We've heard rumors for some time suggesting Samsung was in the process of developing high-resolution AMOLED displays for its tablets and today we're hearing similar information accompanied by a name. According to the folks at SamMobile, the Galaxy Tab S will be packing a 2560x1600 AMOLED display, an Exynos 5 Octa CPU and the fingerprint scanner seen in the Galaxy S5.

Also sitting with previous rumors is that the purported Galaxy Tab S will come in two sizes – 8.4- and 10.5-inches. The fingerprint scanner is said to be embedded in the home button as on the Galaxy S5 and will pack the same feature set as on the phone, too. Other purported specs are 3GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera and an IR Blaster. It's said to resemble the Galaxy Tab 4 line and run Android 4.4.2 KitKat as with Samsung's other current devices.

SamMobile's tipsters also claim that cellular versions of the tablet have been dropped for now and that it will come in white and grey. Beyond the usual rumor disclaimers, we should also consider where a tablet such as this would sit in Samsung's lineup. At CES the Galaxy Tab Pro was introduced as a premium offering, and aside from a few apparent hardware differences it's tough to see where the Galaxy Tab S would slot in.

Source: SamMobile


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Samsung AMOLED tablet rumors resurface with the Galaxy Tab S moniker


"...cellular versions of the tablet have been dropped for now and that it will come in white and grey"
Is that mean they will have 4G/LTE versions or not?

It means that the cellular versions of the tablet have been dropped for now. Meaning no, there won't be because Samsung has dropped them from the lineup

This is going to be my upgrade from Nexus 10! Finally a tablet with AMOLED display...

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I'm I the only person that doesn't like AMOLED? Always off white, can't see at all in sunlight, dull backlight and image burn in. All those problems not experienced with LCD.

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The sunlight is likely minimized by average tablet usage scenarios. Dull backlight is NOT an issue on the Note 3 or GS5 (but I will admit was a major issue in years past). I've never had a device long enough to experience burn-in but I know a guy with a 3 year old Droid Charge that he passed down to his kids and it still looks decent enough.

I'm just looking forward to an 8.4 premium tablet with 3GB RAM. USB 3.0 and 32GB internal storage would make it perfect.

I had temporary image burn in on the Samsung Jet. Never since with 3 different generations. I have image burn in on my current IPS PC display and LCD telly (an annoying line from the top of the on-screen guide. There is no back-light on OLED, which is the whole point of the tech. No clouding, no edge bleeding, perfect contrast. Things you actually enjoy no matter what you're doing with that display. =)

Just see the S5, amoled will always be superior for media and everyday use. With Samsung display modes even rgp purists can use it.

Just so expensive, can't wait to buy an am(oled) TV when they get more affordable.

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Do you have Galaxy S 2? Lol. Last time i checked, recent AMOLEDs are brighter than LCDs. Also AMOLED does not suffer from light bleeding. I have A Nexus 5 and it has some hideous light bleed. No kidding.
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I used to prefer it but high end IPS displays have caught up in my opinion so now it's just down to price and personal preference. As long as the display is laminated to the glass and there is no light bleed I would take a cheaper IPS tablet over an AMOLED at the same resolution. The blacks on my 2013 Nexus 7 look just as good as the blacks on my OG Galaxy S so I am thrilled.

I also feel Amoled Screens are Superior to LCD.. My OG Note had a beautiful deep black screen and brilliant colors..
Sometimes I wish I'd kept that phone... :-)

Not having Smoked in the current Galaxy Tab 8.1 was a selling point for me. With the screen always on I don't worry about burn in with the current offering. The Amoled screens look nice at the beginning but my experience at least with Samsung devices is like people that beauty is fading over time.

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