Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Tab S2 9.7 will be announced in June

We’ve previously revealed that Samsung is working on the successor to the Galaxy Tab S. The Galaxy Tab S2 will be thinner than the Apple iPad Air, and it will feature a screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Now, we have some more information about the upcoming high-end tablet from Samsung.

According to the latest information, there will be four variants of the upcoming high-end tablet – Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + LTE variants of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 and the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 –  and all of them will be announced in June, just like the original Galaxy Tab S. These new tablets will be released worldwide, including the US, Canada, European markets, China, Latin America, Hong Kong, Korea, and India.

As we’ve reported earlier, the Galaxy Tab S2 will have premium material (read metal) on the outside, and is expected to feature the latest 64-bit Exynos processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, microSD card slot, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, Samsung’s in-house modem with Cat. 6 LTE (300Mbps), 8-megapixel primary camera, and 2.1-megapixel secondary camera. The 8-inch model has dimensions of 198.2 × 134.5 × 5.4 mm and the 9.7-inch model comes in at 237.1 × 168.8 × 5.4 mm, and both are considerably light at 260 grams and 407 grams respectively.

 

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DmackUK
1 year 6 months ago

When is Now?
I’m a tablet virgin, but v definitely in the market to buy. Tempted to go fruity but i want the independence of Android not to be just another Shapple in the dull dull dull iOS pen. Hoping for a metal chassis and better processor in the Tab S 2, .
Patience is a virtue but should i bite the bullet now and buy a Tab S 8.4 Wi Fi here for £250? Your thoughts please and best Samsung buying experiences in US (vacation at end June is coming up).

chireau1
1 year 6 months ago

Am I the only one to “feel” Samsung is outta giving less for your money (which was a key feature!).?

Feel been the keyword, as a thorough comparaison could probably put things back in perspective… But still removing sd card slots and making battery fixed on phones feels like going backward!

FrankVVV
1 year 7 months ago

I will be moving over to the new Sony android tablet. I would have preferred Samsung, but that 4:3 screen ratio is just a dumb move. No 16:10 ratio = no deal.

AquilaSol
1 year 7 months ago

” and it will feature a screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio.”

Clearly intended for the USA market. Considering US paper sizes are closer to 4:3, and the rest of the world uses A-sizes which are much closer to 16:9.

And then there’s video. Did Samsung forget that they stopped making 4:3 video over 15 years ago? FullHD video downscaled to 720p to make room for the 4% letterboxes… Brilliant idea! ¬_¬

Let’s all hope it sells horribly, because if we’re going to be stuck with 4:3 screen sizes on multimedia tablets, we might as well stop watching films, series, magazines and comics on them.

MStuart
1 year 7 months ago

Also, A4′s aspect ratio is 1.414 which is much closer to iPad’s 4:3 (1.33) than to 16:9 (1.77). (Most Android tablets are actually 16:10, but whatever).

MStuart
1 year 7 months ago

4:3 it’s better for reading and web browsing. That’s how the Tab A is being marketed right now by Samsung. So video is a tad smaller on this tablets, I don’t care what the big deal is.

I’m sure hoping it sells like hotcakes, because designing Android tablets with the sole purpose of video playback certainly hasn’t done much for Android’s tablet ecosystem.

johny jackson
1 year 7 months ago

Tab S2 9.7 or Tab A 9.7 s-pen.
That is question.

MStuart
1 year 7 months ago

“At the time of Tab S launch, Apple miseries were also more expensive, so wrong again. When you’re wrong is easier to recourse to insults, it shows your lack of education. If you love so much garbage from the Apple you are on the wrong site”

The iPad Air retails at £399, so you’re wrong once more. Then again, if you have to play the “you’re not one of us” card, I’m not surprised you don’t care about facts.

mcbrain
1 year 7 months ago

Now you talking about Air? OK, now here iPad Air 2, 9.74, 16GB, 4G retail price = 590 EUR. and Tab S, 10.5, 16GB, 4G retail price = 420 EUR. so stop it!

