Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

Holding out for the LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5? Your wait is about to come to an end, as Sprint has announced that it will be offering the LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab S 10.5 from September 12.

The LTE version of the tablet features Qualcomm's 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) SoC in lieu of the Exynos Octa SoC that is seen on the Wi-Fi only version. Others specs remain the same, which include a 10.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD slot that can accommodate 128 GB SD cards, 8 MP camera at the back, 2 MP shooter at the front, Wi-Fi ac, a 7900 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Sprint is offering the Titanium Bronze color variant of the tablet.

The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will be available for $649, with monthly plans starting at $27. Users also have the option of choosing data-only monthly plans for the tablet, which include 1GB for $14.99; 3GB for $34.99; 6GB for $49.99; 12GB for $79.99; and 30GB for $109.99.

Would any of you be interested in picking this up?


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Sprint launching LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab S 10.5 next week


I can't see the performance being all that great with a SD 800 and such a high resolution. I mean, look at how the G3 suffers from the SD 801.

Have you tried playing games on it? Hell, the device can drop frames and stutter from basic homescreen panning. I had a G3 for a few days and while I think it's a good device, it could greatly benefit from a more powerful CPU/GPU.

G launcher or Nova instantly fixed whatever lag that was apparent from stock. 801 CPU is perfectly capable of running smoothly with its high res screen.

Exactly! My S4 uses the Snapdragon 600, and I use Go Launcher, it runs plenty smooth.

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That's a good point....i have the tab S 10.5 and there is definately transition animation studder, this is more because the Mali-t628 gpu has issues with the 2k display, causing a lower fps....the octocore processor is blazing fast though.... and ya, there is definately transition studder on the G3

I'd be willing to bet that the sd 800 and adreno 330 will perform slightly better when it comes to transition animation studder though. I curious to find out though

150 dollars MORE than the price of the WiFi-only 16GB version? Wow! Plus a monthly plan! I think you're better off buying a WiFi model and just using your phone as a hotspot; even then will the extra data you might need come in cheaper.

I rather just buy the wifi version and use my phones hotspot which is rooted. That's just a lot of money a month.

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It should be interesting to see what the on-contract prices will look like. Sprint's iPads only get discounted by $100 with a 2 yr agreement, but the current lineup of less expensive Android tablets (Tab 3, Optik 2) are discounted up to $300. With this being about the same price as an iPad, I wonder which pricing structure they'll follow.