Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch tablets launched in India, prices start at Rs 37,800

Nandagopal Rajan Posted online: Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014 at 0000 hrs
New Delhi : Samsung on Tuesday launched two versions of its new Galaxy Tab S tablets in India. The super thin tablets feature Super Amoled displays and are primarily aimed for those who use their tablets to consume a lot of video. The 8.4-inch version has been priced Rs 37,800 while the 10.5-inch one will cost Rs 44,800.

"We noticed that most tablet users, especially in India,  use their devices primarily for consuming video. This tablet will cater primarily for those users... the Samsung Galaxy Tab S offers the most immersive visual experience possible on a tablet," said Asim Warsi, VP, Mobile & IT at Samsung India. 

The tablets have a WQXGA (2560x1600p) display, which will be the biggest selling point of these tablets. They will both be powered by Exynos 5 Octa processor running a 1.9 GHz QuadCore and 1.3 GHz QuadCore running simultaneously.

Running Android 4.4 KitKat, they will both have 8 MP rear cameras. The tablets come with voice calling and are LTE (FDD) compatible. There is internal storage of 16GB which can be raised to 128GB with an external card. The big difference between th two devices is the battery which is 7,900 mAh for the larger screen and 4,900 mAh for the smaller one. 

Samsung is pushing the Tab S as a range different from the Note tablets and aimed primarily at those who want to use the device for consuming content. So the tablets will comes with access to 100 free HD movies on MyPlex, 3-month free subscription of 21 Indian magazines and a free e-book every month from Kindle.