Galaxy Tab S U.S. pre-orders start tomorrow

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S devices go on pre-sale tomorrow for the U.S. following an initial announcement for U.K. availability. The 10.5-inch Wi-Fi version will go for $499, and the 8.4-inch version will be $399. The LTE versions won't be ready until later this year, and only Verizon will be getting the 8.4-inch 4G Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Presales will be live online at Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Office depot, and other retailers, not to mention direct from Samsung as well.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S devices made their debut just last week alongside a variety of handy accessories thanks to a special mounting section built into the back of the device. They're running Android 4.4.2, powered by Exynos 5 Octa processor (that is, a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor and a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor), 8 megapixel cameras, and 2560 x 1600 displays on both. Check out our coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S devices below for a closer look.

How many of you guys are in the market for a new Android tablet? Does Samsung's new flagships strike your fancy enough to merit a preorder tomorrow?

More: Samsung Galaxy Tab S hands-on, Samsung Galaxy Tab S specs

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There are 30 comments

jayjay234 says:

Already preordered with office max.. they have a promotion and giving a genuine samsung book case
Can't wait to get it :p

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jonathan3579 says:

Do you have a link? I could get behind that.

jayjay234 says:

http://m.officemax.com/mt/www.officemax.com/technology/computers/tablets...

When you put into the cart, the case shows up automatically

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jonathan3579 says:

Awesome, thank you!

ctk4949 says:

You get the same thing from Samsung website. Plus you get to choose between the Book or Simple Cover.

I feel so MEH about tablets lately. I'll wait to see if Google shows anything at I/O before I pull the trigger on anything.

azsdfsd says:

Any idea when they reach middle east stores?

Anyone think this is worth $120 more than Tab Pro 8.4? I bought one of those on sale at Best Buy last week for $280 but haven't opened it yet. I think the only difference worth mentionng is the AMOLED screen and additional RAM.

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ucfgrad93 says:

If you got the Tab Pro for $280, I'd say go ahead and keep it. It is a great tablet, and you got a fantastic price on it. While the Tab S is a slight upgrade, I'd rather keep the $120.

Yeah. My only concern is that maybe Touchwiz needs the extra RAM. I do remember the floor models were a bit laggy on the home screens, but those are left powered on at all times so that might have something to do with it.

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dwd3885 says:

I have the tab pro 8.4 and I agree with you about the RAM. I am even considering getting the new one.

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jonathan3579 says:

I bought one last week as well and I'll be returning it within the next day or two. The performance isn't there (to me) and the viewing angles can be atrocious at times.

Preorders have been up for 3 days, at least on Samsung site and Amazon:
http://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy-tab-s-pre-orders-start-midnight-jun...

intrepid359 says:

WTF is up with AndroidCentral this week? First they encourage readers to buy from a known scam website, then they can't even check what they're saying before they say it... AND the answer is already available on their own site??? I think a few people need to sit down with management and have a talk...

NoNexus says:

I think it has to do with the rotating writers experiment. Either it need more definition or to be scrapped.

Ac does a great job with almost everything more more things are falling through the cracks than usual.

Could just be growing pains as well. Every successful organization goes through them

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thatguy97 says:

Ya I know I still like AC though

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dwd3885 says:

Yeah pre orders have been up since the day the tabs were announced

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I'm holding out for the new note 10.x, I just want a tablet with the s-pen.
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Also wouldn't it be nice if the note 4 had those buttons on the back to allow for the cases released with this? Excite!

intrepid359 says:

Yep, this was on Amazon yesterday morning for sure.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-8-4-Inch-Tablet-Dazzling/dp/B00KHAF...

DAS says:

The s-pen is so valuable to me in how I use a tablet (and phone) that although I want to buy this I hesitate because I keeping hoping Samsung will make an 8.4 inch tablet for the Note line to replace my aging Note 8.0.

I would have thought they would have done so with the Pro series, and was bit shocked they chose to skip it. I really like tablets and have several. I sure hope to one day get a tablet with a screen like the one on the Tab S, but with the wacom digitizer to complete the package.

NoNexus says:

http://www.samsung.com/us/guide-to-galaxy-smart-devices/galaxy-note-8-in...

I know it is only 8 and not 8.4 but they did not ignore the 8'' space

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DAS says:

Thanks for the link, but there's nothing there about a new 8.0 Note tablet. I already have the Note 8.0 listed on the site.

Dizfunctions says:

Not a fan of tablets at the moment, but this product is well done.

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AlphaWlf6 says:

Bestbuy started preorders on the 13th Ladies and Gents. Lol Just saying.

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dwd3885 says:

I'm debating between the 8.4 in the 10.5. Haven't had a bigger tablet since the iPad. When I move to Android tablet was the Nexus 7 and then the Galaxy Tab 8. Is it worth looking at a 10 inch Android tablet again?

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Waiting for LTE

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Le0_Br4zUc4 says:

I pre-ordered mine from Samsung and got the same special for free case.

I pre-ordered mine last week

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kable#AC says:

If AT&T Doesn't get the LTE 8.4 then it then hopefully an HSPA+ model comes out in Europe soon.

briaking says:

I was able to see one in person today, it was a pre-production, but it was sweet. The screen was crazy good. It looks just like the TabPro but the screen is crazy clear.

katline hunt says:

Has anyone tried - AZON DEAL DIGGER (just google it) There is a little gold box on the site that gives discount promo codes for any product on Amazon. Got my galaxy tab s for cheaper than the listed rates. Don't know how I found AZON DEAL DIGGER, was just googling. Now, I use this tool before I buy anything on Amazon.