Galaxy Tab S

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Pricing Revealed Before Launch

May 23, 2014 - Written By Cory McNutt


Samsung has made it quite clear that they want to rule over all products Apple – not just in the smartphone category, but they have an especially deep-rooted desire to be number one in the tablet arena as well.  Samsung has already released their fair share of tablets recently with their Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Tab Pro and the Galaxy Tab 4 series.  However, that does not seem to be enough for Samsung, as they are getting ready to launch another pair of tablets – the Galaxy Tab S series in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch variants.  What will be unique about the Tab S series is they will include a Super AMOLED display with a high resolution of 2560 x 1600.  This will be the first time since the old Honeycomb days that Samsung launched a tablet – the expensive Galaxy Tab 7.7 – with an AMOLED display.

Thanks to our source and the Finnish retailer, Multitronic, we can see what the European pricing is on these two Galaxy Tab S tablets.  The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (SM-T800), which made the FCC rounds a couple of weeks ago, will retail for about $769 – that is about $100 more when compared to the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1.  The new Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Wi-Fi is going for approximately $615, which is about $70 more than the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.

Besides the 2560 x 1600 resolution Super AMOLED displays, the Galaxy Tab S series are rumored to use the Exynos Octa-Core 5420 processors with 3GB of RAM, 8MP main cameras and 2.1MP front-facing cameras for video chatting and the occasional selfie.  They are also to come with a fingerprint scanner for added security and for making purchases via PayPal. Because of a new modem from Intel, we expect to see the Exynos processor in both the Wi-Fi and LTE versions of the tablet. Of course, both will be running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box…but all shall be revealed this June 12 at the “Galaxy Premier” Press Event.

Please jump on our Google+ Page and let us know what you think about these two new tablets with AMOLED displays – are they on your radar or are you happy with the current displays or waiting for the next Nexus 8…as always, we would love to hear from you.

Galaxy Tab S Listing