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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 LTE gets WiFi, Bluetooth certifications

Posted by wicked April - 21 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

Aside from the new Galaxy Tab A, there’s also the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tipped to be even thinner than iPad Air 2 arriving in the next few months. Compared to the budget-friendly Galaxy Tab A, this one is the next generation of Samsung’s high-end tablet which is an obvious follow up to last year’s Galaxy Tab S model. We’re actually expecting a June announcement since the first-gen was revealed in June 2014.

So far, we now that the Super AMOLED tablet has already been given Bluetooth- and WiFi-certifications. The version isn’t just WiFi since the model tested was a 4G LTE variant. Nothing is certain yet but it could be the standard entry-level variant already too.

Recently certified were the SM-T815 and SM-T817 models of the 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S 2. We also learned that they will be replacing the current SM-T805 model from Samsung. We didn’t hear about the specs the first time but based on the certification documents, the new Galaxy premium tablet will boast of Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity and of course, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support. The first Galaxy Tab S has gotten a taste of Android 5.0 and it was recently updated to Android Lollipop –specifically the Android 5.0.2 version.

WiFi and Bluetooth certifications were handed only this April. Not much details on the specs and features yet but we’re expecting a high 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio, DDR4 RAM, probably Samsung’s very own Exynos 7420 SoC processor or that 1.9 GHz Exynos 5433, 32GB built-in storage, 2 megapixel front-facing cam, and an 8MP main camera. No mention on the dimensions either but we heard it will thinner than Apple’s iPad Air 2. We’ll see about that.

VIA: Tablet Monkeys

Samsung Galaxy Tab A ready for pre-order in the US starting May 1

Posted by wicked April - 21 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

Finally, we have news about the Galaxy Tab A coming to America. The new budget-friendly is now ready for pre-order in the United States. We know there’s there a 9.7-inch tablet version in Germany and yesterday, we were surprised to find out about an 8-inch model spotted at TENAA. But here in the US, Samsung is bringing the two models ready for all consumers. Unlike in Russia where the tech giant quietly announced the Android tablet, Samsung shared an official press release and has already set up a pre-order page for the Galaxy Tab A.

The Galaxy Tab A is more than just an affordable tablet. It’s lightweight so everyone in the family can bring it anywhere. Even the kids will find this light, portable, and easy to carry. It’s sleek and slim it can easily fit your bag or envelope. What’s good about this model is that it brings “some of the best features of the Galaxy Tab series while streamlining connectivity” as shared by Samsung Electronics America’s Senior Vice President for Mobile Computing.

Not only will the Galaxy Tab A connect the users to their colleagues, family, and friends, the tablet also connects with other Samsung devices such as the latest Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and other Samsung smartphones and tablets. For parents’ peace of mind, the tablet features a Kids Mode that allows adults to personalize tablet experience in Multi User Mode. No need to worry about the little ones accessing your apps and inbox because you CAN set up a custom mode for their use.

Specs of the Galaxy Tab A include a 4:3 aspect ratio on either the 9.7-inch or 8-inch model, XGA PLS TFT display, 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 2MP front camera, and a 5MP rear camera. Screen boasts of an Adaptive Display technology that automatically adjusts sharpness, contrast, and color whenever you’re browsing the web, watching a movie, or reading. Or if you’re looking to work and be more productive with this tablet, you can do so with the Multi Window feature. It allows multitasking and already comes with Microsoft Office for Android so you can view and edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents right on your Galaxy Tab A. It even comes with 100GB of Microsoft OneDrive so you can store all your media files and docs, readily accessible from anywhere.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A features tools like Milk Music, Quick Connect, Smart Switch, and SideSync 4.0. It’s also loaded with Galaxy Gifts and Galaxy Essentials you can avail for a better Galaxy Tab A experience. Tablet already runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and will be available in White, Smoky Titanium, and Smoky Blue for $229.99 (8-inch) and $299.99 (9.7-inch).

You can pre-order from Samsung stores nationwide or from Best Buy, Amazon, and HH Gregg starting May 1. There’s also a 9.-7 inch Titanium version with S-Pen that will be available for $349.99 starting 17th of May.

