Samsung’s new premium tablet, the Tab S, is on it’s way to Australia. Here’s what you can pick it up for.
The Tab S comes in two sizes, with a 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch model — both run Android 4.4.
Australia will get both the 16GB and the 32GB models, set for release on 7Juky from the Samsung Experience Stores in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as the Samsung eStore.
Here are the prices for the Tab S range:
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4-inch Wi-Fi 16GB) – $479.00 RRP
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4-inch Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB) – $629.00 RRP
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4-inch Wi-Fi 32GB) – $579.00 RRP
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-inch Wi-Fi 16GB) – $599.00 RRP
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-inch Wi-Fi 32GB) – $699.00 RRP
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-inch Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB) – $749.00 RRP
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S is well stocked. You’ve got Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa processor, which packs in two processors using ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture: four 1.9GHz processor cores and four lesser 1.3GHz ones. That’s backed up with 3GB of RAM. Speaking of speed, you also get Wi-Fi 802.11ac support, using Samsung’s fast MiMo (Multiple In, Multiple Out) antenna for faster download and upload speeds.
It also comes with either 16GB and 32GB storage variants, with both expandable via MicroSD card. The rear-facing camera comes in at 8 megapixels, while the front-facing camera is 2.1 megapixels.
The real stand-out feature of the Galaxy Tab S is the screen. It’s a 2560×1600 SuperAMOLED panel, with brightness so high that it might just blind you if viewed in a dark enough room.
Check out our hands-on with the Tab S right here.
We’ll have a full review of the Tab S on Monday.