After Samsung Electronics introduced the Galaxy Tab in 2010, it changed the way we work and play, especially in an increasingly mobile world. Thirteen years since the launch of the first Android tablet, Samsung continues to take productivity, creativity and entertainment to new heights as the premium standard for tablets with each new Galaxy series. Tab S.
Here’s how the Galaxy Tab has evolved over eight generations:
It all started when Samsung introduced the world’s first true Android tablet— the Galaxy Tab (7.0), in 2010. It had a compact and excellent build, first available in 7-inch, followed by 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch versions.
From the success of its first tablet, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 10.1 in 2012. The S Pen was introduced as a companion to every Galaxy Tab to bring multitasking and entertainment features. When removed from its slot, the tablet activates a taskbar with quick access to optimized S Pen apps – a precursor to Air Command, with features such as setting the icon, add shortcuts and write to the screen.
It was 2013 when Samsung unveiled another innovation: the easy-to-hold Galaxy Note 8-inch tablet with Smart Remote features, which allows users to control TVs and Blu-ray/DVD players . The following year, the Galaxy Tab Active arrived with a new design made for tough work, including a waterproof feature and the C Pen, the more durable version of the S Pen that can withstand a 1.2-meter drop with just one use its protective shell.
It was also in 2014 when Samsung unveiled its first premium line- Galaxy Tab S, available in 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch. It includes a high-end tablet with a Super AMOLED display and Galaxy Gifts, a partnership with 30 leading mobile content service providers. Its successor, the Galaxy Tab S2, was released in 2015 to offer people premium and innovative displays with a 4:3 aspect ratio designed for reading articles, e-books, and surf online content. In addition, it is pre-loaded with Microsoft Office to further improve the productivity of users.
2017 was also a worthy year for the Galaxy Tab S3 with a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display. Samsung has included its famous S Pen in its top-of-the-line tablet range, which enables special functions such as PDF Annotation and professional-level drawing. It provides the best video and gaming experiences, along with its use as a productivity tool. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Book with a 10.6-inch TFT LCD version and a 12-inch Super AMOLED version, delivers professionals enhanced computing power for work and play.
Coming to 2018, Samsung has strengthened its premium line with the availability of Samsung DeX in its Galaxy Tab S4, where users can have a PC-like productivity and mobility of a tablet in one. chance. It is also equipped with 07mm S Pen which provides ease of writing. For an immersive entertainment experience, the tablet has a 10.5 Super AMOLED Display, four 1.2W speakers powered by AKG and Dolby Atmos sound technology.
Passing on its ultra-light specs, Samsung launched its Tab S5e with the thinnest frame of 2019, weighing less than a pound with additional features that can control connected devices using SmartThings, from lights and door locks to thermostats. The Galaxy Tab S6 was also released in the same year, with a major upgrade with 5G connectivity in early 2020, making it the world’s first 5G tablet.
Samsung has also designed the S Pen for more power and control, including a gesture function called S Pen Air actions to more easily take selfies and videos and control multimedia content. Meanwhile, the slim and light modern-style Galaxy Tab S6 Lite launched in May 2020 has a crystal-clear screen that can become an extended desktop workstation and send multiple windows to a Galaxy device. which is chosen.
And in 2021, the Galaxy Tab S7, S7 + and the Galaxy Tab S7 FE entered the lineup with more upgrades. Users can easily sync Galaxy devices with Samsung Notes for seamless productivity, helping users master multitasking with wireless connectivity on the go. It also has a new “center stage” placement of its camera in a panoramic view.
For its latest and greatest innovation, Samsung has created the biggest and boldest Galaxy tablets with a massive 14.6-inch for the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, 12.4-inch for the S8 + and 11-inch for the Galaxy S8 on top of the fastest 4nm processor and Armor. Aluminum is built for more elegant and light device experiences. And that’s not all! The latest S Pen has the most accurate and lowest latency of 2.8ms, down from 5.6ms on the S7+, working seamlessly with the Galaxy device ecosystem and partners.
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