Galaxy Tab S leaks in all its 10.5-inch AMOLED glory

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 9, 2014

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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.

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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.

  • MasterMuffin

    AMOLED is going to take over. Just waiting for the first iProduct to have AMOLED display. Then AMOLED’s reign of terror will be official (will be a long time before that happens though)

    • Jayfeather787

      AMOLED is so awesome. I do like LCD displays as well, but AMOLED is just better, and I like it a lot. Deeper blacks, whiter whites, and all around, the colors are more accurate. I also like how each individual pixel can be turned off for complete black.

    • _X_

      The only reasone I will upgrade to the S5 is because of AMOLED! Now I can upgrade my Tab 3 to this! Movies on AMOLED is awesome!!

  • noneofthem

    Screen looks great, the hardware design is a letdown as usual.

    • Jayfeather787

      How is the hardware a let down?

      • noneofthem

        Not the hardware, just the hardware DESIGN. Looks dated and boring compared to other devices.

        • Jayfeather787

          Oh ok. True that, the design looks like something from several years ago.

          • jusephe

            from several decades ago… it looks like that little plastic thingy on which chickens are sold, even feels like that…

      • Jusephe

        That GPU…

        • Jayfeather787

          True, true.

  • Jayfeather787

    Samsung Galaxy S Tab Note Pro Student edition regular person edition maxx lite mini neo 7 8.9 10.1 10.5 11 and 12 inch.

  • Vikram Soni

    looks good hope will work good

  • Preben Nielsen

    Why ohg why does every Samsung mobile device look so incredibly dull ? Goddammit hire some designers !

    • Yeah, this one is extremely ugly in my opinion.

    • simpleas

      I do agree that the S5 is not the best looking. But the dimples and the added grip looks and works great for a tablet I think.

  • Roberto Tomás

    why yet another “more than a year-old” cpu, Samsung? :) I want a nice screen like this on a tablet.. but one with current-gen hardware

  • BEDO99

    Still samsung is not changing the design

  • simpleas

    Ah, the future of screen technology. Great to see it progress each day!

  • zero

    hopefully there will be International giveaway of this tablet on Android Authority :p

  • Salman Thaw

    The placement of those hardware buttons is perfect for portrait use… and landscape use… I’m glad that these were tested for ease of use. Hardware buttons are the future. /s

  • DanRC

    Are these pics accurately proportioned? because it looks almost square?
    does that mean its not a 16:9 screened device?