Here comes the Tab S

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TECHNOLOGY - By CHONG JINN XIUNG bytz@thes­tar.com.my

In LeSS than two weeks af­ter un­veil­ing the Tab S in new york, Sam­sung has launched its flag­ship tablet here.

The Tab S is the world’s first an­droid tablet to fea­ture an amoled (ac­tive ma­trix light emit­ting diode) dis­play which de­liv­ers a wider colour range and deeper con­trasts, Sam­sung claims.

It will be avail­able in two sizes — 10.5in and 8.4in — and re­gard­less of which model you pick, both will have an ul­tra-thin pro­file of 6.6mm.

The tablet is pow­ered by an eight-core pro­ces­sor and runs on the lat­est ver­sion of an­droid called kitkat. It will have fea­tures unique to Sam­sung de­vices such as Multi Win­dow for run­ning mul­ti­ple apps si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

Tab S also has a fin­ger­print sen­sor, an­other first for a tablet. This fea­ture will al­low up to eight users to share the tablet, as each per­son will be able to have his or her own home­screen and apps.

If you own the com­pany’s other Galaxy smart­phone such as the S5, S4 or note 3, you will be able to mir­ror it on the Tab S.

This will al­low you to an­swer calls from the Galaxy S smart­phone on your Tab S, as well as trans­fer files from one de­vice to an­other with­out us­ing ca­bles.

It also has a Re­mote pC func­tion for con­nect­ing the tablet to your pC while on the move and Quick­Con­nect fea­ture for dis­cov­er­ing de­vices within the tablet’s WiFi, Blue­tooth and nFC range.

For shoot­ing pho­tos and record­ing videos, the Tab S has a front-fac­ing 2-megapixel cam­era and a rear 8-megapixel unit.

The Galaxy Tab S will be hit­ting store shelves next month, with the 10.5in model go­ing for RM1,999 and the 8.4in for RM1,699.

Mod­els pos­ing with Sam­sung’s Galaxy Tab S, which comes in two sizes — 10.5in and 8.4in.

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