Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab S

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced the launch of the GALAXY Tab S, Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet to date. Designed to enrich daily tasks, the GALAXY Tab S is the latest addition to the category, offering an incomparable viewing experience.

This Super AMOLED tablet combines the most advanced display technology with a full range of premium content for an unrivalled LED entertainment experience. The GALAXY Tab S is also powered with enhanced productivity features for effortless multitasking, all elegantly housed in a highly stylish, yet practical design.

“The tablet is becoming a popular personal viewing device for enjoying content, which makes the quality of the display a critical feature,” said Justin Hume, Director of Product and Integrated Mobile at Samsung Electronics SA.

“With the launch of the GALAXY Tab S, Samsung is setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry. It will provide consumers with an experience that brings colours to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device.”

Samsung was recently named the number one Tablet brand for a second consecutive year at the TGI Icon Brand Awards. TGI celebrates those brands that are successful in breaking through the diverse South African consumer landscape.

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Turn up the colour with the industry’s best mobile display – super AMOLED
The GALAXY Tab S embodies the next evolution in mobile display technology, delivering a wider range of rich and crisp colours. Its industry-leading WQXGA (2560×1600, 16:10), super AMOLED display delivers more than 90% of Adobe RGb colour coverage, expressing more colours than ever before and has a remarkable 100 000:1 contrast ratio, which provides deeper and more realistic images by making blacks darker and whites brighter.

The device also features additional Samsung screen technologies that go beyond the hardware specifications. The tablet’s adaptive display ensures the best visual experience anywhere, anytime by intelligently adjusting gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application being viewed, the colour temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Pre-set professional modes – AMOLED Cinema and AMOLED Photo – also let users manually adjust the display settings for bright, dynamic results for both video and photo content.

In addition, GALAXY Tab S users can fully enjoy content clearly and easily outdoors, even in bright sunlight. The tablet’s advanced outdoor visibility technology makes on-screen content look bright, natural, and easy to view.

Since Super AMOLED technology doesn’t require a backlight, the GALAXY Tab S consumes less energy than comparative LCD displays while maintaining a very portable design. Both models have a sleek 6.6mm profile and at only 465g (10.5-inch) and 294g (8.4-inch)*, they are light and easy to carry. With its longer-lasting battery and Ultra Power Saving Mode, which switches the screen to greyscale therefore saving power through the OLED screen – the GALAXY Tab S lets consumers enjoy hours of entertainment without having to worry about recharging.

* Device weights are measured with WIFI only version of GALAXY Tab S 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch

Premium Content Eco-System
The GALAXY Tab S is made for entertainment and comes packed with a variety of content:

* “Papergarden” – Samsung’s magazine service – debuts on the GALAXY Tab S. An optimised viewing environment for digitally interactive magazines, users will be able to view a wide range of popular magazines with vivid and true-to-life colours.

* GALAXY Gifts – Samsung has teamed up with more than 30 of the world’s leading mobile content and service providers to offer users the ultimate home, work and play entertainment experience through premium content and services across a wide range of industries, including – access to over 15 000 Marvel Comics through 3 months of unlimited free membership to Marvel’s “Marvel Unlimited” app; Kindle for Samsung – Exclusively for Samsung customers and customised for the Tab S, consumers will receive a free book every month through Samsung Book Deals, providing the ultimate e-reading experience with access to a vast selection of e-books in the Kindle store.

* Samsung has also partnered with Google Play, Google’s online digital entertainment store, to offer apps, games, music, movies, books and magazines. To get started, Samsung and Google Play are offering several gifts – access to a range of movie and entertainment content, including the Warner Bros, Academy Award winning movie “Gravity”; as well a variety of books and magazines from top publishers through the “My Library” widget.

Furthermore, users can now enjoy Netflix, available in high definition for the first time for GALAXY users in select countries.
Stylish Form Factor and Practical Accessories
Beautifully crafted and designed with architectural aesthetics, the GALAXY Tab S is modern and sleek. Extending this design identity, the device offers a choice of several fashionable and practically designed custom accessories. The Book Cover accessory configures to three different display angles to provide the most comfortable position to watch videos, read or type. For users looking for the same protective structure of the Book Cover but with a slimmer design, Samsung offers the Simple Cover with a perfectly fitting, lightweight protection. The Bluetooth Keyboard is a new, ergonomically designed ultra-slim accessory produced specifically for the GALAXY Tab S, which perfectly pairs the device and keyboard, with a clasp for better protection.

The GALAXY Experience – Multitasking Productivity Features
The GALAXY Tab S delivers an unmatched selection of enhanced productivity and security features that provide users with the ability to effortlessly and safely multitask. Users can make and receive calls directly from their phone to their GALAXY Tab S, anywhere, no matter where their phone is, with the Call Forwarding feature via SideSync 3.0. The GALAXY Tab S also allows consumers to truly multitask, enabling them to surf the web, watch videos, share content and make calls simultaneously without having to worry about closing one feature to access another. With Quick Connect, consumers can quickly find and connect to nearby devices, for easy content sharing. These features are all available on both WiFi and LTE versions.

Additional useful features include a ‘Multi User Mode’ that enables users to create their own personal optimised profile, providing safe and convenient access with a built-in ‘Fingerprint Scanner,’ and a specially designed ‘Kids’ Mode’ with its own dedicated interface and kid-friendly applications.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab S will come in a variety of connectivity options: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and LTE, available in 16/32Gb* + MicroSD (up to 128Gb). Users can also choose between the 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch versions, in Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White.

