New Delhi, 1st July, 2014 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced the launch of Galaxy Tab S, the thinnest and lightest device with Super AMOLED display, which delivers an ingenious tablet experience. This Super AMOLED tablet combines the most advanced display technology with a full range of premium content for an unrivalled entertainment experience. Available in 10.5 inch and 8.4 inch versions, the new Galaxy Tab S is powered with enhanced productivity features for effortless multitasking, all elegantly housed in a highly stylish, yet practical design.
Commenting at the launch, Mr. Asim Warsi, VP, Mobile & IT, Samsung India said, “We are excited to unveil the new Galaxy Tab S offering a dazzling display, exquisite slim design and finest performance to our Indian consumers. The technological marvel is thinnest, lightest and is equipped with Super AMOLED touchscreen. With innovation at the core of our mission to lead the tablet segment, launch of Galaxy Tab S will further propel us in this growing category and facilitate ground-breaking success.”
Super AMOLED Mobile Display – For Ultimate Entertainment
The Galaxy Tab S embodies the next evolution in mobile display technology, delivering a wider range of rich and crisp colours. Its industry-leading WQXGA (2560 x 1600, 16:10) Super AMOLED display delivers more than 90% of Adobe RGB colour coverage – expressing more colours than ever before – and has a remarkable 100,000:1 contrast ratio which provides deeper and more realistic images by making blacks darker and whites brighter.
The Galaxy Tab S also features additional Samsung screen technologies that go beyond the hardware specifications. The tablet’s Adaptive Display ensures the best visual experience anywhere, anytime by intelligently adjusting gamma, saturation and sharpness based on the application being viewed, the colour temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Pre-set professional modes – AMOLED Cinema and AMOLED Photo – also let users manually adjust the display settings for bright, dynamic results for both video and photo content.
In addition, Galaxy Tab S users can fully enjoy content clearly and easily outdoors, even in bright sunlight. The tablet’s advanced outdoor visibility technology makes on-screen content look bright, natural, and easy to view.
With its longer-lasting battery, and Ultra-Power Saving Mode, the Galaxy Tab S lets consumers enjoy hours of entertainment without having to worry about recharging.
Attractive Design and Stylish Accessories
Beautifully crafted and designed with architectural aesthetics, the Galaxy Tab S is modern and sleek. The Galaxy Tab S comes in two-display size variants - 8.4 inch and 10.5 inch. Both the Galaxy Tab S tablets are light and easy to carry, having a sleek 6.6mm profile and at only 467g (10.5 inch) and 298g (8.4 inch). The tablet is powered with enhanced productivity features for effortless multitasking, all elegantly housed in a highly stylish, yet practical design.
The Galaxy Tab S is powered by Exynos 5 Octa-core core processor for an exceptional tablet productivity and entertainment performance. Incorporating 3GB RAM and a 16GB of internal memory which is expandable to 128GB, Galaxy Tab S delivers a faster and more powerful experience. The Tablet is equipped with Android’s latest Kit-Kat operating system and has an 8 megapixel rear camera with full HD video in high quality capability and a 2.1 megapixel HD front camera.
Extending this design identity, the Galaxy Tab S offers a choice of several fashionable and practically designed custom accessories. The Book Cover accessory configures to three different display angles to provide the most comfortable position to watch videos, read or type. For users looking for the same protective structure of the Book Cover but with a slimmer design, Samsung offers the Simple Cover that offers a perfectly fitting, lightweight protection.
Premium Content Eco-System
The Galaxy Tab S is made for entertainment and comes packed with a variety of content including:
Galaxy Gifts: Samsung has teamed up with the world’s leading mobile content and service providers to offer its Galaxy Tab S users the ultimate entertainment experience through premium content and services across a wide range of industries.
- Leading the content offering is MyPlex with a pack of 100 free HD movies exclusively for the Tab S. Keeping in mind the extraordinary display of the Tab S, MyPlex has on offer the latest Hollywood blockbusters to choose from.
- Magzter has created a special bouquet of 21 leading Indian magazines with a 3 month subscription for Tab S users.
- With Samsung's strategic partnership with Marvel, Galaxy Tab S users will be able to access over 15,000 Marvel Comics through 3 months of unlimited free membership to Marvel’s “Marvel Unlimited” app.
- Kindle for Samsung: Exclusively for Samsung customers, and customised for the Galaxy Tab S, users will receive a free book every month through Samsung Book Deals, plus the ultimate e-reading experience with access to a vast selection of e-books in the Kindle store.
- Samsung has also partnered with Google Play, Google’s online digital entertainment store offering apps, games, music, movies, books and magazines. To get Galaxy Tab S users started, Samsung and Google Play are offering several gifts: access to a range of movie and entertainment content, including the Warner Bros. Academy Award winning movie “Gravity” as well as a variety of books and magazines from top publishers through the “My Library" widget.
The Galaxy Experience - Productivity Features That Help You Multitask
The Galaxy Tab S delivers an unmatched selection of enhanced productivity and security features that provide users with the ability to effortlessly and safely multitask. While the Tab S has calling built in, users can also make and receive calls directly from their phone(currently supporting the Galaxy S5) to their Galaxy Tab S, anywhere at home, no matter where their phone is with the Call Forwarding feature via SideSync 3.0. The Galaxy Tab S also allows consumers to truly multitask, enabling them to surf the web, watch videos, share content and make calls simultaneously without having to worry about closing out of one to access another.
Additional useful features include a ‘Multi User Mode’ that enables up to 8 users to create their own personal optimised profile, safe and convenient access with a built-in ‘Fingerprint Scanner,’ and a specially designed ‘Kids’ Mode’ with its own dedicated interface and kid-friendly applications.
As part of its introductory offer, all Samsung Galaxy Tab S consumers will get 9GB of free data from Reliance Communications, which can be used on 3G or 2G. In addition, consumers will also get free access to a library of more than 1000 movies through BigFlix for 3 months on the Reliance Communications connection*.
Pre-booking the Tab S
The Tab S can be experienced & pre-booked at select stores across India. There is also a special offer from Samsung to all customers who pre-book the tablet at the Samsung India E-Store or at specified preview outlets where the Tab S is on display to be experienced. As per the offer, all consumers buying the Tab S by pre-booking it between 1st to 11th July stand to receive a free book cover accessory.
The power packed Galaxy Tab S range will be available in India from mid-July 2014 at a Market Operating Price (MOP) of INR. 37,800/- for 8.4 inch & INR. 44,800/- for 10.5 inch variant. Offered in Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity options, the new Tab S series will be available in two colour options, Titanium Bronze and Dazzling White.
About Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.