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Samsung Galaxy Tab S: Premium Android tablet line has Apple's iPads in its sightsEquipped with a new AMOLED display and svelte design, the Galaxy S Tab, which comes in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch versions, is Samsung's latest answer to the iPad.
[MUSIC] Hi, I'm David Carnoy and I'm here at the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. This is Samsung's new premium tablet. It comes in a couple of different sizes. I'm holding the 8.4 inch model. There's also a 10.5 inch model, and Samsung is touting it's amoled display as a 2560 by 1600 pixel display that equates to two times HD or about two K. That's not four K that two K resolution and Samsung is touting this as the best display out there on a tablet. The price for these tablets is very similar to what you see with the iPads. This 8.4 inch model is $399. Comes with 16 gigabytes of memory along with three gigabytes of RAM. That memory is expandable, however there's only one configuration at this time, 16 megabytes, but you can add cards up to 128 gigabytes. The step up model, the 10.5 inch model, is 499 with that same 16 gigabytes of memory and three gigabytes of RAM. Some other features worth mentioning, there is an 8 megapixel camera on the back of the tablet, and there's a 2.1 megapixel camera on the front. There's also. A built in flash. Wi-fi is ACNN, so a little bit higher grade wi-fi. And there's also a built in fingerprint scanner. That's the first Samsung tablet with a fingerprint scanner. So you can make PayPal payments with your fingerprint. The device does share a lot in common with the Galaxy S5, Samsung has. A unified design theme, you'll see those dimples on the back, this does come in two colors, a titanium and a white color, and that's available in both the larger and smaller models. As far as the processor goes, this is an octocore processor, but it is split into, there are four. Processors running at 1.9 gigahertz, and four running at 1.3 gigahertz, for sort of a power saving mode. Finally, if you're wondering how the battery life is with this new display Samsung is saying it's right around 11 hours with video. That goes for both the larger and smaller tablets. As you can see, this is obviously a slim tablet. If you're wondering how much it weighs. The smaller 8.4 inch version comes in at ten ounces. And the larger 10.5 inch version comes in at just around one pound. I'll end by talking about some of the accessories that are going to be available for this tablet. Samsung is talking about a few different covers. There's the book cover that wraps around the tablet, has a couple of different viewing angles, and then there's the simple cover, which is a very thin cover, and really provides. Slim protection for the device. And, finally, there is, also, a bluetooth keyboard cover, It is customized for the tab back, so it has the same color and also come with the same side element. So there you have it. Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S tablet. This is the company's premium tablet, and yet, it is designed to compete directly with Apple's iPad. I'm David Carnoy, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]