Galaxy Tab S launch as it happened: Galaxy Premiere 2014 video

Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 invite

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.

Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 invite

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.

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