Earlier this week, we've heard that Samsung's long-rumored AMOLED tablet will be called the Galaxy Tab S. The Wi-Fi only tablet will be available in two variants: one with an 8.4-inch screen size and the other with a 10.5-inch screen. While there wasn't any actual information as to what the device might look like, a set of leaked images posted by SamMobile today reveal that the Galaxy Tab S features a similar textured back pattern as the Galaxy S5.
From the image, we can make out that the front of the Galaxy Tab S is similar to that of the Galaxy Tab Pro, with a home button at the center flanked by a multitasking button on the left and a back button on the right. The bezel size also seems to be lesser on the Galaxy Tab S when compared to the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. While the home button on the tablet does not look any different from other Galaxy tablets, it is said to feature a fingerprint scanner, through which users will be able to unlock the tablet, login to multiple accounts, authenticate PayPal purchases and more.
Hardware specs of the Galaxy Tab S include a 10.5-inch 2560 × 1600 AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 5420 SoC with four 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores, 3 GB RAM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IR blaster, GPS/GLONASS and LTE connectivity. The tablet will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and feature Samsung's TouchWiz Magazine UX user interface.
The back of the tablet is where there is a more radical change, as the Galaxy Tab S features a perforated design. On a 10.5-inch tablet, the design does not look as gaudy as it does on the Galaxy S5. It looks like Samsung is intent on bringing its flagship device designs onto its tablets, as the Galaxy Tab Pro line featured the faux-leather back that was originally seen on the Galaxy Note 3. The image of the tablet also reveals two dots on either side, which SamMobile claims are proprietary connectors for Samsung's upcoming book cover.
It is unclear as to where the Galaxy Tab S would fit in. The Galaxy Tab Pro series and the Galaxy Note Pro have only launched earlier this year, so it does not make much sense for the manufacturer to launch yet another high-end tablet so soon.
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