Samsung - GALAXY Tab S - Android tablet Wi-Fi model out in Japan on Aug 1

Samsung announced the release of the Wi-Fi version of their Android tablet GALAXY Tab S in Japan. Its 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch Wi-Fi models will go on sale on August 1.

GALAXY Tab S has Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1600 pixel resolution). It produces a 1.3 times wider color gamut compared with regular LCD displays, which allows dark emerald green that was not possible to reproduce in the past.

It has Samsung Exynos 5420 (Cortex-A7 x4 1.3GHz + A15 x4 1.9GHz) Octa-core, 3GB RAM, 8MP main-camera, and 2.1MP sub-camera. The 10.5-inch model has 32GB storage and the 8.4-inch model has 16GB storage. It supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4. There is a fingerprint sensor, hall sensor, accelerometer, magnetic field sensor, gyro sensor, and RGB sensor built-in.

10.5-inch model

  • Size: 247.3x177.3x6.6mm
  • Weight: 465g
  • Battery: 7900mAh
  • Color: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze

8.4-inch model

  • Size: 125.6x212.8x6.6mm
  • Weight: 294g
  • Battery: 4900mAh
  • Color: Dazzling White



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