 

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SOURCE: Samsung (1),(2)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 spotted at TENAA

Posted by wicked April - 20 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A was quietly launched in Russia last month and soon, another 9.7-inch version was announced in Germany which will be available this coming May. The German Galaxy Tab A will be out in two variants: WiFi and LTE. True enough, the Chinese version of the Tab A was also spotted in two forms. Tablet was recently approved by TENAA, the Chinese FCC, which means the device will be out in the Chinese market very soon. However, China isn’t getting a 9.7-incher but rather the 8-inch version according to the certification sighted.

TENAA actually approved two models: SM-P355 and SM-T355C. Based on the TENAA document, the Galaxy Tab A will have the following specs: an 8-inch screen, 1024 x 768p pixel resolution, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel main camera, 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage capacity, and a microSD card slot for expansion. The processor will likely be a Snapdragon 410 or 400 from Qualcomm.

Out of the box, the tablet will run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. It’s not really the latest version of the platform since some Nexus devices already run Android 5.1 Lollipop but it easily can be updated. Features are not that high-end since it’s not a premium tablet. Display is AMOLED but resolution is low.

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No official announcement from Samsung yet so others are saying this is the Galaxy Tab 5 8.0. However, there is a mention of an S-Pen stylus so we can say it’s a Tab A. It’s budget-friendly and Samsung is adding a stylus too. We expect to hear an announcement from Samsung anytime soon about its official launch in China.

VIA: SamMobile

SOURCE: TENAA

Samsung quietly launches Galaxy Tab A in Russia

Posted by wicked March - 18 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

We knew Samsung was working on new Galaxy Tabs but we weren’t sure when and where exactly the South Korean giant will introduce the new tablets. Actually, it’s kind of challenging to keep track of them because there are too many. Aside from the numerous Galaxy smartphones, there are a lot of tablets to know so we just wait for official announcements from Samsung. If not, we depend on leaks and rumors for some clues. We didn’t expect this but Samsung held a press event recently in Russia to launch the new Galaxy Tab A. The new tablet will be available in two sizes: 8-inches and 9.7-inches.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A boasts of a a 4:3 aspect ratio, 1024 × 768 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 16GB built-in storage, 4,200 mAh battery, and 4G connectivity. With the battery we mentioned, the 8-inch variant of the Galaxy Tab A could last up to ten hours. The 9.7-inch model also have the same specs but with the addition of two loudspeakers.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is said have a 300 euro ($318) price tag but in Russia, the tablet will be available starting at 16,990 rubles which is about $277. The WiFi and LTE version of the 8-inch Galaxy Tab A will be at 20,990 to 22,990 rubles (around $342 to $374). As for the 9.7-inch WiFi model, it will cost the same as the 8-inch LTE variant. Galaxy Tab A WiFi and LTE model is set at 24,990 to 26,990 rubles ($407 to $440).

Tablets will be available starting next month in Russia but no word when they will arrive in the United States and other regions.

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SOURCE: Mail.Ru

Samsung to add more Galaxy Tablets to Lineup in 2015

Posted by wicked February - 6 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off

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Although some analysts had predicted (and recommended) Samsung reducing its breadth of devices available to the consumer this year, it seems that Samsung still has some surprises up its sleeve.According to GalaxyClub, Samsung has applied for three new trademarks with the Korean IPO: the Samsung Galaxy Tabs A, E and J. These are obviously names for new tablets, which will most likely join the ranks of the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab S in the coming tech release season.

The new names follow Samsung’s current trend of using other letters besides ‘S’ for devices, like the Galaxies A5, A7, E5, E7, and J1. The move to letters instead of longer, heavily-worded names is a good move for simplicity, as well as a good move for showing some sense of progress as a company, which, in a world of rehashes and Galaxy S16s, and Note 11s, may be a good move for the company altogether.

Source: Galaxy Club

Via: Phone Arena

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 Lite may have a Successor Coming

Posted by wicked December - 25 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

whiteTab3light_heroThe Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite was the perfect tablet for the light connoisseur of technology, whether you’re a young child looking to play Angry Birds, or an older adult just looking to read. The price was pretty attractive too, currently at $140 with free shipping from Samsung’s website.