“It gives us great pleasure to be in a position to offer our customers the very best in viewing experience. With this richer, lighter and more immersive Tab S, we are delivering the most advanced mobile display, whilst on the go,” concludes Hume.

The Tab S is available through Samsung Experience Stores, leading retailers and local operators.
Suggested retail price:
Tab S 8.4-inch: RRP R 8 500
Tab S 10.5-inch: RRP R 9 999

For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com / m.samsungmobilepress.com

GALAXY Tab S 8.4-inch Product Specifications

Category – Specifications
Network – LTE : 800/ 900/ 1800/ 2600+850/ 2100
3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900
Processor – Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore*
Display – 8.4” 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED
OS – Android Kitkat (4.4)
Camera / Flash – 8MP w/ LED Flash + 2.1MP Full HD
Video – H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Recording : FHD(1920 x 1080) @ 30fps
Playback: WQHD (2560×1440) @ 30fps
Audio – MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Content Services / Applications – Papergarden, Professional pack, Multi-user mode, SideSync 3.0, Gear & Gear Fit Manager
Free Downloadable apps – Group Play, S-Note, S Translator, Samsung Link, Scrapbook, Story Album, Video Editor
– Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Level, E-meeting, Kids Mode, Kids Piano(Ding Dong Tap), S-Console, Hanshow, Hancell, Hanwrite
Google Mobile Services – Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube, Google+, Hangouts, Play books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Drive, Google setting, Photos
Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, IrLED
GPS – GPS, GLONASS, Beidou(not supported in USA, Canada)
Sensor – Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGb Sensor
*Proximity Sensor (only LTE version)
Memory – 3Gb (RAM) + 16/32Gb internal memory
microSD up to 128Gb
Dimension / Weight – 125.6 x 212.8 x 6.6mm, 294g (WiFi) /298g (LTE)
Battery – 4,900mAh

GALAXY Tab S 10.5-inch Product Specifications

Category – Specifications
Network – LTE : 800/ 900/ 1800/ 2600+850/ 2100
3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900
Processor – Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Quadcore *
Display – 10.5” 2560×1600(WQXGA) Super AMOLED
OS – Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Camera / Flash – 8MP w/ Flash LED + 2.1M Full HD
Video – H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Recording : FHD(1920 x 1080) @ 30fps
Playback: WQHD (2560×1440) @ 30fps
Audio – MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Content Services / Applications – Papergarden, Professional pack, Multi-user mode, Sidesync 3.0, Gear & Gear Fit Manager
Free Downloadable apps – Group Play, S-Note, S Translator, Samsung Link, Scrapbook, Story Album, Video Editor
– Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Level, E-meeting, Kids Mode, Kids Piano(Ding Dong Tap), S-Console, Hanshow, Hancell, Hanwrite
Google Mobile Services – Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube, Google+, Hangouts, Play books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Drive, Google setting, Photos
Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, IrLED
GPS – GPS, GLONASS, Beidou(not supported in USA, Canada)
Sensor – Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGb Sensor
Memory – 3Gb (RAM) + 16/32Gb internal memory
microSD up to 128Gb
Dimension / Weight – 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm , 465g(Wifi)/ 467g(LTE)
Battery – 7,900mAh
* The services listed above may not be available in all regions and features may vary by region.
Also, service provider may change the name and/or value of its application at any time.
* Processors may differ by region or operators
**All functionality, features, services, applications, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

GALAXY Gifts:
• Services – Offers
• Asphalt 8 – Free car pack item (Worth of $20)
• Bitcasa – 3 months subscription of 1TB Storage
• Bloomberg Businessweek+ – 12 months trial subscription
• Box – 50Gb for 6 months
• Blurb – $5 coupon
• Cisco WebEX Meetings – 6 month free subscription and unlimited meetings
• Colossatron – Free game download plus 60 Power Orbs (Worth of $5.99)
• Conde Nast Magazines – Free special editions of Vogue, GQ and more
• Cut the Rope 2 – Free in-game items (Worth of $15)
• Dropbox – 50Gb of included space for 2 years (100Gb for $99/year)
• Easilydo – 6 months trial subscription
• Evernote – Premium Service for 1 year
• Family Guy – Premium in-game credit (Worth of $15)
• Fruit Ninja – Free game download plus 10 000 Starfruits (Worth of $5.99)
• Hancom Office – Documents on-the-go for Android
• Kindle for Samsung – Samsung Book Deals; One free book per month
• Learn English – Voxy – 3 months trial subscription of Premium English Training Course
• LinkedIn – LinkedIn Premium – Business account for 3 months
• LIVESPORT.TV* – 6 months trial subscription
• Marvel Unlimited – 3 months trial subscription of Marvel Unlimited digital comics
• Paypal – Paypal Merchant discounts and special offers (Worth of $50)
• Pocket – 6 months trial premium subscription
• Real Player Cloud – 6 months trial of 100Gb ‘Gold’ Subscription
• Remote PC – 2 year trial subscription
• The Economist – 6 months trial subscription
• The Wall Street Journal – 6 months trial subscription
• The Washington Post – 6 months trial subscription
• The New York Times – 12 weeks trial digital subscription
• Workout Trainer – 6-month trial of premium service

Disclaimer: The services listed above may not be available in all regions and features may vary by region.
Also, service provider may change the name and/or value of its application at any time.

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