Samsung Galaxy Tab S Release Date Coming Next Week

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

The Galaxy S Tab tablet by Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005930) will be available for purchase starting June 27 in the U.S.

Retailers including Samsung.com, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) will offer the Wi-Fi models of the new tablet at launch. The 8.4-inch model will sell for $399 while the 10.5-inch model will sell for $499. Both models are available for preorder at several retailers.

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 (NYSE: VZ) 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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