Exclusive: Details about the pricing of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 and Galaxy Tab E

It has been quite some time since Samsung upgraded its high-end Galaxy Tab lineup of tablets. The Galaxy Tab S was released back in July 2014, and it’s almost time for the official announcement of the Galaxy Tab S 2. Months back, we exclusively reported the specifications of the Galaxy Tab S 2, and today we have details regarding its pricing.

The Wi-Fi only variants of the Galaxy Tab S 2 8.0 (SM-T710) and the Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T810) will come with price tags of €399 and €499 respectively. The cellular variant of the Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T815), which comes with 4G LTE connectivity, will be priced at €589. This tablet will feature a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and will feature an Exynos 5433 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, and Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n in a metallic body that is 5.4 mm thin. The 8-inch and 9.7-inch variants of this tablet will feature 3,580 mAh and 5,870 mAh batteries respectively.

The Galaxy Tab E (SM-T560), an entry-level tablet with a 9.7-inch display that Samsung already announced in India, will be priced at €199 internationally. This tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and features a 9.7-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and a 5,000 mAh battery. This tablet is expected to hit the retail shelves by the end of this month in Taiwan, but its launch date for the international markets is not known as of now.

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Dan EE
11 months 22 days ago

Could it have the rumored 7422 or 7430?????

thegeneral2010
11 months 23 days ago

tab s 2 will feature exynos 5433 in 64bit built android 5.1 i think that the reason why samsung choosed it over exynos 7420 is that exynos 7420 must be combined with latest UFS 2.0 and LDDR4 RAM anyway exynos 5433 is still the second strongest phone processor out there and still belive that both exynos 7420 and 5433 will not make much difference cuz samsung need to learn from apple that tablets should have processors designed for it not smartphones processors.

Dan EE
11 months 23 days ago

I am curious about your source for Tab S2 using the 5433. I have seen both listed as speculations. The SMT815, 715 and 710 all have 2.1GHZ listed for the CPU speed in the FCC part 15, subpart B test documents. Only the SMT810 lists 1.9 GHz. I have taken 3 designs though FCC testing and had to drop the CPU frequency on one to meet emissions. This may or may not be the case. Dropping the frequency also may be a result of what DDR speeds are available in the quantities needed. As far as Apple designing the A8X for the Air 2, I think this may be the case of needing a different VPU to drive QHD. The i6 plus is only FHD, 1920×1080 and the i6 is 1334×750. The 5433 and 7420 both support QHD already.

MStuart
11 months 22 days ago

So it would be theoretically possible for it to have both 7420 and a microSD slot?

Dan EE
11 months 22 days ago

I don’t know if the 7420 has a SD interface on chip and UFS and they picked UFS only for the S6. Samsung has not released even a good slick sheet. A bridge chip would be needed if it doesn’t and I would doubt they would do that. The test reports clearly show a 16G SDcard from SanDisk or Samsung depending on the model. They also clearly show 2.1 GHz CPU speeds. Are they clocking the 5433 higher??? If you search for FCC OET Authorization Search, you can pull the reports.

MStuart
11 months 22 days ago

Anandtech’s analysis of the 7420 says:

Part of the internal bus blocks are all major I/O IP blocks. These are physically separated into two major blocks called FSYS0 and FSYS1. This includes 3 Synopsis DesignWare MMC controllers (2x 8bit, 1x 4bit) that can be used for eMMC, WiFi SDIO and external SD card connections. A MIPI UniPro controller for UFS 2.0 is of course also part of the interfaces for storage and is used for the NAND storage on the Galaxy S6.

Does that help?

Dan EE
11 months 22 days ago

That sounds to me like the 7520 support’s external SDcards and they decided to use only the UFS on the S6. If they are using the latest IP core, it should support SD4.1. Nice find.

MStuart
11 months 22 days ago

Very interesting, thank you.

Dan EE
11 months 23 days ago

It may be the 7420. The FCC approval document for the SMT710 lists the processor speed as 2.1GHz. Unless they increased the processor speed for the 5433, which was 1.9 GHz, it would appear that the processor would be the 7420. That said, the 9.7″ SMT810 lists a 1.9 GHZ speed. ???

OLEDMAN
11 months 23 days ago

My Tab S is splendid, no upgrade needed imo even though I’d love a metal feel.
My battery life is really good on wifi version.

yathani
11 months 23 days ago

Really Tab S 2 with (Exynos 5433 processor) ? so that’s mean it will be a 32bit still.

No thanks I will wait for the new nexus if any

TheSparda
11 months 23 days ago

New Tab S2 in 2015, and with last year’s processor/tech. What?!? Ipad air 3 is going to kill it in terms of specs. No offence.

MStuart
11 months 23 days ago

Sadly, I agree. The only thing it’s going to have going for it is the Amoled screen

MStuart
11 months 23 days ago

Prices as expected, really. If they finally went ahead with Exynos 5433, would that be because the 7420 would not easily support SD cards?

LoganSamsungg
11 months 23 days ago

I think 4K resolution is VERY necessary for those tablets who have a screen bigger than 7 inches.

JohnK
11 months 23 days ago

True, i will skip again this year for next generation. My Note 10.1 2014 Edition is still working fine since 2013, i’m only looking for more internal memory (which should be solved with Android M) and better display with better resolution (4K as you say).

Majklos
11 months 23 days ago

What about the price of Tab S 2 8.0 LTE (SM-T715) ? Also 100€ less than the bigger variant?

sherry perry
11 months 23 days ago

i remember my Tab S 8.4 LTE had THE MOST shittiest battery of all the devices i ever had! never getting any tablet from Samsung EVER!

 
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