Samsung’s line of AMOLED tablets has been rumored for months, but now the leaks are gathering steam, possibly pointing to a release in the close future.
Sam Mobile first provided us details of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S devices a few days ago, and now the website ups the ante with the first images of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, complete with a look at its 2560×1600 screen.
The Tab S 10.5 looks very similar to the LCD-equipped TabPRO 10.1 that Samsung introduced at CES in January, with a couple of differences in the size of the lateral bezels (which are narrower, just like on the TabPRO 8.4) and the redesigned flash and camera on the back.
Unsurprisingly, Samsung adopted the dimpled texture it introduced on the Galaxy S5, and we assume the Tab S line will be offered in a similar range of colors.
Overall, it’s a typical Samsung design, with the only intriguing element being the two round connectors on the back, which will reportedly serve to pin a proprietary cover to the tablet. Maybe Samsung is preparing a smart cover for the Tab S line or perhaps a Bluetooth keyboard that would turn it into a notebook of sorts.
The homescreen is said to include a fingerprint scanner, just like on the Galaxy S5, that will integrate with Android’s user account feature. So, presumably, when kids unlock the tablet with a finger swipe, they’ll be taken to their restricted accounts or maybe even straight to Samsung’s Kids Mode.
Looking at the screen itself, it doesn’t scream AMOLED, as in deep blacks and super vivid colors, but the picture is not very good and it may not be representative of the actual product.
Finally, the images tell us that Samsung is pushing on with Magazine UX, the news and social feeds aggregating homescreen replacement it first introduced on the TabPRO and the NotePRO 12.2.
From the earlier report, the Galaxy Tab S will feature a 2560×1600 AMOLED screen of 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch respectively, an octo-core Exynos 5420 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and an 8MP rear camera.
The Tab S would be Samsung’s first AMOLED-equipped tablet since the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in 2011.