The Samsung Galaxy Tab S has leaked in full ahead of its official unveiling later on this evening.
We’re all gearing up for Samsung’s ‘Tab into colour’ event, which is being held in New York at midnight UK time. But it seems as if there will be few surprises reserved for the show – at least on the hardware front.
Dependable internet tipster @evleaks has just posted a complete splurge of details for the high-end Samsung Tab S tablet, which tonight’s event is dedicated to.
Much of it we already knew, or at least suspected. But here’s what the leak contains, anyway.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S will come in both 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch guises, both with a 2560 x 1600 WQXGA resolution. Interestingly, there’s no information on the type of screen we’ll be receiving, so we’ll still be watching eagerly to see if Samsung really has managed to lay on a whopping great super-sharp AMOLED display.
They’ll be powered along by either Samsung’s latest custom Exynos processor (quad-core, 1.9GHz) or a Qualcomm Snapdragon equivalent (quad-core, 2.3GHz), the distribution of which we presume will depend on the market, as with previous Samsung devices.
This will be backed by 3GB of RAM in both cases, and internal storage will come in either 16GB or 32GB specs. A microSD slot will allow that to be expanded by up to 128GB.
Samsung is known for fitting its top-end tablets with decent cameras, and the Galaxy Tab S range will be no different. We’re expecting an 8-megapixel rear snapper and a 2.1-megapixel front one.
The 10.5-inch Tab S will contain a 7900mAh battery, while the 8.4-inch model will have a smaller 4900mAh equivalent.
As we’ve mentioned in the past, perhaps the Samsung Galaxy Tab S range’s defining feature will be its thinness. Both versions will be just 6.6mm thick, which will make the 7.5mm iPad mini 2 Retina seem like a bit of a fatty.
Meanwhile, at 465g, the Wi-Fi-only 10-inch model will be ever so slightly lighter than the iPad Air. The 294g 8.4-inch model will be quite a bit lighter than the 331g iPad mini 2. There’ll also be 4G LTE versions that add a few grams to each model.
Android 4.4 KitKat will be preinstalled on both, naturally, and both will come in dark or light colour schemes (which presumably means black or white).
So there you have it. The almost-full specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S range. We’ll be on hand at tonight’s live event to see if they all hold true, as well as to report on any extra delights that Samsung might have up its sleeve.
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