A Samsung product that goes by the model number SM-T116 has been undergoing some testing in India with an import price of around $99, which would make it cheaper than its predecessor. The specs on the tablet include Kitkat, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM. If this is the Galaxy Tab 4 Lite, it seems to be a capable successor to the Galaxy Tab Lite line.

 

Source: Sammobile

 

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Deal: Galaxy Tab S 10.5 for $334, Moto X Developer Edition (1st Gen) for $229 on eBay

Posted by wicked November - 17 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

Sometimes, perfectly good products just don’t sell as well as projected. In those cases, retailers most often choose discounts as their preferred means of clearing unwanted inventory. Today, eBay sellers have the GSM variant of the Motorola Moto X Developer Edition (DE) for $229.99 (about $50 less than the going price) and the Samsung Galaxy 10.5″ Tab S for $334.99 (usually $549.99). Both include free shipping.

The Moto X DE may not be the newest kid on the block, but it has the benefit of an unlockable bootloader and the promise of future updates. The Galaxy 10.5″ Tab S, meanwhile, is a powerful tablet for the price.

Perhaps the sale’s only drawback is the dearth of available finishes. Better hope you like the woven white Moto X and titanium bronze on the Galaxy Tab. But beggars cannot be choosers, after all.

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Deal: Galaxy Tab S 10.5 for $334, Moto X Developer Edition (1st Gen) for $229 on eBay is a post from: Droid Life

Samsung unlikely to achieve tablet shipment goals for the year

Posted by wicked August - 4 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Regardless of the fact that Samsung has been filling tablet production lines and slashing prices of its tablets, the company will most likely not hit its shipment goal of 60 million tablets shipped in 2014. Although, the company has shipped 20 million devices in  the first half of the year 16.6 percent higher on the year.

To help get closer to its goals for the year, Samsung may offer more promotional items on top of price cuts. Current devices have seen price changes as well. For example, the Galaxy Tab S — that debuted at $499 — is now $399.

It could very well be that with the quality sub-$300 tablets on the market now, the need for more expensive tablets is fading away. Of course that’s speculation.

source: Digitimes

 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 specs revealed in benchmark filing

Posted by wicked May - 27 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

We’ve seen several leaks related to the Galaxy Tab S lineup. But up until this point they have seemed to focus on the 10.5-inch model. In fact, a recent FCC filing revealed several images of the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S sporting a model number of SM-T800. Along with that model — there had also been talk of an 8.4-inch model.

The specs for this smaller model appear to have been revealed. The details come by way of a recently discovered AnTuTu benchmark report. The tablet is shown with a model number of SM-T700 and with a display resolution of 2560 x 1600. The display is expected to be a Super AMOLED touchscreen.

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There was also mention of the tablet being powered by a 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core processor. Other specs revealed by the report include 32GB of internal storage with 3GB of RAM, a 2.0 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera.

Missing from this report was any confirmation for a microSD memory card slot. Of course, given what we’ve seen from Samsung tablets in the past — it seems like it would be more surprising if the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 didn’t have an available card slot. That all having been said, while we now have a good idea of the specs, we need to remember nothing is official until we hear direct from Samsung.

VIA: unwired view

SOURCE: AnTuTu

Samsung Hosting “Premiere” Event on June 12, Looking Like New Tablets

Posted by Kellex May - 15 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off
Samsung Hosting “Premiere” Event on June 12, Looking Like New Tablets


This morning, Samsung invited us to a press event that will take place on June 12 in New York City. They are calling this a “PREMIERE” event that will focus on having us “Tab Into Color.” The word “tab” normally refers to tablets, so we will assume that new tablets from Samsung will be on hand in some capacity.

And that’s about all we know. The show starts at 7PM Eastern in NYC, with a live stream for the world to watch along.

We will be sure to be on hand for whatever it is that Samsung has in store.

Care to take any guesses?

 

Samsung Hosting “Premiere” Event on June 12, Looking Like New Tablets is a post from: Droid Life