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Samsung is all set to unveil a new set of Galaxy Tab S AMOLED tablets at its Galaxy Premiere event on June 12th, but more images have already leaked ahead of the big Madison Square Gardens unveiling. These photos, which come to us courtesy of SamMobile, again show that the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will look like a Galaxy S5 that's been flattened out to a larger size. The button placement, the shape of the camera, and the perforated texture on the back all look familiar.

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The tablet will be both thin and light, coming in at 6mm and 465g. Tucked away inside is an Exynos 5420 processor, Mali-T628 graphics, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. On the outside, we have a 2560×1600 AMOLED display, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 2.1MP front-facing camera, and a MicroSD card slot.

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The tablets will have some type of ultra power saver, a download booster, a fingerprint scanner, and a Remote PC feature. SamMobile also reports the ability to sync the Tab S with a Galaxy phone, allowing owners of both devices to use the tablet to answer phone calls instead. A small window will appear on top of whatever they have open.

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The Tab S will come in a both an 8.4 and 10.5-inch form factor, and as we saw in a previous set of leaks, they will come in multiple colors as well. Look for them to become available for pre-order shortly after the event and go on sale sometime around the end of the month.

Source: SamMobile

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Boba F

    Why?

    • Cesar

      Because Samsung.

  • HR

    So if you bought a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 or 10.1, it is already obsolete. Awesome.

    Samsung has no product discipline and refreshes their tablet line every 3 months, which makes it harder for everyone to receive updates and for the average person to know which one to buy.

    Really hope we get a Nexus 8 at Google I/O this year.

    • Derek Duncan

      yea i love my Tab Pro 8.4. But will switch to whatever the 8-inch nexus tablet is if it is the same great resolution as the Tab Pro series.

    • Giziguzio Papajuzi

      The only difference between this and Tab Pro is the screen. I can't see how the previous tablets are obsolete. And none of those tablets run outdated version of Android, Samsung actually gives a damn and updates their devices. I guess nobody noticed how SGS3 went from 4.0 to 4.4 despite its 18 months update windows ending 7 months ago.

      • HR

        It's nice they're still updating devices, but more product lines = more upgrade complexity

        In 2014 we've seen:

        Tab Pro

        Galaxy Tab

        Tab S

        Galaxy Note

        Galaxy Nook

        Probably more I'm forgetting about.

        • Giziguzio Papajuzi

          Note Pro I think. But yeah, you're right. I also find this device inconsistencies annoying. Also, kill TouchWiz and bury it somewhere deep underground. And get rid of physical buttons, with the obvious exception o volume, power etc. Given that Samsung has 10x work with updates in comparison to other OEMs and still makes them not as awfully delayed as it seems, should they use clean nexus-esque Android we could expect iOS level system updates in terms of availability and speed. HTC One and SGS4 GPEs put Nexus to shame lately when it came to 4.4.3 update. The other thing is that Google is way too easy on the OEMs, right now Play Services are more important than the Android itself, so even though Android is open source Google has nearly complete control over it. Just say no Google Play to forks and skinned versions, and everyOEM would jump on AOSP while focusing on hardware and actually usable software found, for example in Play Store like HTC and Motorola recently did.

    • Dinsy Jones

      I don't see how this makes my Tab Pro obsolete. As far as I know, it will keep working as normal once this is released.

      I mean, there's plenty of better reasons to dislike Samsung if you're so inclined. Touchwiz is still slow and half-baked, for example.

  • Jephri

    The continued use of physical buttons on a ten inch tablet baffles me. It locks you into using your tablet in only one orientation.

    • Matthew Fry

      It looks like a ridiculously wide 7".

      • http://tommydaniel.com Tommy Thompson

        giggity.

    • black

      I share your feelings. Stupid, ignorant SAMSUNG.

    • Papa Smear

      Totally agree. I love Samsung but will never invest in their tablets until they get rid of the ridiculous button. Maybe next year...

    • Dinsy Jones

      You know what, I used to think like that. After spending a few weeks using a Tab Pro 10.1, I actually like the physical buttons. I can reach them easily using the thumb in portrait mode and in landscape mode, they make a big difference by allowing the whole of the screen to be actually useful for actual content, something sorely needed on pretty much all Android tablets that use the retarded 16:10 aspect ratio.

    • Dude

      I like them on my Note 10.1, as I punch them with the S-pen, either on the side or bottom.

  • Defenestratus

    And here I was about to go buy a 2014 Note 10.1.

    Even though I hate physical buttons... for some reason I'm still drawn to samsung tablets.

    Nexus 10 is starting to show its age.

