The past few weeks have been quite busy for Samsung, with the global launch of the Galaxy S5, followed by the unveiling of the Galaxy K zoom. and it looks like it won’t be stopping any time soon.
If reports are to be believed then Samsung is working on a tablet that will compete in the high-end segment against the next-gen iPad Air. According to SamMobile, Galaxy tab S will be available in two display sizes; 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch. The report further states that the tab will come with WQXGA AMOLED display with an eye-popping 2560×1600 resolution. If true, then it will be the first ever tablet with such a high-res display.
The report adds that the tablet will have a fingerprint sensor and all the features (Fingerprint Unlock, PayPal Payments, Private Folder and Samsung Apps login) associated with it, just like on the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Under its hood, Galaxy tab S will likely have Octa-core Exynos 5 (5420) SoC with big.LITTLE architecture. The SoC will be made up of four 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores. It has been coupled with 3GB RAM. The GPU will be 6-core ARM Mali-T628. The tablet is expected to come with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box. Other rumoured specs include a 8MP rear camera with 1080p recording and a 2.1MP front camera. Connectivity features include Bluetooth 4.0 LE / ANT+, GPS, DLNA, Wi-Fi ac, GLONASS and an IR blaster.
Design has not been Samsung’s forte. So it is not surprising when the report says that Galaxy Tab S’s design will be similar to what we saw in Galaxy Tab 4 recently unveiled by Samsung. Tab S will have a perforated pattern on its back cover with two proprietary connectors. Samsung is said to be working on new flip covers for Tab S.
The site also had access to Antutu benchmark and CPU-Z test screenshots of Galaxy Tab S. The screenshots show Antutu score of 35,268 points which means you can look forward to some phenomenal performance from the Tab S.
Mar 31, 2015