You’ve probably seen several leaks of a device featuring a high resoultion display named Samsung Galaxy Tab S. That is expected to be one of several high end tablets that Samsung will launch on the 12th of this month. Invites for the event which will take place in New York went out yesterday.
If you’ve been upto date with whatever is coming off the rumour mill on upcoming Samsung devices then you know there has been talk of even a 4K display tablet for a while now. That tablet was even reportedly showcased by chipmaker Qualcomm at an event in Paris recently. Will we see it on the 12th? That we can’t be sure of but chances are if hints on the invite card are anything to go by then we’ll have an extended line up of Galaxy tablets with crsipy AMOLED displays instead. 4K tablets may start showing up somewhere in Q4 at the earliest but hey, anything happens in mobile tech and hardware-centric companies like Samsung are capable of pulling off surprises when and where they deem fit.
The AMOLED display tablets are expected to be available in several sizes and at a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels featuring an octa-core Exynos 5420 CPU (with four 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores) and most of the standard specs of the PRO tablets Samsung unveiled earlier on.
The invite came a day after Samsung and Barnes & Noble announced their partnership in a new tablet based on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab4 tablet but powered by Nook’s famed reader tech to appeal to its userbase in North America where B&N’s tablets have been popular and where Amazon has a huge following thanks to its Kindles.
Looked at in another way, this is the third time Samsung is doing a high profile launch of a new tablet lineup in 2014. With recent stats showing the Apple iPad’s dominance in the tablet is still unmatched though it declined in the last quarter of last year and Samsung has steadily held on to the distant second spot for a while, its not hard to understand where the Korean company is going with this.