If you’re in the market for a new top-end tablet, you’re going to love this news. Samsung has announced their 2014 flagship tablet for the consumer market – the Galaxy Tab S.
The Galaxy Tab S actually comes in two sizes, a 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch version, but both pack new Super Amoled screens. The display resolution for the Tab S is an eye-popping 2,560 by 1,600 pixels and the rich colour saturation really impresses.
Both tablets have a fingerprint sensor which owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be well used to. The cameras are a rear facing 8-megapixel and a 2.1 mp front facer.
Samsung spent a lot of time at the launch in New York focusing on movies and magazines, both of which are bound to look great on this screen. We’ve heard a lot about tablets being used for “second screening” that is, used for snacking on internet content while watching TV. With this release you feel that Samsung are trying to make the tablet the first screen; and when movies and TV programmes look this good you can only ask “why not?”
The tablets have a new smart feature built-in, SideSync 3.0. This allows your S5 and the tablet to sync in real-time over wi-fi or wi-fi direct. You can even see a pop up of your phone on the tablet and use all of the functions of the phone from the tablet screen.
Parents will love the multi user logins which allow you to set up limited device access for the kids. No longer will you have to search for icons on your home screen, only to find the kids have deleted them.
The Galaxy Tab S is designed to appeal to the premium consumer and both models will go on sale in New Zealand in July.
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