Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
|Also known as||SM-T800 (WiFi)
SM-T805 (3G, 4G/LTE & WiFi)
|Product family||Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S|
|Type||Tablet, media player, PC|
|Release date||June 27, 2014|
|Operating system||Android 4.4.2 "KitKat"
|System-on-chip used||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or Samsung Exynos 5420 ARM big.LITTLE Octa|
|CPU||2.3 GHz quad-core
Krait 400 SoC processor  or 1.9Ghz A15 Quad + 1.3Ghz A7 Quad octa-core
|Storage||16/32 GB flash memory,
microSDXC slot (up to 128 GB)
|Display||2560x1600 px (288 ppi),
10.5 in (270 mm) diagonal,
WQXGA Super AMOLED display(RGB S-Stripe)
|Graphics||Adreno 330, ARM MALI T628|
|Input||Multi-touch screen, Finger scanner, digital compass, proximity and ambient light sensors, accelerometer|
|Camera||8.0MP AF rear facing with LED flash, 2.1 MP front facing|
|Connectivity||Cat3 100Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UP Hexa-Band 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (4G/LTE model)
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s, (4G/LTE & WiFi model)
HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s 850/900/1900/2100 (4G/LTE & WiFi model)
EDGE/GPRS Quad 850/900/1800/1900 (4G/LTE & WiFi model)
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI (external cable)
|Power||7,900 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Dimensions||247.3 mm (9.74 in) H
177.3 mm (6.98 in) W
6.6 mm (0.26 in) D
|Weight||WiFi: 465 g (1.025 lb)
4G/LTE: 467 g (1.030 lb)
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is an 10.5-inch Android-based tablet computer produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics. It belongs to the new ultra high-end "S" line of the cross between the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy S series, which also includes a 8.4-inch model, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. It was announced on 12 June 2014, and was released on July 2014. This is Samsung's first 10.5-inch tablet which is aimed to be a direct competitor against the iPad Air.
The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is released with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. Samsung has customized the interface with its TouchWiz Nature UX 3.0 software. As well as the standard suite of Google apps, it has Samsung apps such as ChatON, S Suggest, S Voice, S Translator, S Planner, WatchON, Smart Stay, Multi-Window, Group Play, All Share Play, Samsung Magazine, Professional pack, Multi-user mode, SideSync 3.0, and Gear/Gear Fit manager.
The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is available in WiFi-only and 4G/LTE & WiFi variants. Storage ranges from 16 GB to 32 GB depending on the model, with a microSDXC card slot for expansion up to 128 GB. It has a 10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels and a pixel density of 287 ppi. It also features a 2.1 MP front camera without flash and a rear-facing 8.0 MP AF camera with LED flash. It also has the ability to record HD videos.
The Galaxy Tab S was designed with a ‘Multi Window’ feature that lets users consume two kinds of entertainment on one screen (two screen technology), for example when running two apps simultaneously such as a video and social media application.
The WiFi model of the tablet is powered by the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 CPUs. The LTE model comes either with a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 on top of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset (version for some US carriers) or with the Exynos octa-core CPU (version for some European countries). Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi receives Android 5.0.2 Lollipop in France and Canada on March 17, 2015.  As of April 6th 2015, only Canada and France have receive the OTA (Over the Air) Update, exclusive to the WiFi only model. Reasons for the two countries getting the update for any non nexus tablet first, could include the high sales of the Tab S tablets in both countries, and the fact 5.0.2 adds additional French language support, a language predominantly spoken fluently by some 60 Million French and 10 Million Canadians.
Samsung has Announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 4G/LTE with an OTA Android 5.0 Lollipop update would be released in some European Countries during the last half of April. These countries included Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Switzerland.
The Verge praised the AMOLED display, liked that it is thinner than the iPad Air, and found the Multi-Window software feature useful. However, The Verge did not like the plastic body, numerous confusing software features and the hard to use fingerprint reader.
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