Few days ago we heard about Sprint adding the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 to their offer, and just today another major service provider AT&T announces expanding its list of offerings by the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4, both in long-awaited LTE variants. The carrier begins to accept online pre-orders for both tablets with shipping starting sometime round September 23rd. Furthermore, the devices are reported to be officially available in the AT&T’s retail stores on September 26th.
Galaxy Tab S 4G LTE models for AT&T
AT&T offer their customers three options of purchasing the slates. So, it is up to you whether you will like to buy the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 or Galaxy Tab S 8.4 paying monthly installments, signing two-year contract or just get it off-contract. Let’s check the details of the carrier’s offer.
The smaller, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, goes on sale for $430 with two-year contract (plus additional $40 upgrade fee), without it costs $530. But when, for some reason, you decide on paying monthly installments, you can put your hands on the slate for $26.50 per month for twenty months.
When it comes to the bigger slate, Galaxy Tab S. 10.5, is labeled with the price tag of $530 if you want to bind yourself with two-year contract (also plus $40 upgrade fee), but if don’t, you may buy it for $630. Alternatively, if you prefer to pay monthly installments, they will be a bit higher than in the case of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, since you will have to pay $31.50 for twenty months.
In addition, AT&T offers their buyers a 50 percent discount if they purchase one of the slates along with the matching them Samsung’s Tab S keyboard. If you want to take the advantage of the discount, remember that they will be available as long as the stock last. It should be also mentioned that the tablets in both variants are being sold only in charcoal grey color scheme, so those of you dreaming about white Galaxy Tab S 10.5 or S 8.4 can be a bit disappointed.
Just to refresh your memory, both slates were released at the beginning of this summer equipped with the Super AMOLED displays that due to their high-quality resolution deliver sharp, vivid and colorful images (both versions have 2560x1600p of resolution). Additionally, both slates are powered by Samsung-made Exynos octa-core processors and feature a fingerprint scanner, two cameras: 8-megapixel main shooter is accompanied by 2.1-megapixel front one – all these packed in beautiful slim chassis, since Samsung unlike many other competing manufacturers put a large emphasis on the slates’ attractive design, which isn’t very common in the world of Android running tablets.
Those of you interested in buying the tablets via Verizon and T-Mobile will have to wait a little longer, since even though both service providers announced that they will sell the Galaxy Tab S at some point this year, they are mum about the slates’ pricing and availability. While Verizon is highly probable to offer both the S 8.4 and S 10.5 variants, T-Mobile is likely to sell only the bigger one.
more info: AT&T