Galaxy Tab S rumored to be new Samsung tablet with AMOLED display
Although Samsung already has a robust lineup of Android tablets, the South Korean company could still have a couple of premium tablets in store. According to notable Samsung insider, Sammobile, the company is planning on releasing a new Galaxy Tab S series of devices that would feature a better display than anything they have so far.
For starters, the Galaxy Tab S will reportedly be available in both 8.5" and 10.5" variants, both with a WQXGA AMOLED display and a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels. This would mark the first time Samsung has used an AMOLED display in their tablets since the Galaxy Tab 7.7, despite its widespread use in most of Samsung's smartphones and it resembles what we'd previously heard.
Many similarities can be noted between the Galaxy Tab S and the recently launched Galaxy S5 smartphone, including the same fingerprint sensor that is embedded in the home button. This also means that functionalities such as PayPal Payments and Private Mode are there on the tablet, along with a new integration of multi-user mode where different logins occur with a simple finger swipe.
As for the inner specifications, an octa-core Exynos 5 SoC and a 6-core ARM Mali GPU are primarily in charge of processing, to go along with 3GB of RAM and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The tablet will also feature an 8MP (3264x2448) rear-facing camera, a 2.1MP front-facing camera and a perforated back panel that is similar to the design of the Galaxy S5.
At this time there still is no information available regarding pricing or release, but Samsung apparently planned on having Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE models of each size before deciding against the 3G variants. In addition, benchmarks of the different Tablet S models were leaked along with the details and you can peruse them all below.