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Samsung Galaxy Tab S Available in the U.S. Starting Next Week

Strangely absent from Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S press conference was a concrete US release date. Thankfully, if you are eager to get your hands on one of the company’s new high-end tablets, you won’t have to wait much longer. The Korea-based company announced that the Wi-Fi variants of the tablets will go on sale next week, starting June 27.

The Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5 will retail at $399.99 and $499.99, respectively. They will come in two colors: dazzling white and titanium bronze. As with the Galaxy S5 and Gear 2, both are available to test drive in select Best Buy stores – after which, of course, they can be preordered. Full specs for each tablet can be found here, along with our hands-on here.

Samsung was mum on when to expect the cellular models of the Galaxy Tab S, but did reaffirm they will be compatible with LTE on all four major carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon).

Via: Samsung
  • Tommy

    With a gorgeous screen, super-thin design and long battery life, the
    Galaxy Tab S earns its place as one of our favorite tablets.
    And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.

  • jiop

    These tablets will glow with that super amoled

  • Wender

    Can’t wait. I love that tablet. i really hate ipads. and i’m tired of ipads tablets.

  • Greg

    Anyone else amused by Samsung’s colors names? Dazzling white, titanium bronze, copper gold? Next Samsung color: Black White, aka gray.

  • greyhulk

    Too bad it will run like crap. Every single tablet they have released with the Exynos has had performance issues. The Note 10.1 2014 was abysmal. If they had the Snapdragon, they’d be worth picking up. As it stands, they’ll be frustrating to use on a daily basis.

  • I still haven’t found use for a tablet yet (besides magazine subscriptions)but may pick one of these up.

    • enigmaco

      Use mine for notes, games and controlling my TV, oh and the ebooks I get.

      • I have future plans of having tablets control my house like the lights, entertainment, heat/air etc. Haven’t gotten around to that big project yet

  • OnlyNexus

    Bronze. So much better than gold :/

  • Derek Duncan

    The Tab S has been listed by Best Buy and Amazon to being released on June 26 since original announcement…

  • SeanPlunk

    I’m drooling over the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, but I’m not sure I want to spend that much on a tablet. I’m going to pick up a Dev. Edition Note 4 later this year and may try to get a Moto 360 too. Too much cool tech, not enough money. Story of my life.

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    • Jacksonxp

      Its a pity that these tablets dont come with an S-Pen. Does that mean that Samsung are going to release a 2015 version of the Note tablets later this year? FFS.


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  • enigmaco

    How can one company release so many damn products???

    • Cael

      Bloat the market to greater the chance that someone buys your product. They win.

      • enigmaco

        That answers the why but not the how. It is absolutely insane the number of devices they have on the market,

        • Cael

          Samsung has a lot of money compared to the other OEMs so It can afford to do this. Then its a Galaxy/iPhone/iPad world so people are going to gravitate towards Apple and Samsung. Samsung is cheaper than Apple usually. So people go Galaxy.

        • Droid Ronin

          You can only imagine the product roadmap at Samsung. Their charts and graphs must be insane with all the products in the pipeline and the boatload of resources that are needed to develop and test these.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    The Tab Pro 8.4 is currently $329 from Best Buy an Amazon. Spec for Spec I’m not sure why you’d get the Tab S over the Pro and save money?? . . . That screen bump isn’t worth $70. And I’m guessing the price will be lower soon

    • Bryan Mills

      Screen bump? They’re both 2K

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I mean the SAMOLED panel.

    • T4rd

      I’m not sure why you’d get any Samsung tab in the first place. Physical/capacitive buttons don’t belong on the front of a tab, their software cripples performance, and they are slow to update since Samsung has no less than 48 tabs in their current lineup to support. =p

      • enigmaco

        same reason I made a mistake by buying a galaxy note 8 lesson learned.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I wouldn’t personally. But a lot of people would. And I also haven’t tried new tablet touchwiz so I’m not sure how bad at performance touchwiz still is.

      • mustbepbs

        For S-Pen and Multi Window. Plain and simple. Until Microsoft gets their sh** together with Windows 8.1/Windows 9 and their app store, I’ll be sticking with Samsung or whoever else gets these two features. Tablets are worthless to me without them.

      • Gideon Waxfarb

        I have a Tab Pro 8.4 and it’s an excellent tablet; I happen to like the physical buttons. That said, I’m not exactly jazzed that they’re releasing a successor this soon after. Had I known they’d be releasing this with an extra gig of RAM, I would’ve waited.

    • Arslan Jumaniyazov

      Also, consider that Tab Pro is powered by Snapdragon 800 while Tab S is by Exynos Octa. Without question, the former performs better.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        “Performs Better” at what? I really don’t think that matters for daily use.

        • Arslan Jumaniyazov

          I’ve used Note 10.1 2014 (exynos) and Tab Pro 8.4 (snapdragon) and Note Pro 12.2 (verizon version which is Snapdragon). The latter two offered smoother experience in simple tasks such as web browsing, pdf book viewing, etc. For me, the difference was really noticeable.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            It’s all in your head. A device running a snapdragon 600 from last year can run the UI smoothly and do simple tasks smoothly. The performance difference in Samsung devices is how TouchWiz decides to perform that day.

          • Arslan Jumaniyazov

            Let’s agree that you don’t know what is in my head, shall we? All these tablets have very high screen resolutions, and no matter how well or how poorly you optimize the software, the graphics prowess of the chip is going to play a role. Adreno 330 in this regard is a better performer than Mali T628 and it is noticeable in user experience.

    • Gideon Waxfarb

      Depending on what you’re doing, that extra gig of RAM can make a big difference. I mean, like apps staying in memory for weeks 🙂

  • Bryan Mills

    Where you at Tablet Z2 on Verizon.

    • PoisonApple31

      Sitting right with the phone Z2 on Verizon

    • Cael

      Just like a baby, it takes 9 months to be certified by Verizon to make sure its ready.