Samsung today launched the Galaxy Tab S 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch tablets in India priced at Rs 37,800 and Rs 44,800 respectively. Pre-bookings for the tablets start now and will hit the stores in mid-July.
Globally launched earlier this month at an event in New York, the highlights of the new tablets are the Super AMOLED display with WQXGA resolution and the fingerprint scanner and also they are razor thin at 6.6mm.
Both the tablets share the same specs except for the screen size and the battery. As the name indicates the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 boasts of a 10.5-inch display while the other has a 8.4-inch display. The bigger tab also gets a bigger 7,900mAh battery while the smaller tab contents with a 4,900mAh battery.
The talking point of both the tablets are the whooping 2560×1600 resolution on a Super AMOLED display. The Tab S are the first tablets from Samsung’s stable to come with WQXGA Super AMOLED display. Measuring just 6.6mm, they are also slightly thinner than the iPad Air and Mini with retina display and they are also the lightest Samsung tablets weighing 465/295 grams respectively.
Talking about specs, Samsung has opted for Exynos 5 octa-core SoC, which has four 1.9GHz ARM Cortex A15 cores and four 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7 cores for Indian market, like they did with Galaxy S5 here. Both the tabs also come with 3GB of RAM while there is a 16 and 32GB ROM versions announced globally, it is likely the Samsung would bring only the 16GB version to Indian market. Though both the models has expandable memory up to 128GB.
The camera specs include a 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1 megapixel front camera and both the models run on Android KitKat with an overlay of Samsung’s own TouchWiz UX and Magazine UI. Samsung has also preloaded apps like Milk Audio, Papergarden, Samsung WatchON and Sidesync 3.0 etc.