Thursday , August 17 2017

Samsung Galaxy Tab S to launch in Australia on the 14th of July

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After announcing their new premium line of Galaxy Tablets to the world last month in New York, Samsung Australia has today opened up about their plans for the tablets here in Australia.

While the tablets will be released in Wi-Fi as well as 4G versions, only the WiFi models will go on-sale on the 14th of July. The WiFi models will be available for pre-order from the Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as online through the Samsung E-store.

Both the 8.4″ and the 10.5″ variants will be available, in Wi-Fi and LTE models with 16/32GB storage options available for both screen sizes:

  • 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

The Galaxy Tab S series both come with an incredible 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED display, with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio at a 16:10 aspect ratio in a choice of 8.4″ or 10.5″. The Super AMOLED display will help to deliver an extremely rich experience for customers using a technology called Adaptive Display, which ‘delivers rich colours, deep blacks and crisp pictures’.

Light and thin, the Galaxy Tab S series measures in at just 6.6mm thick and weighs a little over 290 grams for the 8.4″ model and just over 460 grams for the 10.5″, making it an extremely portable device. But as thin as it is, Samsung expects owners to get around 11 hours of video playback from the battery included in the tablet.

The Galaxy Tab S is a carry-on from their premium Galaxy S line of phones and carries many of the design stylings, as well as features of the flagship phone. The Galaxy Tab S includes fingerprint scanner and dimpled rear of the phone.

Software wise, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S runs Android 4.4 and includes a number of tablet specific inclusions such as Side Sync 3.0, multi-user mode (with Kids Mode) and multi-tasking. Side Sync 3.0 allows you to connect to and operate your Galaxy S5 phone directly from the tablet, an interesting use case for people invested in the Samsung Galaxy eco-system.

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Specifications

Network

LTE : 700/ 850/ 900/1800/ 2100/ 2600/

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

Processor

Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore*

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

 Content Services / Applications

Papergarden, Professional pack, Multi-user mode, Sidesync 3.0, Gear & Gear fit manager

Free Downloadable apps

Group Play, S-Note, S Translator, Samsung Link, Scrapbook, Story Album, Video Editor,

Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Level, E-meeting, Kids Mode, Kids Piano(Ding Dong Tap), S-Console, Hanshow, Hancell, Hanwrite

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube, Google+, Hangouts, Play books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Drive, Google setting, Photos

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, WiFi 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(Wifi) /298g(LTE)

Battery

4,900mAh

Galaxy Tab S 10.5

Galaxy-Tab-S-10_5_Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : 700/ 850/ 900/1800/ 2100/ 2600/

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

Processor

Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore *

Display

10.5” 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED

OS

Android 4.4 (Kitkat)

Camera / Flash

8MP 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

 Content Services / Applications

Papergarden, Professional pack, Multi-user mode, Sidesync 3.0, Gear & Gear fit manager

Free Downloadable apps

Group Play, S-Note, S Translator, Samsung Link, Scrapbook, Story Album, Video Editor

Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Level, E-meeting, Kids Mode, Kids Piano(Ding Dong Tap), S-Console, Hanshow, Hancell, Hanwrite

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube, Google+, Hangouts, Play books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Drive, Google setting, Photos

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO,WiFi 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(Wifi)/ 467g(LTE)

Battery

7,900mAh

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Galaxy Tab 8.4

Galaxy Tab 10.5″

The Galaxy Tab S series also comes with an array of free content from Samsung which is being delivered through Google Play including a range of magazines, as well as the hit movie Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock. There’s also a host of games and books included which you’ll find in your My Library when you purchase the tablet.

We look forward to spending some time with the Galaxy Tab S series and hope to bring you a review soon.

 

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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9 Comments on "Samsung Galaxy Tab S to launch in Australia on the 14th of July"

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John Driggers
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John Driggers

Huh, no 32 gb + LTE?

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I guess this got delayed. No stock in any store and the Samsung website still has it listed as preorder

Brad
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Brad

I get a little confused with their naming of tablets… does this have an S-Pen?

Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

Looking forward to your review. I’ve been looking for a good quality hi-res 8″ tablet which works well in sunny outdoors. Perhaps this is it!

Kai
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The Samsung website lists all versions of the Tab S as not having DLNA support. I checked the US site in case it was dodgy info in the AU site, and it doesn’t mention DLNA at all.. I thought that DLNA was pretty standard fare on pretty much every device nowadays..

Wolf
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Wolf

Will Samsung actually release the 32gb version, or will they only ship the 16gb version as they usually do for the Australian market.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Not bad, but not good either.
There are no 32Gb 4G versions available.

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