MStuart
1 year 7 months ago

iPad, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, they all retail at same price on launch, $499 or £399. If you’re cherry-picking the 4G because it suits your case, I’ll give it to you: £479 Tab S 10.5 vs £499 iPad 4g. Congrats, you win the Inernet!

janlil
1 year 7 months ago

pls samsung im begging you pls dont forget to update samsung galaxy note 4 sm-n910c saudi arabia csc pls release lollipop update here in saudi arabia for our galaxy note 4 thank you

AquilaSol
1 year 7 months ago

Which part of “Sammobile is a Samsung fan community based in the Netherlands with no affiliation to Samsung” did you not understand?

erick.kenzi
1 year 7 months ago

Just some things need to happen to this tablet be on pair on ipad air 2, but I hope they need to be better than ipad air 2:
Exynos 7 processor, more efficient display(i hope they use more mordern process to produce the amoled), 3gb ddr4, ufs 2.0 memory and the touch wiz optimized. If samsung can’t do this things, just stick on galaxy tab s2 8.0″ cause the 9.7 will be a huge failure.

legacik
1 year 7 months ago

nope, no Exynos 7 for TabS2.

erick.kenzi
1 year 7 months ago

How you can be so sure? I saw that in gsmarena, but I didn’t find the source to confirm. I know is logical that samsung not to use exynos 7 to tablet cause them generate low proftis compare to smartphones.

MStuart
1 year 7 months ago

And yet Samsung tablets are not exactly inexpensive. They match and sometimes exceed Apple’s prices.

mcbrain
1 year 7 months ago

At the time of Tab S launch, Apple miseries were also more expensive, so wrong again. When you’re wrong is easier to recourse to insults, it shows your lack of education. If you love so much garbage from the Apple you are on the wrong site.

MStuart
1 year 7 months ago

“Comparing only the price and resolution of iPad Mini 16GB 4G (768 x 1024) price = 410EUR., iPad Mini 2 16GB 4G (1536 x 2048) price = 490 EUR., iPad Mini 3 16GB 4G (1536 x 2048) price = 590 EUR. with Tab S 8.4 16GB 4G (1600 x 2560) price = 300 EUR. it is very clear that you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.”

The difference is that Samsung devices come down in price after a few months. I paid full retail price at launch (£449) for my Tab Pro 10.1 so don’t tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about, since you’re the one talking out of your ass.

mcbrain
1 year 7 months ago

Comparing only the price and resolution of iPad Mini 16GB 4G (768 x 1024) price = 410EUR., iPad Mini 2 16GB 4G (1536 x 2048) price = 490 EUR., iPad Mini 3 16GB 4G (1536 x 2048) price = 590 EUR. with Tab S 8.4 16GB 4G (1600 x 2560) price = 300 EUR. it is very clear that you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

erick.kenzi
1 year 7 months ago

Yeah, sometimes is more expensive, that I think is wrong in samsung strategy, sell expensive garbish in the market and expect to make clients. Or sell good things in market but give very late support or none support.

chanhny
1 year 7 months ago

Sure. samsung very stupid and never focus cpu for tablet like apple do.
Tab S only use exynos 5420 along time. Hot and old date. now samsung focus 7420 for S6 +S6 edge. Only use 5433 for Tab S2.
samsung stupid.

erick.kenzi
1 year 7 months ago

But samsung should look in diferent way, they can get exynos 7420 arcthitecture and make in 20nm in mass production, it will be cheaper than 14nm and for a tablet there is a lot of space to concern about thermal design and it’s easier than a smartphone. In that way they can make galaxy tab s cheaper and very good without increase their cost with production line. If they use exynos 5433, It’ll be a huge failure, just quoting agian FAILURE!

setsu001
1 year 7 months ago

ill enjoy my galaxy tab S i guess for a little more since that aspect ratio of S 2 is not really my thing :S cant stand that ratio somehow

 
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