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Three to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab S from 4 July

Three has announced that it will be stocking Samsung's newest tablet offering, the Galaxy Tab S, from 4 July.

The network will provide customers with a choice of both the larger 10.5in slate, and the more compact 8.4in version.

Three hasn't yet put the tablet on its website, though, and hasn't announced any pricing details – although presumably that will be coming soon, given that it's only just over two weeks before the Tab S goes on sale.

Samsung's latest Galaxy tablet has certainly caused quite a stir, mainly due to the display which is not only super-sharp (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) but also boasts much richer colours than previous tablets. Indeed, we saw the device side by side with Apple's much admired iPad Air, and it made the latter look "horrible" in the words of Brian Fagioli. Samsung pushing the quality of the display isn't mere marketing guff.

The Galaxy Tab S is also very thin and light, with other specs including a Exynos 5 Octa or Snapdragon 800 CPU (depending on which territory), 3GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front-facer, and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. There's also a microSD slot, and some pretty chunky batteries on board both models, which should make for impressive longevity away from the power socket.

We'll have a full review of the Tab S before too long.