In Samsung's ever-growing and confusing lineup of Android tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the latest high line for mid-2014. Nipping at the heels of the recently released Tab Pro series, the Tab S brings pretty much the same features and specs while upgrading the display to a vivid Super AMOLED and adding a fingerprint sensor like the Galaxy S 5 smartphone. The Tab S is available in 8.4 and 10.5 inch sizes, both with the same CPU, RAM and resolution. We look at the Tab S 8.4 for this review, which sells for $399 for the WiFi-only 16 gig model. The 10.5" model starts at $499. LTE 4G versions will come out later this year.
The Galaxy Tab S runs Android KitKat 4.4 with Samsung's TouchWiz software on the Exynos 5 Octa CPU with quad core high power 1.9GHz cores and four 1.3GHz low power companion cores. Both models have 3 gigs of RAM and 16 or 32 gigs of storage and are available in white or brown-bronze color. The display resolution is 2560 x 1600 on both, and the have dual band WiFi 802.11AC, Bluetooth 4.0, a GPS with GLONASS and a microSD card slot.
Here's our Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 video review. Our full written review will follow.