Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Tab S2. Available in 9.7-inch and 8-inch variants, the device is claimed to be the company’s thinnest and lightest tablet of its size.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced the global launch of the Galaxy Tab S2, the most immersive Samsung tablet to-date. Samsung’s newest Galaxy tablet continuously delivers a stunning Super AMOLED display perfectly optimized for reading and viewing any type of digital content. The Galaxy Tab S2 is stylishly designed with the thinnest and lightest metal frame of its size on the market and packs powerful performance features to offer enhanced usability, empowering users with new and improved choices in productivity and multitasking.
At just 5.6mm thin and only 389g (9.7 -inch) and 265g (8.0 -inch) weight*, the Galaxy Tab S2 is perfectly designed for reading and consuming content due to its stunning Super AMOLED Display. By recreating the same viewing experience of browsing through traditional print media, the Galaxy Tab S2 also makes it comfortable to read digital content, including e-books, magazines, webpages and newsfeeds. This reading-optimized ratio allows the user to enjoy a seamless reading experience without unnecessary scrolling.
“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. “We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most complete personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere.”
Specs-wise, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is powered by an octa-core processor (quad 1.9GHz + quad 1.3GHz), and sports an 8-inch Super AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB/64GB expandable internal storage options, and packs in a 4000mAh battery.
In terms of camera, the Tab S2 8.0 features an 8MP rear unit and a 2.1MP front shooter. It is 5.6mm thin, weighs in at 265g, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 sports a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, packs in a 5870mAh battery, and weighs in at 389g. Rest of its specifications are same as that of the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. Both variants are available in Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and LTE configurations, come with a touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner, and offer Multitasking.