Samsung today introduced the first tablets in its new flagship Galaxy Tab S line. In both 8.4" and 10.5" versions, the Galaxy Tab S offers the first high-resolution Super AMOLED display. Galaxy Tab S combines Samsung's thinnest and lightest tablet design with the most advanced WQXGA Super AMOLED display to launch Samsung's most premium line of tablets ever.
The Wi-Fi versions of the Tab S 8.4 will be available for $399.99, while the Tab S 10.5 will be $499.99. Pre-orders for Wi-Fi devices begin June 13 at 12:01 a.m. ET at Samsung.com. The Tab S will be available for purchase in July at Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry's, Office Depot, Office Max, PC Richard & Son, Sears, Tiger Direct and Walmart.com. Later this year, the Galaxy Tab S will come to AT&T with LTE, Sprint (10.5) with Sprint Spark, T-Mobile (10.5) with LTE and Verizon Wireless (8.4 and 10.5) with LTE.
Here are the details on these new Galaxy Tab S tablets:
Display is a key purchase driver for tablets, and the Galaxy Tab S was designed with screen quality and style in mind, to bring users the most immersive viewing experience. The Tab S delivers an unprecedented viewing experience with a WQXGA Super AMOLED display offering a wider color range, deeper contrast, truer blacks and our own adaptive display technology to provide an improved viewing experience in any environment. The Galaxy Tab S is one of the select few Android devices in the U.S. to offer Netflix HD content viewing.
Samsung's lightest, thinnest tablet is even easier to take with you wherever you go. With both tablets measuring just 6.6mm thin and Tab S 8.4 weighing less than one pound, the Galaxy Tab S was designed for portability and provides a more comfortable experience over long periods of usage.
The Galaxy Tab S offers customizable settings and privacy features for sharing with family members of all ages. Kids Mode offers easy access to kid-friendly content, and gives parents the ability to control the content that kids access, as well as length of play. The Galaxy Tab S features a built-in fingerprint sensor, making multi-user access easy and secure. In Multi-User Mode, the fingerprint scanner allows for access to individual, customized user profiles.
Galaxy Tab S also offers more apps compatible with Multi Window, allowing users to open up to two windows at once. The latest version of SideSync allows you to make and receive calls from your tablet via the connection to your phone, as well as drag and drop files from your phone to your Galaxy Tab S.
The Galaxy Tab S includes premium content and services that are part of the integrated Galaxy ecosystem, which makes sharing, watching, collaborating, and working on multiple devices more seamless than ever. With WatchON users can access the program guide directly from the Tab S, or use Tab S as a remote control. The service provides Video on Demand so users can find their favorite movies and TV shows with ease. The Galaxy Tab S is the first tablet compatible with Milk Music powered by Slacker, a free and ad-free radio service, offering an effortless and entertaining way to enjoy the music you love and discover unexpected music. Milk is designed with an elegant, easy-to-use interface and more than 200 stations that offer a fully customizable experience to your personal taste.
Samsung continues to partner with leading entertainment, productivity and news providers through Galaxy Gifts. On Tab S, Galaxy Gifts includes one-year free of Gogo In-flight Wi-Fi access (up to 36 segments), a 12-month subscription to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 6-month trial subscription to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, 3-month subscription to The New York Times, 3 months free Sirius XM Radio, and 3 months free subscription to Audible.
Samsung Papergarden debuts on Tab S and includes popular magazine titles, like Cosmopolitan, Elle, Elle Decor, HGTV Magazine, Vogue, Architectural Digest, GQ, Rolling Stone and US Weekly and more optimized exclusively on Tab S for a rich, immersive reading experience. Papergarden is offering all single issues free of charge through July 31st, 2014. Also included are National Geographic's 50 Greatest Photos and a 3-month free trial of Marvel Unlimited.