Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with AMOLED display smiles for the camera in first leaked pictures
Only a few days ago we got the full details on Samsung’s upcoming AMOLED tablets – both named Galaxy Tab S. The Korean company has long been rumored to get back into the AMOLED tablet making business, following the sole such product it ever released, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from 2011.
The Galaxy Tab S leak from the beginning of this week brought us both tablets’ full specs, but unfortunately the information wasn’t accompanied by any pictures. Though if you’ve been anxious to see what these tablets will look like, you’ll be happy to know that the first couple of images showing one of them have leaked today.
What you see above is the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. As is obvious from its name, it will feature a 10.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen, with the resolution of 2,560×1,600. Other leaked specs include an octa-core Samsung Exynos 5420 processor with four ARM Cortex-A15 cores clocked at up to 1.9 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at up to 1.3 GHz, a 6-core Mali T628 GPU with 533 MHz clock speed, 3 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear camera with 1080p Full HD video recording, a 2.1 MP front camera, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, an IR blaster, and the same fingerprint scanner as seen in the Galaxy S5 smartphone.
That sensor is embedded in the Home button, though this fact isn’t obvious in the images above. Both the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 as well as the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 that will accompany it on the market shall run Android 4.4 KitKat from the moment they launch. And it looks like Samsung’s Magazine UX that debuted on the Galaxy Tab Pro tablets that were announced in January is present too. This fact was only confirmed today through these leaked photos.
The fingerprint sensor will have the same functionality as the one that debuted in the Galaxy S5, meaning you’ll be able to use it to pay for stuff via PayPal in addition to unlocking your tablet. Furthermore, it will be paired with Android’s multi-user support for tablets to allow multiple people to register their fingerprints and use them to unlock the device straight into their own ‘zone’ with their apps and settings and whatnot.
The design of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is highly reminiscent of that of the Tab Pro 10.1, with one significant difference – the faux leather back cover that was introduced by the Galaxy Note 3 phablet last year is gone, and in its place we see a dotted design that’s very similar to what we have on the Galaxy S5.
It’s still unclear when we’ll see the Tab S line in stores, but it can’t be long now. We’ll keep you posted.