^ Device weights are measured with Wi-Fi only version of GALAXY Tab S (8.4″) and (10.5″)

Premium Content Eco-System

The GALAXY Tab S is made for entertainment and comes packed with a variety of content including:

  • GALAXY Gifts: Samsung has teamed up with more than 30 of the world’s leading mobile content and service providers to offer its GALAXY Tab S users the ultimate home, work, and play entertainment experience through premium content and services across a wide range of industries. Some of these include:
    • With Samsung’s strategic partnership with Marvel, GALAXY Tab S users will be able to access over 15,000 Marvel Comics through 3 months of unlimited free membership to Marvel’s “Marvel Unlimited” app.
    • GigOut! PLUS: Exclusively for Samsung customers, and customised for the GALAXY Tab S, users will get latest news of upcoming concerts in Asia, enjoy great ticket promotions, meet and greet opportunities, and priority booking privileges on “GigOut! PLUS”, Asia’s concert discovery app.
    • SPH Magazines: Offers more than 60 titles ranging from fashion, beauty, health and more. GALAXY Tab S users will enjoy 3 free issues of any magazine of your choice.
    • Toggle: MediaCorp’s flagship internet video service that goes beyond the television set, bringing entertainment, news and information to users with more than 20,000 on-demand titles and over 20 channels, including KBS World, Nick Jr., Comedy Central Asia and Bloomberg. GALAXY Tab S users will enjoy 2 months of unlimited viewing with Toggle Prime at just $1.
  • GALAXY Life: Your passport to exclusive privileges, interesting app recommendations, content features, and lifestyle articles. Redeem exclusive privileges and deals at participating merchants’ outlets for GALAXY Tab S users on “GALAXY Life” app. Exclusive GALAXY Tab S deals include:
    • E2Max – Enjoy 30 minutes’ bonus with rental of E2Max Chambers (worth up to $70)
    • F1 Simulator – Free 10 minutes trial (worth $30 an hour)
    • Party World – 3 persons for the price of 2 (worth up to $93)
    • Play Nation – 3 gaming packages for the price of 2 (worth $44.70)

Promotions are subject to third party service providers’ terms and conditions.

Stylish Form Factor and Practical Accessories

Beautifully crafted and designed with architectural aesthetics, the GALAXY Tab S is modern and sleek. Extending this design identity, the GALAXY Tab S offers a choice of several fashionable and practically designed custom accessories. The Book Cover accessory configures to three different display angles to provide the most comfortable position to watch videos, read or type.

For users looking for the same protective structure of the Book Cover but with a slimmer design, Samsung offers the Simple Cover that offers a perfectly fitting, lightweight protection. The Bluetooth Keyboard is a new, ergonomically designed ultra-slim keyboard designed specifically for the GALAXY Tab S which perfectly pairs the device with the keyboard and also serves as a Book Cover with a clasp for better protection.

The GALAXY Experience – Productivity Features That Help You Multitask

The GALAXY Tab S delivers an unmatched selection of enhanced productivity and security features that provide users with the ability to effortlessly and safely multitask. Users can make and receive calls directly from their phone to their GALAXY Tab S, anywhere at home, no matter where their phone is, with the Call Forwarding feature via SideSync 3.0.

The GALAXY Tab S also allows consumers to truly multitask, enabling them to surf the web, watch videos, share content and make calls simultaneously without having to worry about closing out of one to access another. With Quick Connect, GALAXY Tab S quickly finds and connects to nearby devices, for easy content sharing. These features are all available on both Wi-Fi and LTE versions.

Additional useful features include a Multi User Mode that enables users to create their own personal optimised profile, safe and convenient access with a built-in Fingerprint Scanner, and a specially designed Kids’ Mode with its own dedicated interface and kid-friendly applications.

Pricing and Availability

Samsung GALAXY Tab S (8.4″) and GALAXY Tab S (10.5″) are available from 12 July in Titanium Bronze and Dazzling White. GALAXY Tab S (8.4″) 16GB will be available at $698 for the LTE version and $598 for the Wi-Fi version. GALAXY Tab S (10.5″) 32GB will be available at $948 for the LTE version and $848 for the Wi-Fi version.

GALAXY Tab S (8.4″) and GALAXY Tab S (10.5″) accessories available at end July includes:

  • Book Covers: $78 for GALAXY Tab S (8.4″) and $98 for GALAXY Tab S (10.5″) in White, Titanium Bronze, Red, Blue, Black and Ivory
  • Bluetooth Keyboard: $158 for GALAXY Tab S (8.4″) and $188 for GALAXY Tab S (10.5″) in Titanium Bronze and Dazzling White

Consumers who purchase the GALAXY Tab S will receive a free Book Cover*.

Samsung GALAXY Tab S and its accessories will be available at all telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics and IT stores, and Samsung Experience Stores.

*Promotions and free gifts are while stocks last, and are not exchangeable for cash or other items. Terms and conditions apply.

