Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Galaxy Tab S logo.svg
Also known as SM-T800 (WiFi)
SM-T805 (3G, 4G/LTE & WiFi)
SM-T807T (3G, 4G/LTE & WiFi)
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Product family Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S
Type Tablet computer
Release date June 27, 2014
Operating system Android 4.4.2 "KitKat"
5.0.2 "Lollipop"
System-on-chip used Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Samsung Exynos 5420 ARM big.LITTLE Octa
CPU 2.3 GHz quad-core
Krait 400 SoC processor [1]
1.9 Ghz A15 Quad + 1.3 Ghz A7 Quad octa-core
Memory 3 GB
Storage 16/32 GB flash memory,
microSDXC slot (up to 128 GB)
Display 2560×1600 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 8.0 MP AF rear-facing with LED flash, 2.1 MP front-facing
Connectivity Cat3 100 Mbps 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), GPS
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)
Successor Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Related articles Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Website www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxytabs/

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is a 10.5-inch Android-based tablet computer produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics. It belongs to the ultra high-end "S" line of the cross between the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy S series, which also includes an 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.

History[edit]

The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 was announced on 12 June 2014.[2] It was shown along with the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 at the Samsung Galaxy Premier 2014 in New York.[3]

Features[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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).[6][7]

Updates[edit]

Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi received Android 5.0.2 Lollipop in France and Canada on March 17, 2015.[8] As of April 6, 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 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.[citation needed]

From June 2015 the tablet received an update to Lollipop in Italy.[9]

As of October 2015 5.0.2 has been rolling out to the United States as well.

Reception[edit]

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 sensor.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5". GSMArena. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Velazco, Chris (12 June 2014). "Up close and personal with Samsung's vibrant Galaxy Tab S". Engadget. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Tab S launch: as it happened". Techradar. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Samsung GALAXY Tab S". Samsung Mobile. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Galaxy Tab S features two screen technology". Digital Production ME. ITP Publishing. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Galaxy Tab S". Samsung IT. 
  7. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 specs". Phone Arena. 
  8. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi Receiving Lollipop Update in France as Well as In Canada". Android News. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Galaxy Tab S (10.5, LTE) Model number SM-T805". Samsung Italia. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Galaxy Tab S Review. The Verge. Retrieved June 30, 2014

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