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Galaxy Tab S Specs Leak Out Ahead of Announcement

June 12, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

As today is June 12th, Samsung fans and those on the lookout for a new tablet will no doubt be waiting to hear all about the new Galaxy Tab S tablets that we’re expecting to be announced later on. Those waiting to see just exactly what Samsung is going to announce might not have to wait any longer as the infamous @evleaks has leaked what appears to be the complete spec sheet for the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch tablets that should be hitting shelves later on this year.

At the heart of the Galaxy Tab S line appears to be either Samsung’s own Exynos Octa-Core CPU which features a pairing of 4 1.9GHz CPUs and 4 1.3GHz CPUs or a Snapdragon at 2.3 Ghz with 3GB of RAM. It’s interesting that @evleaks hasn’t named these processors completely, but we’re expecting a Snapdragon 801 to be used in LTE variants and a Samsung Exynos 5420 for the WiFi-only models. The devices will be available in either 16 or 32GB models with expandable storage and 8.1-megapixel and 2.1-megapixel cameras. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 are said to feature 4,900 and 7,900 mAh batteries, respectively and come in at 6.6mm thick.

That all-important resolution of 2560 x 1600 has been confirmed here, and we’re sure the AMOLED displays will really pop at such high resolution. Android 4.4 KitKat has been listed by @evleaks here and we’re sure that Samsung has packed some exclusive software features to go along with the fingerprint sensor and those curious buttons that we noticed around the back of the two tablets in leaked images. We’ll find out later on whether or not these specs ring true, and whether or not the Galaxy Tab S line will feature the absolute best tablets that Samsung has ever released.

With so many tablets already on sale – with the Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Tab Pro, and Galaxy Note lines – Samsung will have a tricky time pricing these new tablets. How much more expensive than the Galaxy Tab Pro line will they be? Will they cost more than Samsung’s 12.2-inch options? We’ll have to wait and see, but it seems Samsung has enough tablets for 2014 and beyond at this point.