As we expected, Samsung released the Galaxy Tab S tablet at this evening's Samsung Galaxy Premiere.
Micahel Abary, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics America, gave more clarity to Samsung's theme for the event: Tab Into Color. The Tab S will have the first AMOLED display, at 16x10 aspect ratio and 2560x1600 resolution.
The color is truly impressive. It is the closest to real life colors as a screen can technically be. It covers 90 percent of Adobe RGB, revealing 20 percent more of the color spectrum than other screens. AMOLED can completely turn off pixels, showing true black.
The adaptive display also plays into color. When you are reading text, the display will adjust for this, and when you are watching a movie, it will adjust back accordingly. You can also manually adjust between cinema mode and photo mode. The screen also adjusts for your actual environment. If you are in an airport flooded by fluorescence, the screen will adapt for the light, making your image more clear.
Samsung also put major effort into outdoor visibility. With local contrast enhancement, they have created a screen that can be used on a bright, sunny day in a park. Because the AMOLED display is 40 percent less reflective than an LCD screen, you can see more clearly. I look forward to putting this to the test, as outdoor visibility has been an annoyance for anyone who has ever tried to get work done outdoors on a beautiful day.
They also incorporated mDNIe technology, the same as is used in Samsung televisions.
The AMOLED screen doesn't drain the Tab S battery, you still have 11 hours of battery life on a single charge.