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New Galaxy tablets will have fingerprint scanner and 'Ultra' battery saving feature

News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday May 29, 2014.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Two of the marquee features from the Samsung Galaxy S5 will also appear in the soon-to-premiere Samsung Galaxy Tab series of devices launching in a few weeks. Screenshots and wallpapers from the upcoming tablets show on-screen guides that clearly reveal that those features will also be present in the upcoming tablets.

The tablets leaked earlier this month courtesy of an FCC listing showing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. A series of screenshots discovered by SamMobile show an identical device with on-screen prompts guiding users through setting up the Fingerprint Scanner on the device. The images clearly show someone unlocking the tablet with the same swipe down motion used with the Galaxy S5, so that's one phone feature making the jump to the tablet.

The other feature set to be super-sized is the inclusion of Ultra power saving mode, a feature that can dramatically extend battery life. Ultra mode works by disabling all non-essential features and background activities, and then further reducing consumption by switching from a colorful display to one that includes only a grayscale color scheme. Users will be able to select some apps to continue running, but all others will be shut out so that the tablet might last a little longer.

The images also show that the Galaxy Tab S will include the Flipboard-powered Magazine UI, the new notification area that better organizes controls, and the selective focus feature included in the camera application. Samsung has already scheduled a June 12th meeting to "Tab Into Color" in New York City, so we'll learn what else the company has planned soon.

source: SamMobile

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