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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (SM-T800) with AMOLED screen appears in new photos

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (SM-T800) with AMOLED screen appears in new photos
Samsung’s unannounced SM-T800, which is expected to be a new high-end AMOLED tablet called Galaxy Tab S 10.5, was first spotted in a couple of photos last week. Today we have even more images of the new tablet - and, surprisingly, these were unveiled by the FCC (which rarely publishes photos of unannounced devices).

We discovered no less than five images that show the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-T800, all tucked away in the FCC’s reports. The Federal Commission confirms that the tablet has a screen with a diagonal of 267.2mm - meaning 10.5 inches.

While the SM-T800 is the Wi-Fi-only version of the new tablet, we’ve  also seen an LTE variant (SM-T805), and a 3G model (SM-T801).

The 10.5-inch AMOLED display of the new Galaxy Tab S should offer a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution. That aside, the tablet allegedly features an octa-core Exynos 5420 processor, 2MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, and Android KitKat with Samsung’s latest Magazine UX. On the back, the device has the same dotted pattern seen on the rear cases of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy K Zoom.

Alongside the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Samsung should also introduce a new 8.4-inch AMOLED tablet - the Tab S 8.4 SM-T700 / SM-T705. An official announcement may be coming soon, and we'll be here to let you know when it happens.


source: FCC

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posted on 13 May 2014, 17:32 1

1. GreekGeek (Posts: 395; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


I don't get the hype behind these Amoled screens, I watch movies alot and Amoleds tend to exaggerate grays which ruins the experience for me.

Wider color gamut? Hardly ever notice it

posted on 13 May 2014, 17:39 7

3. ocilfa (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


They are pretty well calibrated these days. I have seen more than a few garish lcd's too.

posted on 13 May 2014, 19:54

10. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2071; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


They are cheaper for Samsung to make, often have long term burn in issues so there is some planned obsolescence built in, generally don't last quite as long as LCDs, and generally do a better job than LCDs when viewing movies in the dark.

The pentile AMOLED is a bit fuzzier than an LCD for text, especially if the text is on a gray or light colored background. There are a few other issues where pentile distortions crop up, but none as noticeable as with text.

So not the optimal screen for viewing PDFs, but good for movies and content consumers. And, of course, good for Samsung who makes more profit and will sell you another tablet sooner than with an LCD.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:57 6

12. Dude2014 (Posts: 103; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Maybe It's only you. I've used my friend GS5's Super AMOLED screen and I have to say it's the best screen I've ever seen in my entire life so far. It's way better than my LCD phones (LG G2,HTC One,iPhone 5) and I'm seriously considering to get my first Samsung device although I don't like their design and built quality. If they put the same latest AMOLED technology in this tablet like GS5, I will sell my iPad Air and this tablet will be my next tablet for sure. :)

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:11 1

13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2071; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Wait until you own it for a while. You may still think it's better -- screen appearance does have a large subjective component -- but at least your view will be tempered a bit when you discover the apps and situations where pentile AMOLED really isn't all that great.

posted on 14 May 2014, 01:07 2

14. hung2900 (Posts: 770; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Lol. How long have you owned the Galaxy S5?

posted on 14 May 2014, 02:37 1

16. tech2 (Posts: 1793; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


ikr. Keyboard warriors like to think themselves as technological gurus.

posted on 14 May 2014, 13:33

18. saffant (Posts: 210; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


and so do smartasses like this ^ guy.

posted on 13 May 2014, 17:38 4

2. gigaraga (Posts: 502; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


It basically a Tab PRO 10.1 with a larger 10.5" display. Enough for me to pick this over the Note Pro 12.2...AMOLED!!!

posted on 13 May 2014, 17:39

4. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 137; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


The difference bet Samsung is that they release way too much device but Apple doesn't release enough device.

posted on 13 May 2014, 17:58 7

5. Caveman723 (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 May 2014)


My body is ready! I mean.. my paycheck! Amoled FTW!

posted on 13 May 2014, 18:30 4

6. teerex42 (Posts: 133; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Hell yeah man, the best screen PERIOD!!!! Amoled, the only way to go. Not washed out like LCD or whatever icrap puts out lol

posted on 13 May 2014, 18:35

7. Sauce (unregistered)


Thought this was an iPad article by the looks of that thumbnail.

posted on 13 May 2014, 19:14

8. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Question is, will three be a Note Pro with a 12.2 inch AMOLED screen? If so, I'll wait once again!

posted on 13 May 2014, 19:43

9. gprime (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


How is it that the s5 has a kids mode and these new tablets don't?

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:55

11. Totse2k15 (Posts: 214; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Got $350 saved so far at the moment for the AMOLED 8.4".... *Chuckle*

posted on 14 May 2014, 02:31

15. bodzio1809 (Posts: 63; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Great screen, but that Samsung ugly design and buttons layout :(

posted on 14 May 2014, 05:08

17. gadgetheaded (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 May 2014)


I prefer tab 4 than this version of galaxy tab...

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