Samsung Galaxy Tab S US launch starts 27 June

June 19, 2014
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If you've been pretty excited to get your hands on Samsung's latest tablet star, you need not wait much longer. The manufacturer has just dropped the good news that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, both in its 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch incarnations, will be available for purchase starting next week, on June 27 to be exact.

The tablets have actually been on pre-order since last June 13, but some might still be on the fence about getting one. If you are, you still have about a week to decide whether to get one. If you do decide on it, the tablets will be sold initially directly from Samsung.com and from retailers such as Amazon, BestBuy, Sears, and a lot more. The WiFi-only Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will cost you around $399.99, While the 10.5-inch model will carry a price tag of $499.99. If you plan on buying one from your favorite wireless carrier, you will have to wait a bit longer as Samsung says the tablets will be available only later this year. Samsung also notes that most carriers will be carrying only the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, although Verizon will be selling both models. All of these are, of course, LTE-compatible.

In case you've missed out on the highlights of the tablet, the Galaxy Tab S brags some pretty interesting selling points, like the Super AMOLED display with all its power-saving and color accuracy benefits and a thin and lightweight body at 6.6 mm and 465 g, respectively. You also get more or less high-end hardware like 3 GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel rear shooter. Unfortunately, the CPU has been left at a previous generation 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, though that is very much still a decent processor by today's standards.

That said, the Galaxy Tab S might not be to everyone's tastes and those with budget constraints or different needs might want an alternative. If you're still on the lookout for which of Samsung's latest tablets to go for, you can take a peek at our Samsung tablet roundup to see what the manufacturer has to offer this half of the year.


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