Currently, Samsung lists 45 different Galaxy tablet options that you can buy on its website. 45.
Mind you, selecting the right fit from nearly four-dozen options is enough to give most shoppers a galaxy-sized migraine. But, somewhat thankfully, choosing the best model just got a little less dizzying.
On Thursday night, Samsung lifted the curtains off a new line of Galaxy Tab S devices. The affixed "S" of course is Samsung's way of indicating this is the premiumest of premium (think: the Galaxy S5). On paper, the new line does all the stuff you can do on other Android KitKat tablets--browse the Internet? Sure!--but with luxury trappings.
The new Galaxy Tab S comes in two basic models: An 8.4-inch version (which starts at $400) and a 10.5-inch version (starting at $500). Both are razor-thin, slimmer than either what Samsung sees as its main competition: the iPad Air and the iPad mini. Most interestingly, both boast insanely high-resolution AMOLED screens--which, at 1600x2560, has a sharpness that eclipses the most Retina'd-out iPads.
Aesthetically speaking, both tablets look fantastic (even if they're both molded from plastic). Battery life is said to clock in at 11 hours of continuous video watching--which, if true, is impressive considering the power-gobbling HD screens--and both come with 8-megapixel rear cameras and fingerprint sensors.
One of the more interesting new software features, though, is the Tab S can sync with your Galaxy S5 smartphone, meaning that if you're connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you'll be able to take Galaxy S5 phone calls via a software skin on your big ol' tablet.
Both tablets are said to go on sale in the U.S. this July.
[h/t: The Wall Street Journal]