Tonight’s news is full of announcements, with multiple LG and Samsung tablets making headlines. The Moto 360 is also making an appearance, with a possible price point.
Samsung’s Premiere event has just concluded, with the company shedding light on its latest tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 bring an amazing set of specs and features that will make any geek go wild.
To start thigns off with the right foot, both devices feature a 2560x1600p resolution. They also sport an Exynos 5 Octa processor, along with 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and 8MP/2.1MP cameras.
As you can see, both versions are nearly identical, with screen size and battery being the two major differences (4900 mAh vs 7900 mAh). Both versions will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, for $399.99 or $499.99, relatively.
Opinion: I haven’t been impressed by tablets in a long time, but I can say I am officially stoked about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S devices. Their specs are amazing, which will probably make these very powerful tablets.
If you’re after hands on videos, here you go!
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Hands On
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Hands On
LG’s G Pad series was announced last May. It’s meant to be a trio of tablets that will fall in between low-end and premium devices. These are the affordable tablets that still work great in most cases, and we are finally seeing them launch!
LG has announced that the LG G Pad 7.0 is to be released this week in Europe, while the other two versions will be coming in “the next several weeks”. We have actually gotten our hands all over these tablets and can attest to their quality. They may be made of plastic, but feel very solid, and perform great.
Specs are almost the same across the table. All have a 1280x800p displays, a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor, 1 GB of RAM. Other specs include 8-16 GB of internal storage, 4000-8000 mAh batteries, and 3-5 MP cameras.
Opinion: These devices are not bad, but the final judgement is to come once the price is revealed, which we still know nothing about. These could be a few winners, though.
UK retailer Mobile Fun has taken the veils off the Moto 360, displaying the very first retail price we have seen since the smartwatch’s announcement. Previous rumored point towards a $249 price point, but Mobile Fun is giving us a bit of a different perspective. They will be selling it for £199, which should be just over $335 USD.
Of course, we have to take into account that US prices usually differ from the rest of the world. We doubt it will really cost $335, if that is the actual price this unit will have in the UK.
Opinion: I still have high hopes that Motorola’s estimated retail value of $249 holds true. That seems like the sweetest spot for this gorgeous Android Wear smartwatch.