Samsung has officially announced a new Galaxy Tab S2 in two variants, one with 8-inch and the other with 9.7-inch displays. The Tab S2 is the company’s slimmest and lightest tablet when compared to the same sized tablets. Recently Samsung also launched its thinnest ever smartphone Galaxy A8 with 5.9mm in China. The tablets will be available in the global markets starting in August, and the pricing for both the tablets are not mentioned.
“The Galaxy Tab S2 is not only our thinnest and lightest tablet of its size ever, it also gives users quick, easy access to a wealth of superior viewing and productivity features,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics.
Coming to the specifications, both the variants sports Super AMOLED displays with 2048×1536 resolution and has 4:3 aspect ratio. They are powered by Samsung Exynos 5433 processor with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and has internal storages of 32GB and 64GB along with microSD card slot.
There is an 8MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera on both the tablets. The 9.7-inch variant measures 169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm and weighs 389g while the 8-inch variant measures 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6mm and weighs around 265g. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop based TouchWiz UI. The physical home button comes integrated with the fingerprint scanner and offers multitasking on the tablets.
The bigger variant comes with 5,870mAh battery while the other one has 4,000mAh battery. Connectivity of the tablet includes Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 and microUSB 2.0. According to a media website, the Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+LTE variants of 8-inch tablet costs 399€ and 469€ respectively, while the 9.7-inch Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+ LTE variants cost 499€ and 569€.