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Published on July 3rd, 2014 | by admin

Samsung Australia delivers a brilliant viewing experience with the Galaxy Tab S

Sydney, Australia – July 3, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Australia has today announced the local pricing for its newest flagship tablet – the Galaxy Tab S. Featuring Samsung’s advanced Super AMOLED display and its thinnest and lightest design to date, the Galaxy Tab S delivers an amazing visual entertainment experience that displays colour tone and depth in great detail and clarity. Available in a 10.5 and 8.4-inch size, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Wi-Fi 16GB model will go on sale from Monday 14 July for RRP $599.00 (10.5 Wi-Fi only model). The 8.4-inch and 10.5 inch Wi-Fi model 32GB Wi-Fi Only and 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G models will go on sale at a later date.

With exceptional design and technology innovations the Galaxy Tab S is light and thin in design, rich in colour and offers an immersive viewing experience.

“The Galaxy Tab S changes the tablet landscape for Samsung. It will provide Australians with an immersive screen experience, brought to life through advancements to our display and screen technology, along with significant feature and design upgrades to our tablets,” said Jenny Goodridge, Product Marketing Director – Samsung Electronics Australia.

“With a slim and luxurious design, our most advanced screen technology yet and a long lasting battery, the Galaxy Tab S is a device that Australians will love using out and about or at home,” Goodridge added.

Samsung’s Most Advanced Super AMOLED and Adaptive Display

The Galaxy Tab S and its Super AMOLED display offers rich and crisp colours. The Galaxy Tab S helps make your compatible videos and pictures really come to life, whether it is watching catch-up TV through Plus7! and SBS On Demand or scrolling through holiday photos on a friend’s Facebook pages1.

This is made possible through Samsung’s Super AMOLED’s WQXGA (2560×1600, 16:10) resolution, helping to project vibrant and rich colours. The Galaxy Tab S’s screen display also features a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, helping deliver rich colours, deep blacks and crisp pictures.

The Galaxy Tab S also features Samsung screen technology called Adaptive Display, also showcased on the Galaxy S5 (sold separately). Adaptive Display helps ensure a great visual experience almost anywhere and almost anytime by intelligently adjusting gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application being viewed, the colour temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting2. This helps allow Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S to be used comfortably in various light conditions, helping Australians happily read their compatible e-Books or watch videos, whether they are at the beach or commuting to work.

Rounding out the Galaxy Tab S’s stunning screen technology are the pre-set professional modes – AMOLED Cinema and AMOLED Photo – that allow users to manually adjust display settings for bright, dynamic results for both video and photo content viewing. This helps consumers watch their compatible HD movies in a way that complements the films look and style.

Form and Function — long lasting battery with a modern style

Designed with architectural aesthetics, the Galaxy Tab S is the epitome of modern style. The Galaxy Tab S range has a sleek 6.6mm profile complemented by a 465g (10.5-inch Wi-Fi only model) and 294g (8.4-inch Wi-Fi only model) weight, making it an ultra-portable tablet3.

The Galaxy Tab S also features a powerful and long lasting battery that can provide consumers with up to 11 hours of video playback, so it can be a great travel companion. Showcased on the Galaxy S5 (sold separately), the Galaxy Tab S also features the innovative Ultra Power Saving Mode that helps maximise the tablet’s battery life by turning the display to black and white and shutting down specific apps and non-essential tools.

Productivity and Multitasking

 

The Galaxy Tab S provides consumers with the ability to multitask with ease as they commute to work or relax at home. The Galaxy Tab S has been designed with Samsung’s popular Multi-Window capabilities, letting consumers watch a video on YouTube while also sending an email or updating their Facebook profile on the same screen1.

The Galaxy Tab S also features a great multitasking feature – SideSync 3.0. When connected to a Galaxy S5, SideSync 3.0 uses mirroring technology to let consumers access their Galaxy S5 (sold separately) screen and key functions straight from their tablet4. By using SideSync 3.0 on the Galaxy Tab S and when connected to a Galaxy S5, consumers can easily transfer their compatible files between their Galaxy S5 and tablet, as well as being able to answer calls, send and receive text messages and keep an eye on important appointments via their tablet.

 

The Galaxy Tab S’s fingerprint scanner technology can also help consumers to conveniently make online purchases with their fingerprint via PayPal using the PayPal app5. The fingerprint scanner can also provide Australians with a quick way to unlock their Galaxy Tab S.

 

The Galaxy Tab S also features a number of intuitive and innovative features that make it easy and convenient to share not only information but the tablet itself with multiple people. These features include Quick Connect that helps consumers quickly find and connect to nearby compatible devices for easy content sharing1,6; Multi User Mode that creates up to eight unique and separate personal profiles on the one tablet for easy sharing; and Kids’ Mode that offers parents a completely separate and kid-friendly interface full of engaging content and applications that will help keep children entertained for hours7.

