Samsung shows its lightest tablet PC in U.S. market

By 정주원
  • Published : Jun 13, 2014 - 11:26
  • Updated : Jun 13, 2014 - 13:37

South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. announced a new tablet PC on Friday in the United States that will be the thinnest and lightest model of its Galaxy tablet PC lineup.

Galaxy Tab S. (Samsung Electronics Co.)

 The Galaxy Tab S, set to be released around the globe in July, comes in two sizes of 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch displays. Users will be given a choice of WiFi editions or long-term evolution versions.

 Samsung Electronics said the 10.5-inch version of the 6.6 mm-thin device will weigh only 465 grams, lighter than any of its tablet PCs released earlier in similar sizes. The 8.4-inch edition weighs 294 grams.

 "The tablet is becoming a popular personal viewing device for enjoying content, which makes the quality of the display a critical feature," said Shin Jong-kyun, who heads Samsung's IT & Mobile Division.

 "(The Galaxy Tab S) will provide consumers with a visual and entertainment experience that brings colors to life, beautifully packaged in a sleek and ultra-portable mobile device," Shin added.

 Along with the tablet's super active mode organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) display, its "Adaptive Display" feature automatically adjusts screen brightness depending on the application in use.

 Samsung's magazine service "Papergarden" was included in the Galaxy Tab S for the first time. The digital interactive service makes available a wide range of popular magazines in vivid and true-to-life colors.

 Samsung said additional features include a "Multi User Mode" that enables users to create their own personal optimized profile, and a built-in "Fingerprint Scanner" for safe and convenient access.

 The tablets will be powered by Google Inc.'s Android 4.4, or KitKat, and are equipped with 8-megapixel and 2.1-megapixel cameras on the back and front, respectively. They will hold a 4,900mAh capacity battery and will come in two colors: bronze and white.

 During the launch event, Samsung announced the cooperation with U.S. entertainment giant Marvel in the development and marketing of digital contents.

 Under the strategic partnership, Galaxy Tab S users will be able to access over 15,000 Marvel Comics for three months of free membership to the firm's "Marvel Unlimited" applications.

 Samsung's other latest products will be shown in the upcoming film "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," set to be released in 2015. (Yonhap)