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Samsung To Bring The Fingerprint Scanner To Its New Line Of High-end Tablets

Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy S5 a predecessor to the Galaxy S4 that was launched last year. One main addition to the Galaxy S5 was the fingerprint scanner. This new feature prevents unauthorized persons from accessing your Smartphone. The feature was and still is a welcomed by most customers even though some critics say it is more of a burden as it is easy to hack.

Aside from the Galaxy S5, Samsung is rumoured to be working on a new line of high-end tablets to have fingerprint scanners in addition to other cool features. The new line of tablets will be referred to as the Galaxy Tab S and will be the first tablets from Samsung to have the fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner will be embedded in the home button just like in the Galaxy S5. The tablet will come in two sizes of 8.4 and 10.5 inches.

The Galaxy Tab S devices will have the best AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The existing Samsung tablets with a similar resolution all have LCD displays and not AMOLED.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S will have an Octa-core Exynos 5 processor with four 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores and 3GB of RAM. A hexa-core GPU will also be included to handle all your video processing abilities.

The Galaxy Tab S is expected to have an 8MP camera at the back and a 2.1MP front facing one. The device will be powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. The release date and price have not been revealed but looking at most of these specs, it will definitely be a high-end tablet so expect a  hefty price tag.

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