Samsung has released the Galaxy Tab S (oh so many naming errors in my opinion). You can watch the "Tab into Colour" event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CInK6ZiaZWY
This new line up will help their customers "Play More, Do More and Share More" according to Paul Brennan (Senior VP, Enterprise and Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada).
There's going to be some interesting content also included in these devices ... and we'll get to that in a second, let's take a look at the specifications first:
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S|
1.9GHz x4 + 1.3GHz x4 Exynos 5 OCTA
8MP / 2.1MP
|Android OS|| |
Not bad... I especially like the size of the batteries. How will 10.5" differ from a 10.1" device I wonder? I love the size of 8.0" of my Note 8, so will 8.4" be really noticeable?
The claims of providing 94% accuracy (vs. conventional tablets providing just 74%) is also interesting, and even the NXNE (a Canadian Art Lounge) will be using these for their installations for polls on a variety of topics that will help shape the growth of Toronto (check out the lounge at 363 King St. W in Toronto for a kick off tonight and then throughout June 19-22).
What's more interesting is that including the hardware, Samsung is including some specific (even Canadian) software. Yes, Samsung is known for 'bloat', however, these look to be quite useful. (I just hope that if you're not going to use the Wall Street Journal, you can disable the app or uninstall it).
|Next Issue||3-Month Free Premium Subscription|
|The Globe and Mail Android Edition||Free for 12 months|
|Cineplex Store||1 Free digital movie rental|
|Asphalt||8 Free in-game content|
|Bitcasa||3 months subscription of 1TB cloud storage|
|Bloomberg Businessweek+||12 months trial subscription|
|Box||50GB cloud storage for 6 months|
|Cisco WebEX Meetings||6 month free subscription and unlimited meetings|
|Colossatron||Free game download plus 60 Power Orbs ($5.99 value)|
|Cut the Rope 2||Free in-game items ($15 value)|
|Dropbox||50GB of included space for 2 years|
|Easilydo||6 months trial subscription|
|Evernote||Premium Service for 1 year|
|Family Guy||Premium in-game credit ($15 value)|
|Fruit Ninja||Free game download plus 10,000 Starfruits ($5.99 value)|
|Hancom Office||Documents on-the-go for Android|
|Kindle for Samsung Samsung||Samsung Book Deals; One free book per month|
|Pearson Voxy||3 months trial subscription of Premium English Training Course|
|LinkedIn Premium – Business account for 3 months|
|LIVESPORT.TV*||6 months trial subscription|
|Marvel Unlimited||3 months trial subscription of Marvel Unlimited digital comics|
|6 months trial premium subscription|
|Real Player Cloud||6 months trial of 100GB ‘Gold’ Subscription|
|Remote PC||2 year trial subscription|
|The Economist||6 months trial subscription|
|The Wall Street Journal||6 months trial subscription|
|The New York Times||12 weeks trial digital subscription|
|Workout Trainer||6-month trial of premium service|
Not too shabby... add it up and it might even pay for the device just with these freebies.
They will be available as of June 27th (you can pre-order at the Best Buy currently) and available as "Titanium Bronze" and "Dazzling White" as well as a bunch of new accessories specifically for these devices.
Are you going to pick one of these up?