Samsung launches Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4″ and 10.5″) tablets in Malaysia

Since the launch of the new series in Samsung’s multiple tablet offering in their global UNPACKED event in New York in mid June, Samsung Malaysia Electronics just announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet series in Malaysia last Tuesday, on 24 June 2014.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GXt7HluCfE

Samsung GALAXY Tab S features 2 new tablets in 8.4″ and 10.5″ screen size variants with Super AMOLED displays , which also happens to be their thinnest and lightest tablet in their range.

 

Launch Event

The launch event was held at the KLCC Lake Symphony Esplanade at Suria KLCC but I was unfortunately occupied at work to attend. Nevertheless, the Samsung folks were nice enough to share these info to me after the launch, so I can share with you the highlights of the Malaysian launch event.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Malaysia Launch
Stanley Gan, Head of Organised Channel, Mobile Division; Hosea Heen, Head of Open Channel, Mobile Division, Luke Au, Head of Product Marketing, Mobile Division; Justin Joo, Business Manager, Mobile Division; Matthew Ng, Sales Director, Mobile Division; and Victor Ng, Manager, Product Marketing, Mobile Division on behalf of Samsung Malaysia Electronics were delighted to introduce the new GALAXY Tab S 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch to the Malaysian market.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Malaysia Launch
Justin Joo, Business Manager, Mobile Division, and Matthew Ng, Sales Director, Mobile Division of Samsung Malaysia Electronics proudly showed off the mesmerising, slim and lightweight GALAXY Tab S 8.4-inch at the launch event yesterday.

At the launch event, which happens less than 2 weeks since the global launch, we Malaysians are a lucky bunch to be able to get our hands on this new tablet series from the Korean manufacturer so soon.

During the event, Samsung executives introduced the crowd to the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S series with the super thin and light tablet series that’s focused on bringing you the best multimedia experience with it’s virant Super AMOLED screen.

Some of the highlight features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S series include:-

  • Super AMOLED display – Touted as the Industry’s Best Mobile Display, Super AMOLED display on the Tab S series includes a WQXGA (2500 X 1600) screen resolution at 16:1 aspect ratio for better than widescreen viewing.
    • Adaptive Display – intelligent adjustment of gamma, saturation and sharpness based on the app, colour temperature, viewing environment and ambient lighting. Comes with preset lighting modes like AMOLED Cinema and AMOLED Photo for manual adjustments of display settings
    • Ultra Power Saving Mode – Super AMOLED consumes less power compared to traditional LCD displays, and Samsung added better power management for longer use
  • Thin and Light – Sleek 6.6 mm profile and at only 467 g (10.5″) and 298 g (8.4″), it’s the lightest tablet in Samsung series
  • Premium Content Ecosystem – made for entertainment tablet with included global, regional and local content
    • Samsung Seasons – TV series subscription (eg, Orphan Black, Doll & Em, Devious Maids) from USD$ 6.50 per season per month
    • Samsung Sportsflow – free sports content from football, badminton, motorsports, golf and more
    • Exclusive Malaysian content – from newspapers to magazine subscriptions, music downloads, and more entertainment, lifestyle, productivity content
  • Better Multitasking Productivity features includes
    • SideSync 3.0 – Connect multiple Galaxy devices together to transfer data, copy & paste text, share screen and even send/receive voice calls from your phone with the tablet
    • Multi Window – Multitasking with simultaneous use of web browsing, videos, sharing content and making calls on one screen
    • Quick Connect – finds and connects nearby devices for easy content sharing
    • Multi User Mode – create multiple secure profiles to make the tablet shareable among multiple users
    • Kids’ Mode – dedicated interface with kid-friendly applications
  • Fingerprint Scanner – better security with the swipe of a fingerprint with embedded sensors with feature like ‘Lock & Unlock the Device’, ‘Replacing ID & P/W’, ‘Multi-User Mode Login’, and ‘Hiding Private contents’
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Malaysia Launch
Models posing with the new Samsung GALAXY Tab S 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch, which are respectively the brand’s thinnest and lightest tablets to-date.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Malaysia Launch
Samsung guests at the media launch of its new flagship tablet – the GALAXY Tab S – at KLCC Lake Symphony yesterday.

Some of the exclusive local content are quite sweet – which includes

  • A free 12-month subscription to eight lifestyle magazine titles from SPH Magazines worth RM1,920.
  • A free six-month subscription to The Star e-Paper worth RM150.
  • Access to My GALAXY Music, in which consumers get to download up to 500 free songs within a six-month period.
  • Pre-loaded GALAXY Life app, which is Samsung’s consumer loyalty platform in a mobile app that offers consumers personalised, curated and exclusive content optimised especially for their devices on a weekly and monthly basis from 50 partners to date, with more than 120 offers and deals up to be redeemed.

