Earlier today the Wall Street Journal reported that according to JK Shin, the Galaxy S 5 is doing quite well. Samsung has sold 11 million units to date. However, that bigger news might be the fact that the Galaxy Tab S could be announced next month.
At the very end of the article, it was reported that Samsung is “planning to launch a new line of tablets for the first time in New York on June 12 at Madison Square Garden.” Madison Square Garden does seem like an interesting location since it holds nearly 20,000 people.
LG’s new G Pad line of three tablets (7, 8 and 10.1 inches respectively) have officially been outed, but individual specs have not yet been released — until now, at least for the G Pad 7, that is.
According to a recent AnTuTu benchmark for the device, it’ll come with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU at 1.2GHz, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, a 1.3 MP front shooter and a 3.2 MP main camera. The screen, of course, measures at 7-inches and display resolution is 1280 x 800.
The SM-T800, Samsung’s upcoming tablet, which will most likely be released as the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, has been unveiled again online in some photos, this time by the FCC.
Lucky for you, we have them right here.
The tablet will have an AMOLED display with a diagonal of 10.5 inches and a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution, and is WiFi only. (A LTE variant, SM-T805 exists as well, as well as a 3G model, SM-T801.)
The CPU is an octa-core Exynos 5420, and there will be a 2MP front shooter, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, and it’ll ship with Android KitKat and Samsung’s Magazine UX.
Hit the break below for photos.
A new 7 inch Asus tablet has leaked, and no, it’s not a new Nexus 7. Sorry.
It is, however, one of the first tablets Asus is offering that will be powered by one of Intel’s Bay Trail x86 processors, instead of an ARM processor like 95% of other devices on the market. The processor is reportedly the Atom Z3745, a quad-core chip clocked at 1.3 GHz with a 1.8 GHz turbo boost. It won’t knock off a Snapdragon 805, but it sounds decent enough. The other specs are pretty mid-range, too. with a 1280 x 800 IPS display, 1 GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera with a 2 megapixel front camera and either 8 or 16 GB of internal storage.
With Samsung working hard at having tablets with as many screen sizes as possible we’re bound to see some on the larger end of the spectrum. Today we’re seeing a leak that suggests that Samsung will be debuting a 13.3-inch tablet. The screen will be of a LCD type in nature sporting a WQXGA resolution of 2,560×1,600 resolution. From what it looks like that will put the tablet at around 227 ppi. The T911/910 mega-tablet — not to be confused with the Samsung Mega line — may be the new top of the line Galaxy TabPRO model, but little details are known at this time. This leaked information also sheds some light on the new Super AMOLED tablets that Samsung has been working on.
While we have to wait until May 27 to see their upcoming smartphone, LG decided to announce the newest tablets to join the G Pad line. For now, we just have a brief overview of the tablets and no specifications to work with. More details will be given at MedPi 2014 in Monaco later this week.
Instead of limiting the line to just the G Pad 8.3, LG has welcomed new 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch tablets to create the G Pad Series. The company feels that one size does not fit all when it comes to tablets; therefore, this new trio serves just about everyone. The 7-inch is for portability and one-handed use. The 8-inch is optimal for multitasking and multimedia. And the big 10.1-inch member of the G Pad Series is for pure entertainment and fun.
We will have more on the specifications when the G Pad Series is fully unveiled. Hit the break for the full press release.
A few days ago some images leaked, courtesy @evleaks, of a new tablet device that HP appears to be getting ready for market. Now a press render of the device in white has been discovered. The press render appears to confirm the device will come with both front and rear facing cameras and a lone speaker on the back of the device. HP marketing is also readily apparent.
Earlier this week we reported on the codename “Flounder” surfacing in a Chromium issue tracker entry. The rumor was that this pointed to the release of an HTC produced Nexus tablet from Google. The recent release of a detailed changelog for Android 4.4.3 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) seems to confirm the connection between HTC and the “Flounder” device as seen in the changelog entry.
We already gave you the juicy details of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S, which will be Samsung’s first AMOLED tablet since the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from a few years ago. Now it’s time to get a good look at the device. These images are from the 10.5-inch version, and unfortunately there really isn’t anything major here. Samsung’s devices always look the same and the Tab S is no exception. However, you will notice an updated back that resembles the Galaxy S 5 band-aid look, I mean dimpled look. This is the first time we are seeing it on a tablet. You will also see that “wonderful” Magazine UX that is on the Galaxy TabPRO series and Galaxy NotePRO.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S will be a beast. It will sport a 2560 x 1600 AMOLED display, and octa-core Exynos 5420 CPU which consists of four 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, IR blaster, and Android 4.4. One more pic revealing the back of the device after the break.
Although it appears Google has shutdown access to a Chromium issue tracker report that should not have been publicly available, they did not get to it before a screen shot was grabbed. The information that was discovered seems to indicate Google is getting closer to releasing a new Nexus tablet and it may come with a new version of the Android operating system, possibly Android 4.5.
The issue tracker entry shows a device codenamed “Flounder” which is consistent with previous Nexus family devices that were named after fish for internal purposes. Previous reports suggest Google may be working with HTC on an 8- or 9-inch tablet to succeed last year’s Nexus 7. The entry also shows the device running a development build of the Android operating system that was made on May 6, 2014. A version of the operating system that was built so recently could just indicate Google is working on another update to the 4.4 line.