Samsung’s upcoming AMOLED tablet duo, the Galaxy Tab S family has been in the news a lot lately. Just yesterday we saw the larger 10.5-inch one smile for the camera at the FCC, indicating the official launch isn't too far off.
Even though we got to see what the tablet looks like and we know the complete list of specifications, we couldn't tell you when the new Galaxy Tab S might see the light of day.
Now a report coming to us via the Russian website Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru (via SamMobile) claims Samsung’s new AMOLED tablets might be rolled out as soon as June 11, at an event scheduled to take place in the Big Apple.
Even more, the company is also planning to take the wraps off the recently resuscitated 13.3-inch tablet, although this tablet is expected to arrive with an LCD display and not an AMOLED.
A few days ago, new info about Samsung’s begotten 13.3-inch tablet surfaced online. The device codenamed “Warhole” is said to deliver a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and will be made available in two versions, the 3G one (T911) and Wi-Fi only one (T910).
Given the presence of the “T” in the model number, it was speculated Warhole is in fact a member of the Galaxy Tab family and not the Galaxy Note, hence the slate won’t benefit from the S Pen scheme.
Anyway, the Wall Street Journal paints a slightly different scenario, saying the event will not be held on June 11, but on June 12. The location seems to be a fixed deal, as we’re told again the Galaxy Tab S will see the light of day in New York. The discrepancy isn't big between the two dates, but it remains to be seen which of the two Sammy will go for.
For those who missed our earlier coverage, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S lineup is made of 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch flavors. So far, we've seen the face of the larger one, while the smaller model is still a bit of a mystery.
As far as specifications go, the Galaxy Tab S family will arrive with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, Exynos 5420 CPU with four 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores, two cameras (8MP on the back and 2.1MP up front), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/GLONASS and LTE connectivity.
The tablets will run the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and will benefit from Samsung’s own Magazine UX interface.