A rumour reported by tech site SamMobile suggests Samsung is getting ready to announce a new tablet range. It’s apparently called the Galaxy Tab S, and there will be two models using super high resolution AMOLED display panels. Samsung has used an AMOLED screen on a tablet several years ago, but hasn’t returned to the technology since, making these new models very intriguing.
If the information is accurate, the screens will measure 8.4-inches and 10.5-inches, and have a resolution of 2560×1600. This impressive pixel count matches a few other tablets on the market, including Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. However, it’s the AMOLED technology which will make them stand out.
It’s not the only cool new feature we should expect on the Galaxy Tab S models either. Samsung may use a fingerprint sensor in the home button, just like its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, which will be used for secure unlocking, app protection, and online payments. A choice of processors could be used to power the tablets, including both the octa-core and hexa-core versions of Samsung’s Exynos chips.
It’s also reported the tablets will share the same perforated rear panels as the Galaxy S5, and Samsung may also introduce new flip covers. Other rumoured features include 3G and 4G connectivity, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a choice of colours, and an Android 4.4 operating system.
While the Galaxy Tab S tablets sound exciting, they’re far from official yet, and the rumour report doesn’t provide any details on when this may change. Take it as speculation for now.