Samsung’s long-rumored 10.5-inch Super AMOLED tablet is finally here. The company just unveiled the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 at a press event in New York, offering our first official look at the new flagship tablet.
The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 comes equipped with a 2560 x 1600-pixel display at 287 ppi, an Exynos 5 Octa processor, a 7900mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with microSD support up to 128GB, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. It also features the same fingerprint scanner introduced with the Galaxy S5.
The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s own customized UI on top, including a new digital magazine called Papergarden, a specialized Kids Mode and Multi User Mode, which lets you log into your personalized account with a swipe of your finger. This is still Android though, and you can customize your device however you see fit. You’ll also have access to all of Google’s popular apps from YouTube to the Play Store.
The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will be available for pre-order tonight at midnight. You’ll be able to reserve your new tablet on Samsung’s website for $499.99, though it won’t actually ship until July. The 10.5-inch slate will also be available with LTE support from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon later this year, though Samsung didn’t say how much these carrier models will cost. We’ll have a hands-on report for the device very soon, so keep an eye on our homepage for ever more Samsung coverage.