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
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.
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