Samsung Galaxy Tab S UK price lowered to match iPad

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S tablet will launch next month and the firm has decided to lower the UK price to match each model's iPad rival. See also: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 & 8.4 release date, price & specs.

When Samsung announced the two Galaxy Tab S tablets earlier this month, we were told the 10in model would retail for £449 and the smaller 8in model would be priced at £349. However, we've just received word from Samsung to say that the UK price is now lower.

The Korean firm has decided to drop the price of both devices to match the equivalent iPad. So, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will cost £399 to match the iPad Air and the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will cost £319 matching the iPad mini 2 (Retina). See: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air

Both Galaxy Tab S devices will go on sale on 4 July.

"Combining the market's most advanced display technology, Super AMOLED, with a beautifully sleek design, the Galaxy Tab S is a game-changer for the mobile industry and we're proud to be leading the way," said Ines van Gennip, marketing director, at Samsung UK. "Offering an unrivalled visual and entertainment experience, unique features and a range of premium content in our thinnest model yet, the Galaxy Tab S is a must-have mobile device and we’re delighted to introduce it to our customers."

The Galaxy Tab S models feature 1440 x 2560 screen resolutions and SuperAMOLED technology which Samsung believes creates an 'unrivalled entertainment experience'. They have design traits from the Galaxy S5 smartphone including a fingerprint scanner and IR blaster.

Read our hands-on review of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5and Galaxy Tab S 8.4.