Although Wi-Fi versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be launching in retailers on the 14th of July, the LTE versions of the tablet won’t arrive here until later this year. When they do, you’ll be able to pick-up one of them from Telstra, which will be nicely enabled to work on their upcoming 700MHz LTE network.

The Galaxy Tab S 10.5, will have the ‘honour’ of being the first APT700MHz capable 4G tablet to launch on the Telstra Mobile Network – one of the largest in Australia. Telstra is building out the 700MHz network into regional areas as well as in-building coverage to improve speeds and capactiy.

Although there’s no plans or pricing available yet, there’s also no 700MHz spectrum live at this point, with the network due to go live in early 2015, when their license is finally live. The specs given for the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 does also support the 1800MHz network which is the current default LTE network for Telstra, so there’s no problems there.

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Galaxy Tab S 10.5





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

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900


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


10.5” 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED


Android 4.4 (Kitkat)

Camera / Flash

8MP w/ Flash LED + 2.1M Full HD


H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Recording : FHD(1920 x 1080) @ 30fps

Playback: WQHD (2560×1440) @ 30fps


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


WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO,WiFi Direct, Bluetooth ®4.0, IrLED


GPS, GLONASS, Beidou(not supported in USA, Canada)


Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor


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)




As soon as we find out more, we’ll definitely let you know.

Source: Telstra.