Monday, July 20, 2015

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7


Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Tab S2 ,the S2 , a product line that features a 8.0 version and a slightly larger 9.7" one which replaces the older Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5 from last year with a all new form factor and new hardware inside .Although both products were announced today , the official launch of the tablet is due next month and so far the prices are said to remain very similar to the original Tab S lineup from last year


Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

This is Samsung's Tab S 8.4 replacement for this year , unlike the previous 16:9/16:10 widescreen aspect ratios ,the new model features a portrait friendly 8" 4:3 aspect ratio ,this shift in aspect ratio does take some of the SuperAmoled displays high resolution off as the new model only has 2048x1536 px - a figure that gives it a lower PPI count than the outgoing model which had 2560x1600 .

Rest of the specs are impressive however , the Tablet is now powered by a Exynos 5433 Octa core which uses 4 A57 and 4 A53 cores clocked to 1.9Ghz and 1.3Ghz ,the tablets also feature a similar amount of ram as the older gen with 3GB of LPDDR3 .The tablet is also the first to jump the 16GB option and directly offer either 32/64GB+MicroSD expansion in the Samsung lineup . Battery on the device is said to be a 4000mAh unit which is a bit smaller than the older one , this is however a change that needed to be done in order to hold it in a 5.6mm chassis -a figure that exceeds that of rivals by huge margins .  The rear camera is still kept at 8MP with the omission of the LED flash

Specs at a glance
*8" 2048x1536 resolution SuperAMOLED display
*64 bit Samsung Exynos 5433 AP ,1.9 - 1.3Ghz Octa core (4+4)
3GB RAM , 32/64GB with MicroSD expansion
*optional LTE ,GPS+Glonass ,fingerprint sensor
*134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6mm, 265g
*8MP rear , no LED flash , 2.1 Mp front
*Android 5.0.2
*4000 mAh non removable battery


Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7


This tablet is probably going to be Samsung's poster child tablet for a while , the flagship model which is expected to cost atleast a $100 more is basically a 9.7" version of the smaller 8.0 model with a few changes done to things like the battery and design .Overall the Tab S2 9.7 features a 169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm chassis , which still beats all thinness records set by other manufacturers .Apart from the thin chassis , the tablet still packs 3GB of RAM , 32/64Gb storage +microSD card and a 2048x1536 resolution SAMOLED display which is still setting the PPI count below the older Tab S 10.5 it replaces . The Tab S2 9.7 is also powered by the Exynos 5433 application processor

Specs at a glance
*9.7" 2048x1536 resolution SuperAMOLED display
*64 bit Samsung Exynos 5433 AP ,1.9 - 1.3Ghz Octa core (4+4)
3GB RAM , 32/64GB with MicroSD expansion
*optional LTE ,GPS+Glonass, fingerprint sensor 
*169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm, 389g
*8MP rear , no LED flash , 2.1 Mp front
*Android 5.0.2
*5870 mAh non removable battery

Pricing for the new Tab S2 series is still kept secret , but considering that this is not a budget friendly tablet like the Tab A series , a $399 is probably expected of the 8" model .Samsung will officially reveal the tablet and launch it for sale next month

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Anandtech

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