There’s been a lot of rumble lately on Samsung’s schemes to possibly issue an “ultra-high-end” variant of the Galaxy S5 smartphone, but while we were looking the other way, it seems the Koreans nearly wrapped up production on an ultra-high-end tablet pair.
Wait, weren’t the Galaxy Tab Pros and Note Pro 12.2 supposed to be Sammy’s premium slates this year? Well, yeah, but there’s always room for (slightly) better, zippier, better-looking, higher-end. And that’s exactly where the purported Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 fall under.
They’re clearly not leaps-and-bounds-ahead types of upgrades over the Tab Pro 8.4 and 10.1, yet add plenty of improvements in the mix to make a few waves. Namely, they’ll allegedly sport Super AMOLED displays with mind-blowing 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolutions and support fingerprint recognition.
The two should also pack octa-core Exynos 5 chips comprised of four 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, 3 GB RAM (each), 8 MP/2.1 MP dual cameras, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE connectivity, as well as Android 4.4 KitKat on the software side of things, likely spiced with the spanking new Magazine UX.
Pretty impressive and, presumably, expensive as hell. If only Samsung would implement fingerprint scanning better than on the GS5 and, yeah it’s a long shot, launch the Galaxy Tab S line with optional keyboard docking stations. That way, they’d really be able to replace conventional desktop PCs and laptops.
Via [Sam Mobile]