Other local Galaxy Gifts includes:-

Local Galaxy Gifts 1 Local Galaxy Gifts 2Local Galaxy Gifts 3

Now, that’s some serious amount of good freebies and offers to sweeten the deal for Samsung Galaxy Tab S series tablets.

Let’s take a closer look at the tablets themselves.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4″

Here’s a high level technical specs overview of the Samsung GalaxyTab S 8.4″:-

  • 8.4” WQXGA Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1600)
  • 1.9 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor
  • 16 GB internal storage (expandable microSD up to 128 GB) + 3 GB RAM
  • Powered by latest Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” OS (with Samsung TouchWiz UI)
  • 8 megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), 2.1 megapixel Full HD front facing camera
  • 6.6 mm thin, weighing only 298 grams
  • 4,900 mAH non-removable battery
  • Connectivity : 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, IR (Infrared) remote
  • Available in 2 colours : Titanium Bronze, Dazzling White

Here are a gallery of official press images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4″ for your viewing pleasure. Click to view enlarged version.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5″

Here’s a high level technical specs overview of the Samsung GalaxyTab S 10.5″:-

  • 10.5” WQXGA Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1600)
  • 1.9 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor
  • 16 GB internal storage (expandable microSD up to 128 GB) + 3 GB RAM
  • Powered by latest Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” OS (with Samsung TouchWiz UI)
  • 8 megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), 2.1 megapixel Full HD front facing camera
  • 6.6 mm thin, weighing only 467 grams
  • 7,900 mAH non-removable battery
  • Connectivity : 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, IR (Infrared) remote
  • Available in 2 colours : Titanium Bronze, Dazzling White

Here are a gallery of official press images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5″ for your viewing pleasure. Click to view enlarged version.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Accessories

Samsung Malaysia also took the opportunity to announce a new line of accessories to complement the Galaxy Tab S series. And if you don’t know this about me, I’m a sucker for cases and accessories to my digital gadgets. *grin*

 

Book Cover

  • Allows 3 different display angles (Viewing, Touch and Typing Mode)
  • Featuring “Simple Clicker” click and lock for auto power on/off screen
  • Available in 6 colours (White, Bronze, Red, Blue, Black, Ivory)
  • Priced at RM 199 (8.4″) and RM 229 (10.5″)

Here are some pictures for the Samsung Book Cover for Galaxy Tab S

 

Simple Cover

  • Slimmer design of the Book Cover that snaps to the back of the tablet
  • Auto power on/off screen when cover is open / closed
  • Available in 5 colours (White, Bronze, Red, Blue, Black)
  • Priced at RM 109 (8.4″) and RM 139 (10.5″)

Here are some pictures for the Samsung Simple Cover for Galaxy Tab S

 

Samsung Bluetooth Keyboard

  • Similar to a laptop keyboard, this bluetooth keyboard built with the same materials
  • Featuring hotkeys and curved keycaps mapped for Multi Window, S Finder and Screen Capture for quick access
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with 200 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • Available in 2 colours (Titanium Bronze, Dazzling White)
  • Priced at RM 459 (10.5″) and price TBC (8.4″), available from August 2014 onwards

Here are some pictures for the Samsung Bluetooth Keyboard for Galaxy Tab S

 

Samsung Level audio products

  • Level Over
    • Samsung’s flagship over-ear (cans) headphones with touch control, wireless Bluetooth pairing and hybrid type active noise cancellation
    • 50 mm Bio-Cellulose Diaphragm with Neodymium Magnet
    • Priced at RM 1,399, available from 23 June 2014 onwards
  • Level On
    • Compact style over-ear headphones
    • 40 mm dual layered diaphragm
    • Priced at RM 699, available from 23 June 2014 onwards
  • Level In
    • In-ear earbuds headphones with powerful 3-way speaker (2 Balanced armatures (HD Sound for Treble & Mid-Range); 1 Dynamic speaker (Deep bass))
    • Priced at RM 559, available from 23 June 2014 onwards

Here are some pictures for the Samsung Level audio products

 

 

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be available for sale starting 11 July 2014 onwards in Malaysia for a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 1,699 (8.4″) and RM 1,999 (10.5″)  respectively, via their Samsung Experience Store and authorised Samsung dealers.

 

For more information, check out the global Samsung Galaxy Tab S microsite at www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxytabs/

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