Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 officially launched

By July 20th, 2015 AT 2:56 PM

Samsung has officially announced its next-generation flagship tablet, Galaxy Tab S2, that offers top-of-the line hardware and a sleek metal body. It features a high-resolution Super AMOLED display with a squarish 4:3 aspect ratio, a 64-bit octa-core processor, a fingerprint sensor, and Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 White 03

 

Samsung has released this tablet in two screen size variants – 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch – with Super AMOLED displays and a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. This tablet runs a newer version of TouchWiz that is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and is powered by an 64-bit octa-core Exynos 5433 chipset, 2GB RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage space. Both of them will be available in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular variants. The thickness of the duo is merely 5.6mm, which makes them the thinnest tablets in the world, at least as of now.

A touch-based fingerprint sensor is used in this tablet instead of a swipe-based fingerprint sensor that was used in the Galaxy Tab S, which was released last year. Good thing is, Samsung is still offering a microSD card slot inspite of the company removing it from the Galaxy S6 and the upcoming Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Specifications

  • 8.0-inch/9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop-based TouchWiz UX
  • Samsung Exynos 5433 chipset, 64-bit octa-core CPU (1.9GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU + 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 CPU), Mali-T760MP6 GPU, and 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB internal storage and a microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, QHD video recording, 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS with GLONASS
  • 4,000mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 specifications

  • 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop-based TouchWiz UX
  • Samsung Exynos 5433 chipset, 64-bit octa-core CPU (1.9GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU + 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 CPU), Mali-T760MP6 GPU, and 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB internal storage and a microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, QHD video recording, 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS with GLONASS
  • 5,870mAh battery

The tablet is available in two colours – Black and White – and will be available in starting from August 2015 globally. Their pricing hasn’t been announced for the Indian market yet, but we expect them to be on a higher side considering their high-end internals. We will keep you updated as soon as we get any information regarding its Indian launch.

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