In about 24 hours, Samsung is going to introduce two new members to its already large family of Android tablets. But these ones are special, as the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5 will be Samsung’s first tablets in three years to feature AMOLED displays.
So, what should we expect?
There’s been a steady stream of leaks about the two Tab S devices, so we can sketch an almost complete picture of Samsung’s latest creations. We know that the Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 will feature crisp 2560×1600 panels, similar to the Galaxy TabPRO series, but of the AMOLED variety, offering deep blacks and a rich color palette. On the inside, we expect an octa-core Exynos 5 (5420) SoC (4 x Cortex A15 + 4 X Cortex A9), three gigs of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, LTE connectivity, and an IR blaster. There will also be a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, just like on the Galaxy S5, which will give users access their own profiles.
Leaked product images show that Samsung is using the dimpled texture of the Galaxy S5, and, overall, we’re expecting a typical Samsung design for the Tab S series.
Samsung has not officially admitted that the Premiere 2014 event scheduled for tomorrow in New York is for the Tab S series, but dropped a couple of obvious hints in its teasers. Will there be anything else? We don’t expect anything major, but we can’t rule out some smaller announcements to keep the stars of the show company.
Samsung will be livestreaming the event and our Joshua Vergara will be at the venue to bring you some steaming hot Galaxy Tab S coverage. Stay tuned.