From past few days Samsung is reportedly planing to launch its 310-202 new tablet with a 2560×1600 AMOLED screen and a built-in fingerprint sensor later this year, under the Galaxy Tab S series branding.
If reports are to be believed then Samsung is working on a tablet that will compete in the high-end segment against the next-gen iPad Air. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Tab S will come in two display sizes, 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch. The biggest headline of this tablet will be its WQXGA AMOLED display. This will be the first device ever, to sport such a high-resolution display.
Samsung did unveil the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in 2011 with Super AMOLED Plus, but it was just a technology-test. This tab S is designed to take on iPad air.
Galaxy Tab S will have a fingerprint scanner, the first tablet to sport one. It will be placed on the home button, similar to the S5. All fingerprint sensor related features from the Galaxy S5 will be present on the tablet, which include: Fingerprint Unlock, PayPal Payments, Private Folder and Samsung Apps login. A feature by the name of “Multi-user login” will also be introduced.
This feature uses Android’s native multi-user functionality but enhances it further by allowing the user to log in to his/her account simply by swiping a finger on the 400-101 home button from the lock screen.
The Galaxy Tab S will pack an Octa-core Exynos 5 (5420) SoC with ARM’s big.LITTLE technology; four 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores, 6-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU with a clock speed of 533MHz, 3GB of 32-bit dual-channel 933 MHz LPDDR3e RAM, 8.0-Megapixel (3264×2448) camera sensor with 1080p Full HD video recording, and a 2.1-Megapixel (1920×1080) front facing camera.
In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Tab S will offer WiFi 802.11ac support on top of the usual a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE / ANT+, GPS, GLONASS and an IR blaster is included for controlling your TV using Samsung’s WatchON service. MicroUSB 2.0 port for syncing and charging the device.