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Topic # 147227 12-Jun-2014 21:16
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The note 4?

[Mod edit (MF): updated the thread subject to reflect actual announcement]



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  Reply # 1064463 12-Jun-2014 21:17
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Will try to post link

On the unfriendly s4 ...

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  Reply # 1064470 12-Jun-2014 21:20
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Or the S5 Prime?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1064471 12-Jun-2014 21:22
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Prime? I must be out of touch!

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  Reply # 1064681 13-Jun-2014 09:24
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Money on the S5 Prime. Which sounds like it will have some insane specs.



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  Reply # 1064687 13-Jun-2014 09:35
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How interesting ... s5 is a slouch?!

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  Reply # 1064787 13-Jun-2014 11:29
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Perhaps Samsung should announce they are streamlining their offerings!

They need to take a lesson from Apple and rationalise their product range - I think their attempts to be all things to all people has gone too far.
The number of models and them the frantic release of variations on those models seems like a company that is panicking - or isnt quite sure how to market.

Apples release rate is probably reassuring to the buyers and seems like they are in control. Samsung seems like it has ADHD!

Dont get me wrong - I have samsung phones (I am no Apple fanboy).
But I think if they reduced the range of products and concentrated on making the range the best they can be they might sell better and stop confusing the buying public.




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  Reply # 1064788 13-Jun-2014 11:34
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Galaxy Tab S per https://twitter.com/ChrisKeall *yawn*

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  Reply # 1064840 13-Jun-2014 12:42
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From the press release:


Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung’s thinnest and lightest tablet to date. This Super AMOLED tablet combines the most advanced display technology with a full range of premium content for an unrivaled entertainment experience. The Galaxy Tab S is also powered with enhanced productivity features for effortless multitasking, all elegantly housed in a highly stylish, yet practical design.

“The tablet is becoming a popular personal viewing device for enjoying content, which makes the quality of the display a critical feature,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “With the launch of the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung is setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry. It will provide consumers with a visual and entertainment experience that brings colours to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device.”

Turn up the Colour with the Industry’s Best Mobile Display – Super AMOLED
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 (2560x1600, 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.

Since Super AMOLED technology doesn’t require a backlight, the Galaxy Tab S consumes less energy than comparative LCD displays while maintaining a very portable design. Both models have a sleek 6.6mm profile and at only 465g (10.5-inch) and 294g (8.4-inch)*, that are light and easy to carry. With its longer-lasting battery, and Ultra-Power Saving Mode, the Galaxy Tab S lets consumer enjoy hours of entertainment without having to worry about recharging.

* Device weights are measured with WIFI only version of Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch

Premium Content Eco-System
The Galaxy Tab S is made for entertainment and comes packed with a variety of content including: 

 

  • Samsung’s magazine service, “Papergarden” debuts on the Galaxy Tab S. An optimised viewing environment for digital interactive magazines, users will be able to view a wide range of popular magazines with vivid and true-to-life colours.
  • Galaxy Gifts: Samsung has teamed up with more than 30 of the world’s leading mobile content and service providers to offer its Galaxy Tab S users the ultimate home, work, and play entertainment experience through premium content and services across a wide range of industries. Some of these include:

     

    • 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.

 

 

Stylish Form Factor and Practical Accessories
Beautifully crafted and designed with architectural aesthetics, the Galaxy Tab S is modern and sleek. 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. The Bluetooth Keyboard is a new, ergonomically designed ultra-slim keyboard designed specifically for the Galaxy Tab S which perfectly pairs the device with the keyboard with a clasp for better protection.

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. Users can make and receive calls directly from their phone 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. With Quick Connect, Galaxy Tab S quickly finds and connects to nearby devices, for easy content sharing. These features are all available on both WiFi and LTE versions.

Additional useful features include a ‘Multi User Mode’ that enables 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.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S will come in a variety of connectivity options: Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and LTE, available in 16/32GB* + MicroSD (up to 128GB). Users can also choose between the 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch versions, in Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White. The Galaxy Tab S will be available in selective markets from July, 2014.

For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com / m.samsungmobilepress.com  





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  Reply # 1066108 15-Jun-2014 17:53
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I'm a big fan of AMOLED, would love to have a Tab S 8.4, if it isn't full of lag like the Tab Pro 8.4 is



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  Reply # 1066116 15-Jun-2014 18:19
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I have totally lost track how how many Samsung galaxies there are!

I'm surprised they can make it relevant and even take on Apple by this divide and conquer master plan

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  Reply # 1066136 15-Jun-2014 18:49
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joker97: I have totally lost track how how many Samsung galaxies there are!

I'm surprised they can make it relevant and even take on Apple by this divide and conquer master plan


It's called flooding the market, something it seems Samsung are good at.  (Galaxy Mini's etc as well)

As I recall aren't the currently 'on the shelf' Galaxy Tab's all different under the hood?  As I recall from a hardware perspective there is night and day between the 7 & 8 inch tablets, even though both are ARM based and spec wise appear essentially the same apart from size, and the 10" is actually Intel based.  From a story I heard this weekend it's starting to annoy some retailers too with returns, people are buying a size that they believe fits thinking that App X (say TVNZ On Demand is one I've heard a couple of stories about) will work great because of the Samsung 'partnership', when it fails spectacularly, they end up returning it and buying an iPad because "at least we know it just works".

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  Reply # 1066153 15-Jun-2014 19:40
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IronH: I'm a big fan of AMOLED, would love to have a Tab S 8.4, if it isn't full of lag like the Tab Pro 8.4 is


Is the tab pro laggy?

Is it all the boatware?




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  Reply # 1071321 20-Jun-2014 22:01
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I see Noel Leeming have the Tab S for pre-order with delivery commencing 11 July. Pre-order includes a free cover:

http://products.noelleeming.co.nz/search?af=&w=galaxy-tab-s




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I see Noel Leeming have the Tab S for pre-order with delivery commencing 11 July. Pre-order includes a free cover:

http://products.noelleeming.co.nz/search?af=&w=galaxy-tab-s




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