Samsung has just taken the wraps off the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy S Tab 10.5 premium tablets at the Galaxy Premier 2014 event in New York as expected. The slates come with 8.4 and 10.5 Super AMOLED WQXGA resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and similar internal specifications such as Exynos 5 Octa processor or Snapdragon 800 SoC clocked at 2.3 GHz. Both the tablets are fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat platform and they are loaded with a plethora of features.
Also, they have similar camera features with an 8 MP primary camera with LED flash and a 2.1 MP front-facer for making video calls. And, the memory capacity is also identical as they bear 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage space that can be expandable up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card. Furthermore, the tablets come with connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G, 3G, IrLED and GPS with GLONASS.
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 features an 8.4 inch 1600p display as the name indicates and is fueled by a 4,900 mAh battery. On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is fitted with a 10.5 inch display with a similar resolution and is fueled by a 7,900 mAh battery under its hood.
Besides the technical specifications, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab 10.5 have Adaptive Display that can adjust the sharpness, saturation and white balance automatically based on the ambient lightning conditions. There are AMOLED Cinema and AMOLED Photo to adjust the display settings manually. The display provides 90% accurate colors with Adobe RGB color coverage.
Also, there are attractive features such as Fingerprint Scanner, Kids’ Mode with a dedicated interface, Call Forwarding feature via SlideSync 3.0, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Quick Connect, Story Album, Scrapbook, Samsung Link, S Translator, S Note and Group Play. Furthermore, Samsung has incorporated magazine service called Papergarden that provides digital interactive magazines, Marvel Unlimited app for 3 months for users to access over 15,000 Marvel Comics and Galaxy Gifts from the leading service providers. There is Netflix content in select countries for the Galaxy Tab S users.
On the pricing front, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Wi-Fi variants are priced at $399 (approx. Rs 24,000) and $499 (approx. Rs 30,000) respectively. Samsung has also announced a slew of accessories such as Book Cover, Bluetooth Keyboard and Simple Cover for these tablets.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S Tab 8.4||Samsung Galaxy S Tab 10.5|
|Display||8.4 inch, 2560×1600||10.5 inch, 2560×1600|
|Processor||Exynos 5 Octa/ Snapdragon 800 Quad Core||Exynos 5 Octa/ Snapdragon 800 Quad Core|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB/ 32 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB||16 GB/ 32 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2.1 MP||8 MP/ 2.1 MP|
|Battery||4,900 mAh||7,900 mAh|