The partnership was announced at a launch event in New York City for the Galaxy Tab S.
The two firms will cooperate in the development and marketing of digital content for Galaxy Tab S users.
‘‘Under the strategic partnership, Galaxy Tab S users will be able to access over 15,000 Marvel Comics for three months with free membership to the firm’s ‘Marvel Unlimited’ applications,” the company said in a press release.
|Galaxy Tab S of Samsung Electronics|
The device comes in two sizes, 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch displays. Users will be given a choice of Wi-Fi editions or Long Term Evolution versions, the tech firm 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.
Along with the tablet’s super active mode organic light-emitting diode display, its “Adaptive Display” feature automatically adjusts screen brightness depending on the application in use.
Samsung’s magazine service “Papergarden” was included with 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.
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 4,900 mAh capacity battery and will come in two colors: bronze and white.
Prices start at $399 for the Galaxy Tab 8.4 and $499 for the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
By Shin Ji-hye (firstname.lastname@example.org)