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Samsung Makes Galaxy Tab S2 Official, Starts At Php 20K

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This is Samsung’s latest flagship tablet

And just like that, Samsung has officially made their newest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2 official. As expected the Galaxy Tab S2 sheds the 16:9 aspect ratio of the original and emulated the 4:3 ratio that Apple’s iPads currently use. As a result, the tablet now comes in both 8-inch and 9.7-inch variations sporting a resolution of 2048×1536. The new tablet still uses Samsung’s Super AMOLED panel that made the previous one such a pleasure to use.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 specs

  • Octa-core Exynos 533 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 8-inch,/9.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display,  2048×1536 resolution
  • 32GB/64GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, fingerprint scanner
  • 4,000mAh (8-inch), 5,870mAh (9.7-inch) battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

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On the design side, Samsung has ditched the dimpled plastic chassis of the previous model and has now gone with a metal frame for the new tablet. The back of the Galaxy Tab S2 still uses quick attach points on the back for aftermarket accessories like smart covers and the like, and the company has moved the speakers down below for better sound reproduction. Just like the previous iteration, the Galaxy Tab S2 has a fingerprint scanner embedded on the home button for easy unlocking.

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It seems like Samsung’s avoiding using Qualcomm chips for its higher end products until they fix the overheating issues in their chips, as the Tab S2 is powered by Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 533 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The tablet has LTE connectivity, and there’s both 32GB and 64GB storage options for it, as well as a microSD card that supports 128GB for even more storage.

As far as pricing goes the Galaxy Tab S2 starts at 399 Euros (Php 19.5K) for the WiFi, 8-inch version

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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6 Comments

  1. Battery is too low. I remember the original Tab S, when a few reviewers lauded it’s supposed long battery life leading me to buy one. But real life use is different, and it lasted maybe 3 hours use on a full charge, not enough to last me the whole day. 4000mAh on an 8 inch tablet is too low, no matter how efficient the processor is.

    They should have put at least 7000 mAh in there like the Mipad or iPad mini 3. And at almost double the price of the Mipad, it’s not bang-for-the-buck.

    1. Lol..3 hours of used? Im using it right now and it lasted me a whole day and the best about this tablet is the display. So stunning.

      Go stick to your “bang for the buck” gadgets. Peasants,lol

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