8.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S demo next to a stack of 5 credit cards. Fionna Agomuoh

The newly announced Galaxy Tab S flagship tablet from Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005930) is one of the world's thinnest tablets at just 6.6 mm and is thinner than most smartphones.

The Galaxy Tab S was unveiled at the Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 press event Thursday evening in New York City, where Samsung's senior vice president of consumer IT product marketing, Michael Abary, detailed that the tablet is about as thick as a stack of five credit cards.

We tested this claim with a demo model of the 8.4-inch The Galaxy Tab S and discovered it to be true. The Galaxy Tab S is ever so slightly thicker than a stack of five plastic credit cards.

Having listened to consumers, Samsung made the Galaxy Tab S, thin, light, and beautiful. The 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S Wi-Fi model has dimensions of 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm and weighs 465g, while the 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab S Wi-Fi model has dimensions of 125.6 x 212.8 x 6.6mm and weighs 294g.

In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, which features a 7-inch display has dimensions of 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm and weighs 300g.

Trimmed in gold, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S features a modern sleek look and a design on par with the Galaxy S5. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be available in titanium bronze and dazzling white color options.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S Wi-Fi variant is now available for preorder and will launch in the U.S. in July. Release dates for the LTE variant will be announced later. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Wi-Fi model will sell for $399 while the Galaxy Tab 10.5 Wi-Fi model will sell for $499.

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