Galaxy Tab S finger scanner

Samsung's upcoming tablet series, the Galaxy Tab S, will allegedly feature a fingerprint scanner that is similar in functionality to the one used in the Galaxy S5. In addition to the fingerprint scanner, the tablets will come with a battery saver mode that debuted on the Samsung's latest flagship, called Ultra Power Saving Mode.

The firmware for the 10.5-inch Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab S (SM-T800) was leaked earlier today, which contained information regarding the fingerprint sensor and the battery saver mode. The tablets have not been officially confirmed by Samsung yet, but the South Korean manufacturer has sent out invites for a media event centred around tablets on June 12, which is when the Galaxy Tab S series will likely be unveiled.

The Galaxy Tab S series will be the first tablet series from Samsung to feature AMOLED displays, if the rumors are to be believed. The leaks point to three variants: 8.4-inch, 10.5-inch and a gargantuan 13.3-inch offering. While there isn't any official information at this stage, the tablets are rumoured to be high-end offerings and are said to feature Samsung's upcoming Exynos 5420 octa-core SoC and a textured back that is similar to that of the Galaxy S5.

If you're interested in checking out the Galaxy Tab S user interface from the leaked firmware, head over to the source link. What are your thoughts on the Galaxy Tab S range? Is a 13.3-inch tablet something that would interest you?

Source: SamMobile


Reader comments

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S tablets will allegedly come with a fingerprint scanner


But Samsungs fingerprint scanner is a lot worse imo. On a tablet though it seems more conventional. Not like I'd use a tablet with one hand right?

Posted via Android Central App

He's talking about the principle of it not the quality of the fingerprint sensor

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 or Samsung galaxy S5

I have used it quite a bit, always worked no problem. Apples is better though. But I was talking about the principle of implementation.

I've used it a bit I turned it off though it doesn't work that well for me but I've heard it varies a lot for ppl

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 or Samsung galaxy S5

Samsungs sensor is really for 2 handed use especially on a large phone. If you hold with 1 hand and swipe with the other the accuracy is very good. On a phone you don't always have both hands free which is where it can be a problem, if it was a smaller phone it probably wouldn't be that difficult with 1 hand. This sensor should be fine on a tablet as your always going to be using 2 hands. Apples sensor is better no doubt but the s5 If used the ways its tech works it's actually quite good.
Posted via Android Central App using galaxy s4

I usually use my phone with 2 hands anyway, so it's not a problem for me

Posted via Android Central App

Luckily for me I've mastered using it with one hand. Pretty much always works the first time.

Posted via Android Central App

From what I've heard, the iPhone finger print scanner varies quite a bit for people, too. I know a few people for whom it works great, but I also know a few who complain that it never works. I think the technology just isn't quite there, yet. Maybe in another year or two.