In a surprisingly hurried fashion, Samsung Malaysia has brought its latest tablet to Malaysia – the GALAXY Tab S. Its lightest and thinnest tablet to date, the GALAXY Tab S debuted in New York City just last week. The premium tablet features the most advanced display technology ever seen on a tablet, powered by an octa-core processor and elegantly packaged in a stylish, premium shell.
The new tablet comes in two sizes – 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch, both totting identical WQXGA (2560 x 1600, 16:10) Super AMOLED display – a energy efficient, super bright and sharp display technology. Its groundbreaking 100,000:1 contrast ratio brings highly realistic images. With Adaptive Display technology, it adjusts gamma, saturation and sharpness based on a current running app, and the colour temperature of the environment and ambient lighting.
Both versions of the GALAXY Tab S have a super slim 6.6mm profile and weigh an incredible 465g (10.5-inch) and 294g (8.4-inch) respectively. The back panel has a premium faux leather feel, perforated like the GALAXY S5.
The GALAXY Tab S comes packed with the Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 quad-core + 1.3Ghz quad-core) processor, coupled with a whopping 3GB RAM complements 16 GB internal memory, with an option to expand to 128GB via microSD. The 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch GALAXY Tab S include 4,900mAh and 7,900mAh batteries respectively.
Like the GALAXY S5, the tablet also includes a built-in fingerprint scanner. The GALAXY Tab S runs the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.
Samsung is bringing in only the 4G LTE versions of the GALAXY Tab S at this juncture.
Premium exclusive content for Malaysia
With the GALAXY Tab S, Samsung is making available exclusive content for customers.
- Free 12-month subscription to eight lifestyle magazine titles from SPH Magazines worth RM1,920.
- Free 6-month subscription to Star e-paper worth RM150
- Free 500 songs from My GALAXY Music, available within 6-month period
- Preloaded GALAXY Life app – source of personalised, curated and exclusive content with over 120 offers and deals from 50 partners.
There’s plenty more freebies including free movies, free apps and free games.
New premium accessories
Accessories just like content is an integral part of owning a tablet, and with that Samsung has introduced some stylish accessories to go with the Tab S. The Book Cover provides three different display angles while giving protection to the tablet. A simpler no-frills version is called a Simple Cover – lightweight and slimmer. The Bluetooth Keyboard is an ultraslim keyboard designed for the Tab S, that also includes a clasp for protection.
Pricing and availability
The Samsung GALAXY Tab S 8.4-inch retails for RM1,699, while the 10.5-inch version retails for RM1,999. Available in Titanium Bronze and Dazzling White. Both will be available from 11 July onwards from all Samsung Stores and authorised resellers.