Samsung Galaxy Tab S to feature super high-res AMOLED display, fingerprint sensor

Samsung’s soon-to-be-announced Galaxy Tab S series will reportedly be the first to feature a 2560×1600 pixel AMOLED display and fingerprint sensor.

According to SamMobile, Samsung is poised to announce four variants of the Galaxy Tab S: WiFi and LTE, in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch versions.

AMOLED screens are traditionally saved for smartphones, since manufacturing costs have traditionally overshadowed that of their LCD counterparts. Samsung did release a relatively high-resolution 1280×800 pixel AMOLED screen with its short-lived Galaxy Tab 7.7, but the Tab S is expected to double that with a 2560×1600 pixel display.

Samsung’s octa-core Exynos SoC, along with an Intel LTE chip, will ensure that its IP gets inside all four variants; the rumoured chip is a Exynos 5420, which has four 1.9Ghz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3Ghz Cortex-A7 cores along with an ARM Mali-T628 GPU. Expect 3GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and all the connectivity fixins, including Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi ac and an IR blaster.

The tablets will also sport a fingerprint scanner on the home button, presumably the same Synaptics-powered setup as the Galaxy S5, but this Android 4.4.2-powered tablet will go further with the functionality, adding Multi-user login for individual profiles with the swipe of a finger.

No word on the release date or price, but we’re hoping for an announcement in the coming weeks.