After announcing a new tablet series called the ‘Galaxy tab S’ in the US last month, Samsung has followed that up with the launch of the same devices in India. The devices take heavy cues, both feature and design wise from this year’s flagship device, that is the Samsung Galaxy S5. The devices are identical in specifications with the screen size and the battery capacity being the major differentiators.
Features and Specs
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is obviously the smaller of the two devices and is one of the slimmest tablets with 6.6 mm thickness and weighs 465 grams. It features an 8.4 inch Super AMOLED display with WQXGA resolution giving it a PPI of 359. The tablet has an Exynos 5 Octa Core chip at the heart of it with 3 GB of RAM. There is an 8 MP rear camera as well as a 2.1 MP front facing camera. The tablet will run the latest Android 4.4.2 out of the box, though there is no word on the support for Android L yet. Just like the Galaxy S5, the tablet comes with a fingerprint scanner on the home button, though there is no heartbeat sensor on the device.
The larger 10.5 inch tablet has, as the name suggests a 10.5 inch display with the same WQXGA resolution giving it a PPI of 288. The battery on the tablet is a 7,900 mAh. Apart from these minor specification changes, everything remains the same as the 8.4 variant of the Galaxy Tab S. Both the tablets will come with a variety of Samsung’s proprietary apps such as the Milk Player, Watch On etc. Though, the one that really is interesting is called Sidesync 3.0 which is basically exactly like ‘continuity’ where you can sync your Samsung Galaxy phone and tablet and pick up the tasks from where you left on one device to the other.
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will retail for Rs 37,800 while the Tab S 10.5 will be available for Rs 44,800 onwards.