Samsung soon to launch premium Galaxy Tab S tablets with AMOLED display and fingerprint scanner

Samsung will soon launch a premium series of smartphones and joining it will be a premium series of tablets. Samsung is working on a Galaxy Tab S series of premium tablets which are expected to be launched later this year. There will be two offerings initially which will be differentiated primarily by their screen sizes. One will get a screen size of 8.4-inches while the other one will have a size of 10.5-inches.


Going in sync with their premium specs, they will get AMOLED panels up front with the resolution being 2560 x 1600 pixels. The competition has Retina display so it was time that Samsung did something that takes Apple’s offerings head on. They will also get a fingerprint scanner which will be borrowed from the Galaxy S5 and is expected to come with a slew of functionalities.

Under the hood will be an Exynos 5 (5420) Octa-core processor which is found on the Indian Galaxy S5. It has four 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores. GPU will be a 6-core ARM Mali-T628 with a clock speed of 533MHz. To give you a fluidic experience while multitasking, it will come with a 3GB of RAM.

At the back will be an 8MP snapper and the front will get a 2.1MP unit. It will get Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE / ANT+, GPS, GLONASS, IR blaster and a microUSB 2.0 port for connectivity.

It will run on the latest software version, Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung Magazine UX or Samsung's TouchWiz UX and will come with a lot of tablet-specific functionalities. It will follow the design philosophy of the Tab 4 series and colour options will be shimmery white and titanium grey. It will be launched in LTE and Wi-Fi variants.

As the leaks have just started following expect to hear more about the Galaxy Tab S tablets in the coming weeks.