Posted Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 09:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new tablet features an AMOLED display.
"The tablet is becoming a popular personal viewing device for enjoying content, which makes the quality of the display a critical feature," said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. "With the launch of the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung is setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry. It will provide consumers with a visual and entertainment experience that brings colors to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device."
The Galaxy Tab S is the company's thinnest and lightest tablet model so far, and features a 16:10 Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1600. The AMOLED technology offers deeper black levels marked by an impressive 100,000:1 contrast ratio, and superior power efficiency compared to LCD panels. Likewise, the screen covers more than 90% of the Adobe RGB color space and uses Adaptive Display tech to intelligently adjust picture settings based on specific content and environments. In addition, the tablet includes support for Samsung's Papergarden digital magazine service, the Marvel Unlimited comic book app, HD Netflix streaming, and the Kindle store with a special free book offer every month.
Under the hood, the tablet is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore ＋ 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore CPU and 3GB of RAM running Android 4.4. An 8MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front camera are also included. 16GB and 32GB storage options will be offered and the tablet includes a microSD slot for up to 128GB. The 8.4-inch model uses a 4,900mAh battery and the 10.5-inch model uses a 7,900mAh battery.
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