Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab S2 tablet: Thinner and lighter than iPad Air 2

Samsung has unveiled their plans on selling two new tablets this August, the Galaxy Tab S2. Although the tablet is the same, the difference between the two is the screen size: 8-inch and 9.7 inches.

The tablets resembles Apple’s iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 in terms of the design language, mainly due to the screen size. The 9.7 inch Super AMOLED display version seems to be an exact match  for the iPad Air line whereas the 8-inch one is slightly bigger than the Mini line.


The Lollipop tablets made an important display size change compared to the last year’s tabs which did not create much buzz. Since the tablets have a new display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 on both the sizes, this would be very ideal for reading and browsing the web.

Samsung boasts that the new Galaxy Tab S2 tablets are the lightest and the thinnest tablets in the market that directly competes with that of Apple’s iPads.


The dimensions for the 9.7 version are 169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm and weighs 392 for the LTE variant whereas for the Wi-Fi model, it weighs a bit less at 389g. As for the 8 inch version, the tablet measures 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6mm with 265g (Wi-Fi) and 272g (LTE) on the scale.


The tablets come with an Octacore chip with Quadcore speeds of 1.9Ghz, and 1.3 GHz and 3GB of RAM. For space, internal memory comes in two sizes, 64GB and 32GB with the provision for microSD card for up to 128GB. On the 9.7-inch tablet, the battery capacity is 5,870mAh and 4,000mAh for the 8-inch version.


The official price wasn’t announced at the time of the unveiling but according to the specs, the likely price tag the tablets might be around $500 for the 9.7 inch adn $400 for the 8 inch one.


Since they are due in August, we will be getting more information and will surely update you.

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