Now that the Galaxy Tab S is officially outed, we’ll start to see an outpouring of accessories for the device.
First up is an offering from Logitech — it’s called the Logitech Type-S, specifically made for the Tab S. It’s Bluetooth enabled, has well-spaced keys, has Android shortcuts and versatile viewing positions. The battery is pretty impressive, as it can last up to 3 months on a single charge. It’s also water-repellant.
The keyboard will go on sale later this month in the U.S., Europe and select countries in Asia for a suggested retail price of $99.99. Hit the break for the presser.
Samsung unveiled their newest set of tablets tonight in New York City. The Galaxy Tab S comes in either 8.4-inches or 10.5-inches. It’s highlight is the Super AMOLED display which has a 2560 x 1600 resolution, but don’t forget about how thin it is. Measuring 6.6mm thick, it’s thinner than the iPad Air. It also includes SideSync 3.0 that will let you receive phone calls and texts as well as transfer files from your Galaxy S 5. Papergarden is also new. It includes a various magazines from Condé Nast, National Geographic, and Marvel that are tailored for the Tab S. They even include video. If books are more your thing, Kindle for Samsung will get you one free book each month. Quick Briefing appears to be a revamped version of the Magazine UX found on the TabPROs. You will also get some of the other familiar features like Adaptive Display, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Fingerprint Scanner, Private Mode, Knox, and Kids Mode. Finally, don’t forget about the Galaxy Gifts. The 8.4-inch version will go for $399 (WiFi-only) and the 10.5-incher will be $499 (WiFi-only). Hit the break for our hands on video.
This evening in New York City, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Tab S. The tablet comes with either an 8.4-inch or 10.5-inch display. Being that Samsung makes the tablet, both sizes come with a Super AMOLED display. The resolution is 2560×1600 with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Tab S uses Adaptive Display to make adjustments depending upon the viewing environment. And to ensure that incredible display does not drain the battery (4900 or 7900mAh), Samsung included Ultra-Power Saving Mode.
Hit the break for the full Galaxy Tab S breakdown. And you can click here for our hands on experience. Read more
This certainly can’t be filed into the shocking news of the day. The Korea Times is reporting that the Galaxy Note 4 will be unveiled at IFA 2014, which is when Samsung unveils the new Note smartphone each and every year. Just like last year, Samsung will offer a version with a curved display for certain markets. However, last year’s Galaxy Round didn’t feature the S Pen, but it’s not clear if this year’s variant will.
The fact that the curved version will be limited isn’t a surprise, but I have to ask why LG is able to offer the G Flex in more areas?
Most of the specs of the new Galaxy Tab S have been reported already, but if there is any questions still lingering, this should sum it up. First of all, there will be two versions, the 10.5 and 8.4 and there will be two variants of each with different processors. We are guessing it has to do with if the model has LTE or not.
They will offer both an Exynos octa-core (4 x 1.9GHz and 4 x 1.3GHz) or a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon (most likely an 801). Both models will feature a 2560 x 1600 display (presumably AMOLED), 3GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of internal storage, microSD for up to an additional 128GB of storage, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, WiFi or WiFi/LTE, and Android 4.4 KitKat. The 10.5-inch version will sport a 7900mAh battery, and the 8.4-incher have 4900mAh.
Whenever there is smartwatch chatter, two companies are brought up most often: Pebble and Samsung. Pebble started the smartwatch craze with its insanely successfully Kickstarter campaign and has continued to pump out smartwatches to solidify its presence. Samsung, on the other hand, has been the first major hardware manufacturer to release a smartwatch and others have quickly decided to follow. According to a new study conducted by NPD Group shows that the two companies have absolutely dominated the smartwatch space in the United States since October 2013. Read more
It’s been quite some time since Android launched 4.4 KitKat, but it looks like Samsung’s Galaxy Note II (Verizon) will be finally receiving the update OTA. Here’s the build number: KOT49H.I605VRUFND7
You’ll get the standard KitKat update (white icons on notification bar, bug fixes, some new apps, etc.) as well as Samsung’s add-ons including Knox 2.0. If you’re looking into a Gear 2, the Note II will now be compatible.
Source: Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile may be preparing to release a new LTE capable device made by Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Avant. The device has a model number of SM-G386, and appears to be T-Mobile’s variant of the Galaxy Core LTE.
Right now, only a picture of the device has been leaked, and we don’t yet have specs. However, assuming that the device is similar to the Galaxy Core LTE, it should have a 4.4-inch display, a 5MP camera, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and 8GB of expandable memory. We don’t have a release date for the device yet, but it may be July 28, which is the date shown on the devices screen.
Samsung is ready to unveil their new line of tablet devices tomorrow at an event in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The Galaxy Tab S tablets will come equipped with 2560 x 1600 Super AMOLED displays which should really raise the bar for a tablet device. To help protect the fancy new screens, buyers may be interested in Samsung’s official flip covers for the new tablets. The new covers utilize some proprietary connectors embedded in the back panels of the new tablets. It appears that at least initially the covers will come in a choice of two colors, a shade of white and another dark gray in color. The design appears to carry over the dimpled, band-aid look of Samsung’s recent device covers although it is more subtle.
Hit the break and check out a gallery of some images of the new flip covers obtained by SamMobile. Read more
A series of leaks have appeared online regarding the Galaxy S5 Mini, including not only pictures, but also Antutu benchmark results as well as specs.
As you’ll see in the benchmark screenshots, the device packs the Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470) SoC clocked to 1.4GHz. The GPU is a Quad-core Mali-400 MP4 clocked at 450MHz, there’s 1.5GB RAM, 16GB expandable memory, an 8MP main camera and a 2.1MP front shooter. Both cameras can shoot up to Full HD 1080p video. The screen is 4.5-inches and is a 720p Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and the device features a fingerprint scanner and heart rate scanner.