Soon after announcing flagship smartphones Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and rumours about the new Galaxy Note model, Samsung has silently unveiled its new Galaxy Tab S2 models. The Galaxy Tab S2 will be available in 8-inch and 9.7-inch form factors at 5.6mm, weighing 265 grams and 389 grams, respectively. Samsung proclaims Tab S2 its ‘thinnest and lightest’ tablet in that size.
JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics said “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.”
Galaxy Tab S2 features:
Both models feature Super AMOLED displays with 2048 x 1536 resolution. The tablet assures deeper contrast and more precise detail to with the Super AMOLED display by delivering 94 percent of natural tones to show true-to-life colours (Adobe RGB colour standard).
Both the devices will run the latest Android 5.0 lollipop, and under the hood, expect an octa core processor. The devices include 3GB RAM, 8MP rear snapper, 2.1MP front-facing camera.
The new tablets feature a fingerprint scanner and the ability to run two apps simultaneously on the screen. Needless to say, the Galaxy Tab S2 models are expected to give stiff competition to now-failing Apple iPad.
With the storage option of 32GB and 64GB, both models are available in Wi-Fi as well as Wi-Fi + LTE variants. There is a microSD card slot that will let you expand storage up to 128GB. The tablet features a preloaded Microsoft Office Solutions app and allows storing up to 100GB of files on the cloud via OneDrive for two years for free. The two models are compatible with the advanced Book Cover Keyboard that delivers the same convenience of a standard PC keyboard with a built-in trackpad. The Tabs comes with a battery of 4000mAh.
The connectivity options include Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, GPS and GLONAAS.
Pricing of the devices is not yet announced, but the devices are expected to hit the markets in the month of August.