The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S will hit stores in the UK this coming July 4. Both the 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch variants will be available for purchase.
Prices for each variant also vary. The 8.4-inch Wi-Fi only and 16GB variant starts at ?319, while the 10.5-inch, Wi-Fi only, starts at ?399.
By looking at these prices, it would seem that the tablet?s closest rivals would be Apple?s iPad Air and iPad Mini 2, but still, we are yet to see how Samsung?s latest tablet will fare with Apple?s dominant place in the tablet department.
People would also be able to purchase Samsung Galaxy Tab S with higher specifications like increased storage of 32 GB and Wi-Fi + LTE connectivity, but Samsung is yet to reveal pricing for these more expensive versions of their latest tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S will feature a very slim profile of 6.6mm frame, but with a very bright and crisp 2560 x 1600 AMOLED display. It will also be powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM. It will be featuring an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front facing one. The tablet will run on Android?s latest 4.4 Kitkat version, but there?s no word for the next ?Android L? yet, but it would likely be supported in the future.
So will it be providing a tough competition with Apple?s newer iPad models? Roughly, but with its slightly laggy interface and lack of huge design changes (which most users warrant so much), it may still be a little bit way behind the competition. As with most Samsung tablets before, it doesn?t seem to live up to the hype, just yet, especially when compared to those tablets coming from Sony, Apple, Google, or even Amazon. If the price would be lowered at some point, slightly clunky interface, laggy response and other minor shortcomings might be overlooked. Still, it?s up to people?s personal preferences.
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