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Samsung's latest Android tablets manage to beat Apple's iPads on weight, and thinness

Samsung is bolstering its efforts in the tablet market with two new offerings which JK Shin, CEO of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Division, says are “setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry.”
Like the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display, the 8.4” and 10.5” Galaxy Tab S tablets share the same display resolution and processor/GPU, which means they mainly differ in screen and battery size. That means that both comes equipped with a Exynos 5 Octa processor (1.9 GHz quad-core + 1.3 GHz quad-core) for Wi-Fi models, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (2.3GHz quad-core) for LTE models, 3GB RAM, 2560x1600 resolution Super AMOLED displays, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, and optional LTE connectivity. Both tablets of course run Android 4.4 KitKat.

Besides the differences in screen size, the 8.4” model comes with a 4,900 mAh battery while the 12.5” model has a larger 7,900 mAh battery.
Both models are also thinner and lighter than their respectively iPad counterparts. The 10.5” Galaxy Tab S weighs 465g and is 6.6mm thick compared to 469g and 7.5mm for the iPad Air. Likewise, the 8.4” Galaxy Tab S weighs 294g and is 6.6mm thick compared to 331g and 7.5mm for the iPad mini with Retina Display.

The 8.4” and 10.5” Galaxy Tab S will be available next month starting at $399 and $499 respectively. Both will be available in Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White.


Source: Samsung

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RE: Happy with my Samsung...
By retrospooty on 6/16/2014 4:31:45 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry Rit, this whole thread was started with "16gb is not enough memory at the starting point" = meaning the bottom end SKU's (in many peoples opinions) should start at 32gb not 16gb. We arent talking about several tier levels up, it was specifically the starting models.

RE: Happy with my Samsung...
By ritualm on 6/16/2014 4:48:52 PM , Rating: 2
retro - I do know what's going on with this thread. At the same time, Reclaimer77 claimed something that is simply false - and after I pointed an example that refutes his claims, he tries to say "NO $500 tablet comes with 100GB+ onboard storage" instead of what he actually said, "NO tablet comes with 100GB+ onboard storage".

RE: Happy with my Samsung...
By retrospooty on 6/16/2014 6:09:29 PM , Rating: 2
OK, but even in your reply here I feel like you know exactly what he meant and exactly what the conversation was about, but you chose to attack the words he used anyhow, even though you knew what he meant. It takes away from the point, and the time of of everyone reading to accomplish what? You got a dig in? OK, congrats, you nailed him on a phrasing error, but we all know what he meant.

RE: Happy with my Samsung...
By Reclaimer77 on 6/16/2014 8:59:09 PM , Rating: 1
Okay fag, you know exactly what you're doing. You're so hellbent on every little thing I say, you press the attack on whatever you can. Do you even realize how pathetic you've been today? Seriously anyone reading this must think you have NO life to carry such an obvious grudge against someone on the Internet.

Congrats, you got me on a phrasing error on a website where we can't edit our posts. Even though you had to completely IGNORE the context of the argument to do it.

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