Samsung Galaxy Tab S Now Available For Pre-Order

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S press image at Samsung Galaxy Premiere, Madison Square Garden, New York City. Fionna Agomuoh

Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX: 005930) is making sure that customers can get their hands on its new tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, as soon as possible after it was unveiled Thursday evening at the Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 press event in New York City.

The 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Wi-Fi-only models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S are now available for pre-order, as was accurately predicted prior to its unveiling. Pre-orders are available on Samsung’s website and on Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). The 8.4-inch model costs $399 and the 10.5-inch model costs $499.

The Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab S will launch in the U.S. in July and will be available at retailers including Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), Fry's, Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), Office Max (OMX:US), PC Richard & Son, Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD), Tiger Direct (NYSE:SYX ) and Walmart.com (NYSE: WMT) as well as on Samsung.com and Amazon.

Pre-order from Amazon:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 ($399)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 ($499)

Pre-order from Samsung:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 ($399)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 ($499)

There will also be an LTE-enabled model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, which will launch later this year. Carriers including AT&T (NYSE: T), Sprint (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) will offer the 10.5-inch model, while Verizon will offer both the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch models.

The newly announced Galaxy Tab S introduces the WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixel) Super AMOLED display to the market. In addition, the Galaxy Tab S is the thinnest and lightest tablet by Samsung, it connects with smartphones and laptops, and provides high-level security, which Samsung says has launched the device to flagship status within the manufacturer’s portfolio, putting it on par with Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices.

Trimmed in gold, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S features a modern sleek look and a design on par with Galaxy S5. At just 6.6 mm the Galaxy Tab S is one of the world's thinnest tablets and is thinner than most smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be available in titanium bronze and dazzling white color options.

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