 

Stylish and practical accessories

 

The Galaxy Tab S range will launch an array of accessories (sold separately) to complement its style, design and functionality. The Book Cover accessory (sold separately) configures to three different display angles to help provide a comfortable position to watch videos, read or type. For users looking for a more slim line designed cover, Samsung offers the Simple Cover (sold separately) that helps provide additional lightweight protection.

New to the Samsung, the Bluetooth Keyboard (sold separately) is an ergonomically designed, slim keyboard specifically for the Galaxy Tab S. It connects the device to the functions of a separate keyboard with a clasp for added protection. Utilising Samsung’s new “Simple Clicker” design, the Galaxy Tab S accessories attach themselves to the back of the 10.5 and 8.4-inch tablets, helping ensure that they fit seamlessly. The Galaxy Tab S accessories will be available for retailer later in 2014.

 

Pricing and Availability

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be available in both 16GB and 32GB8 options. The 16GB variants for both sizes will be available in two connectivity choices: Wi-Fi Only and Wi-Fi + 4G. The 32GB variants for both sizes will be available in Wi-Fi only connectivity. Australians can also choose between two colours: Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White.

Both the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4-inch models will be available for pre-order from July 7, 2014 at the Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as on the Samsung E-store: http://www.samsung.com/au/estore/.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S:

  • 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

Note to Editors

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Product Specifications:

 

Galaxy Tab S 8.4-inch Product Specifications

 

Category Specifications
Network 4G : 700/ 850/ 900/1800/ 2100/ 2600/

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

Processor Wi-Fi: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)

LTE: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) + Intel XMM7160

Display 8.4” 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED
OS Android Kitkat (4.4)
Camera / Flash 8MP w/ LED Flash + 2.1MP Full HD
Video H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Recording : FHD(1920 x 1080) @ 30fps

Playback: WQHD (2560×1440) @ 30fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Security, Productivity & Multi-tasking Multi-window, Multi-user mode, Sidesync 3.0, Quick Connect, Kids Mode, Fingerprint Scanner, WebEx Meetings , Hancom Office, Remote PC
Samsung Galaxy Apps S Planner, S Voice, Samsung WatchON, Samsung Music Hub
Google Mobile Services Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube,
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.0, IrLED
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou (not supported in USA, Canada)
Sensor Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor

*Proximity Sensor(only LTE ver)

Memory 3GB (RAM) + 16/32GB internal memory

microSD up to 128GB

Dimension / Weight 125.6 x 212.8 x 6.6mm, 294g(Wi-Fi) /298g(LTE)
Battery 4,900mAh

 

Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch Product Specifications

Category Specifications
Network LTE : / 700/ 850 /900/ 1800/ 2100 /2600

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

Processor Wi-Fi: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)

LTE: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) + Intel XMM7160

Display 10.5” 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED
OS Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Camera / Flash 8M w/ Flash LED + 2.1M Full HD
Video H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Recording : FHD(1920 x 1080) @ 30fps

Playback: WQHD (2560×1440) @ 30fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Security, Productivity & Multi-tasking Multi-window, Multi-user mode, Sidesync 3.0, Quick Connect, Kids Mode, Fingerprint Scanner, WebEx Meeting Hancom Office, Remote PC
Samsung Galaxy Apps Samsung WatchON, Samsung Music Hub S Planner, S Voice,
Google Mobile Services Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube,
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO,Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth ®4.0, IrLED
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou(not supported in USA, Canada)
Sensor Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor
Memory 3GB (RAM) + 16/32GB internal memory

microSD up to 128GB

Dimension / Weight 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm , 465g(Wi-Fi)/ 467g(LTE)
Battery 7,900mAh
  1. Internet connection required. Data, subscription and other charges may apply.

 

  1. Adaptive Display is available with selected applications only

 

3 Device weights are measured with Wi-Fi only version of Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch.

 

4 Devices sold separately. Tab S must be connected to a Galaxy S5 or other compatible Galaxy device for full functionality. Samsung takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content you own or have the right to transfer.

 

5 App may need to be downloaded from Samsung Apps or Google Play store. Internet connection required. Data, subscription or other charges may apply. Data, and subscription charges may apply.

 

6. Samsung takes copyright seriously. Only share content you own or have the right to share.

7 If Wi-Fi or internet access is enabled, adult supervision is recommended in Kids Mode. Internet connection required. In-app purchases may be required for full functionality. Data, subscription or other charges may apply.

 

8 Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 32GB are available with Wi-Fi version only

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.


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