The very fact that the word ‘Galaxy’ was in the title was a strong clue, as was the tagline for the event ‘Tab into color’ [SIC]. We expect to see tablets launched, and we expected them to have Samsung’s trademark colourful OLED displays. On both counts we were correct.
It turns out Samsung was – as rumoured – working on a new line-up of tablets, known as the Galaxy Tab S range. The Galaxy Tab S devices borrow design features from Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, and were announced last night at Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S comes in two sizes, the first with a screen that measures 8.4in diagonally, and the second with a 10.5in screen. Both have high-resolution Super AMOLED displays, according to reports. You can read all about the two new tablets in our reviews:Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 hands-on review and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 hands-on review. We’ve also compared them to other popular tablets in our articles Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs iPad mini 2.
Finally, be sure to check out all the launch details in our articles: Galaxy Tab S 10.5 release date, price and specs and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 release date, price and specs.
The processor of the new tablets is an Exynos 5 Octa processor. It’ll boast 3GB RAM, an IR sensor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.4 KitKat. WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and LTE are also expected.