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Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With Super AMOLED 2560X1600 Display 176

Posted by samzenpus
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MojoKid (1002251) writes Samsung unveiled its latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, at an event in New York City tonight, and the new device is thin, lightweight, and sports a killer Super AMOLED display. Samsung boasts that the Galaxy Tab S's 2560x1600 display has 73% better color reproduction than conventional LCD displays and can match colors up to 94% of "nature's true palette" with deeper blacks and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The 10.5-inch device weighs just 467g and measures a mere 6.6mm in thickness (and there's an 8.4-inch version, too). Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S features Android KitKat 4.4, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage with a microSD slot that supports up to 128GB. The front camera is 2.1MP and the rear 8MP camera has an LED flash. No word on the exact processor on board just yet, other than it's a quad-core SoC. It's likely a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 though an Exynos variant or perhaps even Tegra 4 wouldn't be beyond the realm of possibility.
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Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With Super AMOLED 2560X1600 Display

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  • by JaredOfEuropa (526365) on Friday June 13, 2014 @06:08AM (#47228333) Journal
    I want... similar drool inducing screen specs to make it into the bigger screens, where ultra-high resolutions actualy make sense. The choice in TVs and monitors with resolutions that exceed HD is still decidedly poor. On tablets, a high resolution helps especially when reading for longer periods of time, but I couldn't care less about black levels or color reproduction. Again, such features are more important for bigger screens.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 13, 2014 @06:19AM (#47228357)

    Sure! Who needs kids when there's 7 billion of us worthless fucks already here!

  • by fnj (64210) on Friday June 13, 2014 @06:44AM (#47228403)

    It doesn't even mean a single goddam objective thing.

  • Re:Units! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by AmiMoJo (196126) * <mojo@wAUDENorld3.net minus poet> on Friday June 13, 2014 @07:19AM (#47228523) Homepage

    a 10.5 inch screen is clearer than a 27cm screen.

    It's really not though, at least to me. When you say 27cm I immediately have a firm idea of how big it is, but 10.5" is a bit vague for someone living in a (mostly) metric country. TV sizes are much easier to visualize in centimetres as well.

  • Re:No word on cost (Score:2, Insightful)

    by MightyYar (622222) on Friday June 13, 2014 @08:31AM (#47228859)

    You jest, but I would love to have something available in the open source world that can:
    - Hold all of my media
    - Curate it (rankings, playlists, etc.)
    - Make it available on my various mobile devices and computers
    - Make it available on my TV
    - Let me play it over remote, synchronized speakers.
    - Change ratings from my mobile devices

    Right now I can't do all of those things, and so I end up stuck in iTunes. I run Subsonic, which does a lot of that, but does not allow per-file rankings and does not play over remote speakers. Well, technically I got a single set of remote speakers to work using an open source airplay tool, but it loses the synchronization and is a PITA to switch target speakers. I run Plex, which is great and has some good mobile tools - but does not have remote speaker or curator tools on par with iTunes. Things move fast, so maybe I'm just not keeping up - but I would love to ditch iTunes. It forces me to keep an old Mac running 24/7. Yes, I could move it to a newer PC but I already have the Mac, so...

  • by 2ms (232331) on Friday June 13, 2014 @09:44AM (#47229355)
    Why is there such an incredible number of advertisements for products like this on Slashdot these days? Surely no one actually considers it news that the latest model of some commodity consumer electronics product has a faster processor and more compact form factor than its predecessor.

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