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Leaked photos reveal Samsung’s most impressive tablet yet

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:47PM EST
Galaxy Tab S Images and Specs

Samsung has a new tablet family in the works that will offer high-end features as the company moves to grab more and more tablet market share from Apple, and SamMobile has obtained the first images of the Galaxy Tab S. The tablet’s main feature appears to be the display, a high-resolution OLED screen that has been mentioned in numerous earlier leaks, even before it had a name.

However, from the looks of it, the tablet still comes with the Magazine UX Samsung has developed for its Note Pro and Tab Pro tablets that were announced at CES and already launched in many markets. Furthermore, the Galaxy S5’s band-aid plastic case design will apparently be found on the back of the Galaxy Tab S as well.

Recently, Samsung has put up a strong marketing campaign to convince users that the Galaxy S5 is cool, and has a spectacular design, but contradicted all those efforts when it fired the chief of its mobile design team.

The feature that could stand out when compared to other tablets, including Samsung’s other models, is the OLED screen, a first for a tablet since Samsung’s first Galaxy Tab model launched back in 2011. BGR has found the Galaxy S5’s display to be the best thing of the device.

When it comes to specs, the Galaxy Tab S will offer a 2560 x 1600 display, octa-core Exynos 5420 CPU that will have a 1.9GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 cluster and a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 cluster, 8-megapixel camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, LTE, IR sensor and Android 4.4 KitKat with Magazine UX on top.

It’s not clear when the tablet will be launched, but the publication says it’ll be available in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch versions.

The images showing the Galaxy Tab S design follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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