SAMSUNG REPORTEDLY is planning to launch a tablet with a 2560x1600 AMOLED screen and a built-in fingerprint sensor later this year, under the Galaxy Tab S series branding.
That's according to Sammobile, which reports that Samsung is planning to release 8.4in and 10.5in Galaxy Tab S devices that will boast WQXGA 2560x1600 AMOLED screens, making them the first tablets to do so. The tablets also will be the first to feature a built-in fingerprint sensor, if the leak is to be believed, with Samsung reportedly set to equip them both with a sensor similar to that found on the Galaxy S5 smartphone, adding an extra layer of security to the devices.
There's also talk that the tablets will feature Samsung's homegrown octa-core Exynos 5 chip, using ARM's Big.little technology which will equip the tablets with four 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores. The devices also likely will run Google's Android 4.4.2 Kitkat mobile operating system out of the box, which Samsung no doubt will skin with its custom Touchwiz user interface.
That's not all the extensive leak reveals, either, as it's also been revealed that Samsung's Galaxy Tab S devices will boast dual 8MP and 2MP cameras, a built-in IR blaster, DLNA and Bluetooth 4.0. The tablets look set to be made available in both WiFi and 4G LTE models when they debut later in the year.
The Galaxy Tab S series reportedly will look a lot like Samsung's latest Tab 4 lineup, but will be thinner and lighter as the firm looks to challenge the iPad Air and Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. They will feature the same textured design as the Galaxy S5, according to the leak, and will be available in white and grey models.
There's no word on pricing and availability yet, and Samsung has yet to comment on the rumours. µ
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