“The tablet is becoming a popular personal viewing device for enjoying content, which makes the quality of the display a critical feature,” says JK Shin, CEO and president of IT and mobile division, at the launch at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and screened in Auckland.
“With the launch of the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung is setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry,” he states. “It will provide consumers with a visual and entertainment experience that brings colours to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device.”
The Galaxy Tab S will be available in two sizes, 8.4in and 10.5in, and Samsung says its biggest draw card is the use of a Super AMOLED screen. It says this screen is “the next evolution in mobile display technology”. Users can view content clearly and easily outdoors, even in bright sunlight.
Biometrics and battery life
Samsung claims the Super AMOLED screen is more efficient than an LCD and can supply the tablet up to 11 hours of 1080p video playback on one charge. It also has Ultra-Power Saving mode.
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Biometrics is integrated into the tablet through a fingerprint reader that is part of the Multi-User Mode. Up to eight different accounts can create their own profile, accessed with a built in ‘fingerprint scanner’.
Samsung is setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry.
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Users can surf the Web, watch videos, share content and make calls simultaneously without having to worry about closing out of one to access another. With Quick Connect, Galaxy Tab S finds and connects to nearby devices, for easy content sharing.
"Tablets are only gaining in popularity and consumers demand a device that's easy to use, looks great, and provides a great viewing experience. The Tab S will play directly into these consumer demands," says Jason Bell, executive general manager merchandise, Noel Leeming Group. “It ticks all the boxes for the demands we hear from our customers - screen quality, design, and functionally.”
Samsung says the Galaxy Tab S will be available locally on July 11 at select retailers including Noel Leeming, JB HiFi, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Smith City and JR Duty Free at the following prices:
Galaxy Tab S 10.5 32 GB, NZ$849; Galaxy Tab S 10.5 16GB, NZ$749; Galaxy Tab S 8.5 16GB, NZ$599.
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