GALAXY Tab S Product Specifications

CategorySpecifications
GALAXY Tab S (8.4″)GALAXY Tab S (10.5″)
Network4G CAT 4 up to 150Mbps [LTE Band 1 (2100MHz)/ Band 3 (1800MHz)/ Band 5 (850MHz)/ Band 7 (2600MHz)/ Band 8 (900MHz)/ Band 20 (800MHz)]/ 3.5G (HSPA+ up to 42Mbps)/ 3G (850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100MHz)/ EDGE/ GPRS/ GSM Quad-band (850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900MHz)
Processor1.9GHz A15 Quad Core + 1.3GHz A7 Quad Core
Display8.4″ 16M colours WQXGA (2560 x 1600) full touch (C-type) Super AMOLED screen with Adaptive Display10.5″ 16M colours WQXGA (2560 x 1600)
full touch (C-type) Super AMOLED screen
with Adaptive Display
OSAndroid 4.4.2 (Kit Kat)
Camera / Flash8.0MP Camera (4X Digital Zoom, Auto Focus, Beauty Face, Shot & More, Panorama Shot, HDR (Rich Tone), Dual Camera, Timer Shot) + 2.1MP Front Facing Camera
VideoVideo Player (3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, , WMV) & Recorder (3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4) FHD (1920 x 1080) @ 30fps
Audio
  • MP3, AMR-NB , AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack
FeaturesMulti User Mode, Kids Mode , Ultra Power Saving Mode1 (extend remaining 10% battery life with up to 40 hours’ worth of standby time), Adaptive Display, Reading Mode, Multi Window, Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Rotation, Pop Up Play, Fingerprint Security, S Finder, Private Mode, Toolbox
Content Services /
Applications
Samsung Apps, S Planner, LINE, CISCO WebEx, Remote PC, Flipboard, Evernote, Bloomberg Businessweek+, NYTimes, GigOut! PLUS, Toggle, GALAXY Life, Dropbox
Free Downloadable
apps
Samsung Apps:
[LTE] Group Play , Samsung HomeSync, Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, ChatON

GALAXY Essentials:
Scrapbook, Smart Switch Mobile, Video Editor, Samsung e-Meeting, S Console, Ding Dong Tap, and more

GALAXY Gifts:
Hancom Office2 for Android, Marvel Unlimited, SPH Magazines, Workout Trainer, Livesport.tv, Box, The Economist, Cut the Rope 2, Asphalt 8, Colossatron, Fruit Ninja, Learn English Voxy, EasilyDo Smart Assistant, LinkedIn, Bitcasa, RealPlayer Cloud, Pocket, PayPal, SportsFlow and more

Google Mobile
Services
Chrome, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Search, Google Voice SearchTM, Google+, Google PlayTM, Google Play Music, Google Play Games, Google Play Books, Google Play Newsstand, Google+ Photo, Google Drive, Google Now, Hangouts
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4+5GHz), VHT80 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Direct, , Quick Connect, SideSync 3.0, Kies 3.0, Screen Mirroring, Samsung Link (downloadable), [LTE] TV Out (MHL 2.1), [LTE] Mobile Hotspot, [LTE] Download Booster3
EmailGmail, Exchange, ActiveSync
GPSGPS, GLONASS, Beidou
SensorAccelerometer, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetic Sensor, IrLED sensor, Fingerprint Scanner, [LTE] Proximity Sensor
Memory416GB4 memory + MicroSD slot (up to 128GB) with
3GB RAM
32GB4 memory + MicroSD slot (up to 128GB) with
3GB RAM
Dimension / Weight212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6mm
[LTE] 298g , [Wi-Fi] 294g
177.3 x 247.3 x 6.6 mm
[LTE] 467g , [Wi-Fi] 465g
Talk Time5[LTE] 29hrs (3G)[LTE] 48hrs (3G)
Battery4,900mAh7,900mAh

1 Based on Samsung’s internal standby time test results when device is at rest. Standby time is dependent on network configuration, app usage, mode settings, actual device usage, battery condition and other surrounding factors and conditions.
2 Hancom Viewer is pre-installed, and editing program is downloadable via application update.
3 Requires stable 4G network connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi connectivity; additional data charges apply. Supported on HTTP 1.1 protocol only, for files more than 30MB in size. Actual experienced speeds may vary.
4 Actual user-accessible internal storage may differ depending on operating system and other built-in applications.
5 Dependent on network, SIM card, usage and battery conditions.

GALAXY Gifts

ServicesOffers
Asphalt 8Free car pack item
Bitcasa3 months subscription of 1TB Storage
Bloomberg Businessweek+12 months trial subscription
Box50GB for 6 months
Blurb$6.25 coupon
Cisco WebEX Meetings6 month free subscription and unlimited meetings
ColossatronFree game download plus 60 Power Orbs
Cut the Rope 2Free in-game items
Dropbox50GB of included space for 2 years
EasilyDo Smart Assistant6 months trial subscription
EvernotePremium Service for 1 year
Fruit NinjaFree game download plus 10,000 Starfruits
Hancom OfficeDownload hword 2014, hcell 2014 and hshow 2014 for free
Learn English – Voxy3 months trial subscription of Premium English Training Course
LinkedInLinkedIn Premium – Business account for 3 months
Livesport.tv6 months trial subscription
Marvel Unlimited3 months trial subscription of Marvel Unlimited digital comics
PayPalPayPal merchant discounts and special offers
Pocket6 months trial premium subscription
RealPlayer Cloud6 months trial of 100GB ‘Gold’ Subscription
Remote PC2 year trial subscription
The Economist6 months trial subscription
The Wall Street Journal6 months trial subscription
The New York Times12 weeks trial digital subscription
Workout Trainer6 months trial premium service

Please refer to respective apps for terms and conditions. The values shown above reflect the costs of third party subscriptions for the prescribed period, are accurate as at time of print and are subject to change without further notice.

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