  • SVem26

    This is definitely a big fuck you to everyone who bought a Tab pro.. Vote with your wallet people.. We need to tell Samsung it can't keep getting away with everything.. I am a regular Samsung customer, but they lost me with the S5.. Bought the sweet M8

    • Frettfreak

      I was the same way. I am done with Samsung products and I wish more would join me. Between their "I don't give a fuck what you want" attitude, to releasing new shit every fn minute, AND the all the only Samsung compatible accessories... But the worst thing, imo, is that they have forgotten that Android is a huge part of where they are today but they are intent on ditching Android the second it's possible. F Samsung

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    If Samsung (or ROM developers) provided an AOSP build for these 10" Sammy made during the past few months - I may have jumped ship from Nexus 10, there's zero info on the refreshment and there are really not many options of where could one go as far as a ten inch android tablet goes...

    It really narrows down to this, or tap pro 10.1, or tablet z2. LG GPad 10.1 seems to have crappy specs, according to android central hands on

    • Matthew Fry

      Other than the ugly buttons in the middle of the bezel, it kind of looks like a Nexus 10 refresh inside and out.

  • wekebu

    This tablet is looking very good. No downside to the specs. I will wait until June 25th. If there's not Nexus 10.2 announcement, I'll get this one.

    • Matthew Fry

      It kind of looks like a Nexus 10 2. Nexus-like back, 2560x1600, Exynos/Mali. I don't think we're getting a Nexus 10 2 man. They've waited too long and with the Android Silver stuff, it's even less likely.

    • Adrian Meredith

      the only downside is the processor really, I dont think the mali gpu can handle that res. If it had been the k1 I would been all over this

      • robc

        How so? I have the Tab Pro 8.4 which has the same resolution and an even slower processor than the S will have and it runs blisteringly fast. The new S looks amazing. My only beef is that I recently bought the Pro and if this comes out in the same price range as the one I bought it will basically invalidate the Tab Pro series entirely 6 months after it was launched....

        Battery life will be interesting though. Any word on the mAh rating of the battery in the S series? Hoping its higher rated than the Pro (my only complaint on the pro is the average battery life)

  • Stylus_XL

    Tab this tab that. Jesus Christ. A slightly different variation of the same product released every damn minute.

    • TylerChappell

      I've become almost certain that it's their ridiculous way of getting back at and trolling Apple. So that when customers walk into a store, their choices are 80% Samsung devices, 10% Apple devices, and 10% Android devices from other manufacturers.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

    Man, if I didn't read AP and I went into a store to buy a Galaxy tablet, I'd be as confused as **** because they're are so many of them! Actually, even though I do read it, my mind is still boggled by so many of them.

    • Matthew Fry

      It's worse here because most stores only stock like half of them. Of course, in the store nobody knows what the differences are.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

        I know. I imagine my mom in the store with some random guy trying to explain the differences to her & her getting a really bad deal buying a crappy tablet. Thank god she has me. ;)

        • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

          Yep my mom went to the store and was about to buy a Galaxy Tab 3 about a month ago, thankfully she called me before she actually did.

          • TylerChappell

            Well done sir! My mom is still happily enjoying my 32GB 2012 Nexus 7...just awaiting that 4.4.3 update.

    • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

      And this explains why a lot of people end up buying the iPad. You know what you end up getting.

    • Jephri

      Buy a Sony tablet z2. Problem solved. I have the tablet z and love it

  • namesib

    This is ridiculous. I have no idea what the hierarchy of Samsung tablets is; I don't even know which model is their flagship. I'm seeing so many new tablets released by them...

    • TylerChappell

      I'm in the same boat. I stopped counting last year. This year's flood of announcements has only made it all worse. People really need to stop buying them so that Samsung takes the hint. But that sadly won't happen.

      • Paul

        Why, because they offer choice across a range of prices.

        • thtechnologist

          I will never understand how choice is such a bad thing.

  • Matthew Fry

    I'm going to wait for the Galaxy Tab Pro S Galaxy Note Nook 11.27 which I think they're releasing in 5 minutes.

    • Dani

      You sir just made my day.

  • Sky

    i swear the CEO of samsung is bi-polar ..smh

  • C.Eydmann

    Been waiting 2.5yrs for this. I've held back from the note 2014 ed, the galaxy tab pro range, the sony xperia z, the asus 701t, and the google Nexus 10 as I never doubted that Samsung would come around to getting an amoled screen onto a high spec, high res 10" tablet. Nothing I've seen comes anywhere close to touching the display on the amoled galaxy tab 7.7" . Can't wait to finally get the 10" tablet I've been waiting so long for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003386080045 John doe

    to bad it has that crappy TouchWiz