Samsung is preparing a premium 10.5" tablet with Galaxy Tab S brand. Today, press images leaked by by @evleaks, confirms that the new tablet has a perforated dotted back plate, just like the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone. We can also see that the Tab S 10.5 is really thin (about 8.9mm), and comes with Samsung's latest Magazine UX.
The 10.5-inch display of this Galaxy Tab S is an AMOLED one with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. Undoubtedly, the tablet is a high-end one, allegedly featuring an octa-core Exynos 5420 processor, 3GB of RAM, and fingerprint sensor.
According to the latest reports, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S will feature the fingerprint sensor that will be integrated in the home button. Much like the one on the Galaxy S5, you'll be able to unlock the 10.5" and 8.4" Super AMOLED tablets by swiping your finger on the sensor.
Another cool addition that made its debut on the Galaxy S5 is an Ultra Power Saving Mode. The battery-sparing feature would turn the Super AMOLED display into black and white mode, while also force a simple homescreen layout with a limited array of apps allowed to run. Stay tuned for the release.
Smartphones displays are getting bigger and bigger. However, sometimes even a 5-inch display is not enough. If media consumption with a dash of productivity is what you are looking for, Samsung's new Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 definitely needs to be a contender for your consideration.
It really does not matter what the circumstance is as to why you may feel like you are boxed in, cramped, or stuck in the sand. Quite often, tablets are the type of device where you will find uses for them after you acquire one. The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 aims to such an end by being equipped with enough different features to find a purpose.
The NotePRO 12.2 is a very good execution of being a jack-of-all-trades. It delivers solid performance, has outstanding battery life, and the 2560x1600 pixel display is just a joy to watch. The stylus is also well appointed to bring out the free-hand user in you. The Magazine UI is also a nice addition that brings some distinction to the Galaxy tablet line-up.
According to the listing, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is going to retail for €563.90. And for the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Wi-Fi, the Finnish store states a price of €449.90.
The Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (SM-T800) made the FCC rounds a couple of weeks back. There are also a couple of images that leaked, thanks to which we can see how the 10.5" tablet looks like in the flesh.
The Galaxy Tab S 10.5's display will have a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, while an Exynos 5420 chipset with octa-core CPU will make sure everything stays fluid. The Android version in charge is the latest available Android 4.4 KitKat.
Japan Display (JDI) just announced the first 10.1" tablet display panel with the whopping 3840 x 2160 pixels of 4K resolution. This elevates the LCD panel to 438ppi pixel density, which would be a record on a tablet, when this screen lands in one. For comparison, the current king of tablet pixel density is Samsung's Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4 with 359ppi and 2560 x 1600 pixels display.
What's even more impressive is the fact that JDI used a regular RGB pixel matrix, with no PenTile or "Diamond pixels" shenanigans, in order to achieve that resolution.
Thanks to employing the frugal LTPS technology, JDI managed to frame the power consumption of its 4K tablet panel in the envelope of displays with the Tab PRO 8.4's resolution, which should bode well for the overall battery life. Moreover, the screen flaunts 1100:1 contrast ratio, a 160-degree viewing angle, and a peak brightness of 400 nits, which are very good characteristics for an IPS-LCD tablet display.