Samsung's Galaxy Tab S has a more advanced display than any tablet on the market. The Super AMOLED display has a contrast ratio and color range that sout even against other high-definition tablets.
The resolution of the Galaxy Tab S display is 2560 x 1600, well above "Full HD" and slightly higher than that of the competing Apple iPad. Samsung says the screen's contrast ratio is 100,000:1, and that it covers more than 90 percent of the Adobe RGB color range.
"The tablet is becoming a popular personal viewing device for enjoying content, which makes the quality of the display a critical feature," says Samsung mobile division president JK Shin in a statement. "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 colors to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device."
Although the display is certainly the defining feature of the new tablet, it's far from the only one. Users can take advantage of the high resolution display to run multiple apps side by side, splitting the screen between the two programs. Thanks in part to the low profile of the AMOLED display, the tablet is one of the thinnest on the market at only 6.6 mm.
One thing that gives the Galaxy Tab S a major edge, over the iPad, is the addition of a microSD card slot. While the iPad has a number of internal storage options to choose from, users can use microSD cards to expand the storage capabilities of Samsung's tablet at will. Owners can also set up multiple user accounts with different levels of access, making the tablet easer to use for families.
The Galaxy Tab S includes an infrared blaster that allows it to be used to remotely control any TV. Owners can also puchase the Book Cover, which doubles as a display stand for easy viewing on the tablet. The Galaxy Tab S has two slots on the back which can be opened in order to attach covers. This allows for covers which do not envelope the entire tablet, thus reducing the increase in size they necessitate.
The Galaxy Tab S is available in a 10.5-inch and an 8.4-inch model. The 10.5-inch Tab S has a landscape orientation while the 8.4-inch model is oriented vertically. The tablet starts at $399, with the larger version at $499.