Samsung has unveiled its Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Android tablet. Here we provide the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 release date, price and specs. You can see the Samsung Galaxy Tab S launch as it happened over on our Samsung Galaxy Premiere live video stream, and check out our Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 hands-on reviews, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs iPad mini 2 comparison review.
We were also hoping to see new Galaxy smartphones unveiled by Samsung, but the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 failed to materialise. Also see: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and Samsung Galaxy K Zoom.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: Release date UK
Along with its bigger brother, the Tab S 10.5, Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will launch in the UK on 4 July. Also see: 25 best tablets 2014.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: Price UK
The standard Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will cost £319 at launch. Adding 4G LTE connectivity will add around £100 to the price. As with other Samsung devices you can expect these prices to fall rather rapidly following the launch - indeed, when the product was unveiled it was expected to cost £349, so £30 has already been taken off the price. Also see our Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs Apple iPad Air comparison review.
For an extra £100 you can buy the £399 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Again, add £100 for 4G LTE connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: Specs
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is an Android 4.4 KitKat tablet that's available in 'Dazzling White' or 'Titanium Bronze' with an 8.4in screen, hence the name. This WQXGA (2560x1600) Super AMOLED panel has a pixel density of 359ppi, which is higher than that of its 288ppi 10.5in sibling.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is powered by Samsung's own Exynos 5 Octa processor, which pairs four 1.9GHz cores with four 1.3GHz cores. This is combined with 3GB of RAM and 16- or 32GB of internal storage. A microSDXC slot lets you add a further 128GB with removable memory.
The 125.6x212.8x6.6mm, 294g (298g with 4G) Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is fitted with 8Mp rear- and 2.1Mp front cameras, with an LED flash at the back. It can record full-HD (1920x1080) video at 30fps, and supports H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV8 and VP8 video playback formats. Audio format support stretches to MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis and FLAC.
Connectivity-wise the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 supports 800/900/1800/2600+850 and 2100MHz LTE bands, 850/900/1900 and 2100MHz 3G bands, and 850/900/1800 and 1900MHz 2G bands. It also supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, IR, GPS and GLONASS, and there's a fingerprint scanner. See also: Best Android tablets 2014: here's where we bring to you the 22 best Android tablets in the UK right now.
Apps such as Group Play, S-Note, S Translator, Samsung Link, Scrapbook, Story Album and Video Editor are preinstalled, while Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Level, E-meeting, Kids Mode, Kids Piano, S-Console, Hanshow, Hancell and Hanwrite are available to download.
A 4,900mAh battery keeps it all going.
See how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 compares to its bigger brother, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
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