Samsung launches 8.4″ and 10.5″ Galaxy Tab S
Samsung has announced two new tablets today at a press event in New York, the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab 2. Both of these tablets have Super AMOLED screens with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, and WQXGA displays (2560×1600 pixels and 16:10 ratio).
The Galaxy Tab S has adaptive display technology to optimize gamma, brightness, contrast, and sharpness based on what you are viewing and where you are using the tablet. The Super AMOLED display is 40% less reflective than LCD screens. The tablets are 6.6mm thick and run on Android KitKat.
The tablets use Samsung’s Magazine UX. Both tablets run on the Knox security platform, supports voice calls, and can run on 11 hours of battery. There is a built-in fingerprint sensor so that users can access different profiles. This could be useful for families with kids because there is a Kids Mode.
The Tab S comes bundled with Papergarden, which is an interactive magazine viewer. Samsung partnered with Condé Nast on this app. The tablet also comes with Kick, an app that centers around FIFA World Cup.
The Tab S line comes in white and brown. It will ship in the U.S. and Europe this July with a starting price of $399 for the 8.4-inch and $499 for the 10.5-inch. The pre-orders will start on June 13th at midnight.