iPad & Tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab
News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy Tab
Last Updated: May 07, 2015
The most recent tablet with S Pen capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is now available in Malaysia from RM1299. To be more precise, the 8-inch display Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is going from RM1299 while the 9.7-inch display Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is going for RM1599. Both will be available in black, titanium and white from Samsung Experience Stores and authorized dealers. Stand-out features for the Galaxy Tab A include S Pen support designed for business users, as the built-in S Pen replaces your keyboard and mouse with ease. Another interesting feature is Capture It which offers short cuts and enhanced camera functions for the 5MP auto focus rear camera. Check out the full tech specs and features for both Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablets below:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
- 1.2GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB storage + up to 128GB microSD
- 8-inch display (1024 x 768 pixels)
- 5MP rear camera (auto focus) + 2MP front camera
- supports 4G LTE, GPS, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1
- features S-Pen, USB2.0
- 137.9 x 208.4 x 7.5mm | 338g
- 4200 mAh
- Android Lollipop
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2015
Rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 have increased from just how thin it could be to full-on tech specs. Revealed via benchmark, the 9.7-inch display successor to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will likely offer a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio, much like the Apple iPad tablets. Other notable tech specs include a 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and Android 5.0.2. Unconfirmed rumours indicate that the new Galaxy Tab S2 will have a 5.4mm thin metal body but just weigh in at 407g. No Malaysia release dates and pricing details yet but as usual of such rumours, do take it with a pinch of salt. We expect it to appear sometime during MWC 2015 which is just next week.
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2015
Earlier reports may have indicated that Samsung could be reducing the number of devices it has on hand but new rumours indicate that we could soon be seeing some new tablets. This is due to a report saying that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A, Samsung Galaxy Tab E and Samsung Galaxy Tab J trademarks have been applied for at the Korean Intellectual Property Office. No news yet whether these are just codenames or if Samsung will be streamlining their Galaxy Tab product range (Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note Pro) to just these three devices. No tech specs or features were mentioned but as usual, do take this rumour with a good pinch of salt or at least until we know more.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2014
Right on time, Huawei Malaysia have launched their Huawei Honor 6 smartphone in Malaysia for RM999. Featuring Huawei's own octa-core Hi-Silicon Kirin 920 processor and other high-end tech specs like 3GB of RAM, a 5-inch full HD 1080p resolution display, 4G LTE Cat6, a 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor and an aluminum metal casing, it should be available on 17 October 2014 at VMALL.my and Lelong.com. For now, you can still prebook it from 29 Spetember 2014 to 14 October 2014. We managed to get a little hands-on time with it and it certainly looks and feels a lot more premium than the price tag would suggest.
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2014
Samsung recently announced their new rugged, anti-shock Samsung Galaxy Tab Active tablet. Featuring IP67 water resistance certification, a built-in C-Pen stylus and the ability to survive a 1.2 meter drop thanks to an inclusive shock-proof protective cover, the Galaxy Tab Active is the tablet for rugged outdoor professionals. Other tech specs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active include the following:
- 1.2GHz quad-core processor
- 1.5GB RAM
- 16GB storage + up to 64GB microSD
- 8-inch display (1280 x 800 pixel resolution)
- 3.1MP rear camera (LED Flash) + 1.2MP front camera
- supports 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, GPS
- features S Translator, Ultra Power saving mode, Barcod Scanner, Businessweek+, Hanshow, Hancell, Hanwrite
- 126.2 x 213.1 x 9.75mm | 393g
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 4450 mAh battery
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2014
While it may seem too little too late, Celcom are offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite from RM138 on their Celcom First Data plan. While the tablet retails at RM699, the bundles are fairly affordable and you have a choice of 12 month or 24 month contracts. While the tech specs for the tablet are rather basic, it does provide for a good mobile experience for those basic entry-level users. For more details check out the table and links in this article.
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2014
Recently, reports have appeared about Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets that supposedly overheated so much that the back cover warped making an impression or dent on the back. According to Samsung, their new Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets are not overheating, rather these back covers that warp are the few defective units. Any user who has such a warped back cover can contact Samsung for a replacement where they will probably replace the cover and not the tablet.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2014
Do better colours give you a better experience? Can you improve how well something tastes, smells and feels just by looking at a better screen? According to this recent survey of 50 people who tasted food, smelled things and touched certain objects while watching the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet the answer is: YES! Check out the survey for yourself in the video in this article.
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S was successfully launched for consumers on 11 July 2014 with the first 100 consumers picking up the RM500 rebate a success. The promotion which was available for Galaxy Life users allowed new buyers of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets to get the tablets at an awesome RM500 discount with one of the locations being the Samsung Experience Store at the Gardens Mall. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is normally priced at RM1699 while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 retails at RM1999. Stand out tech specs and features for the tablets include super thin and light design along with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution displays, 4G LTE connectivity and much more. The consumer launch also had the Tab S challenge which offered many Galaxy Tab S related freebies. Check out the other pictures of the consumer launch below:
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2014
Samsung Malaysia recently announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S range of tablets with the consumer release set for 11 July 2014. In conjunction with that, Samsung Malaysia are offering RM500 rebates for Samsung Galaxy Life users who get the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets from either one of 2 Samsung Experience Stores. These stores include the Samsung Experience Store at The Gardens Mall on Level 3 and the Samsung Experience Store at Gurney Paragon Mall Penang on Level 6. The RM500 rebate should help Galaxy Tab S fans get a hold of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 which retails at RM1699 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 which is going for RM1999.