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Galaxy Tab S2 pre-orders in the US to begin today, 8-inch model starts at $399.99

Consumers in the US looking for a new tablet, one with a stunning display at that, can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 starting today, according to Engadget. Both the 8-inch and 9.7-inch models will be released on the four major carriers and US Cellular on September 3, and will also be available on a trade-in basis from Amazon and Best Buy in the near future. As for pricing, the 8-inch model will start at $399.99 for the Wi-Fi model and the 9.7-inch model will be $499.99. Pricing for the LTE versions aren’t available, but they should cost $100 more than the Wi-Fi variants whenever they become available.

The Galaxy Tab S2’s claim to fame is the Super AMOLED display adorning the front side, and the hardware includes an Exynos 5433 processor, 2048×1536 4:3 display resolution, 3GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, LTE connectivity, 32GB of expandable storage, and 4,000 mAh and 5,870 mAh batteries on the 8 and 9.7-inch models. You also get a fingerprint sensor, Android 5.0.2 on the software front, and a premium design that incorporates metal on the sides and soft-touch plastic on the back.

Are you getting the Galaxy Tab S2? Let us know in the comments, and do check out our hands-on of the tablet to get an idea of whether it’s worth your money.

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barnassey
barnassey

Man what is it with samsung reducing battery size on their devices but keeping the price the same?

bert269
bert269

Interesting. I ordered mine (and received it two days laster) about three weeks ago on Amazon.com…and I even paid $20 less…..

webergti
webergti

5.0.2 and no 5.1.1 or 6.0 soon maybe it will get 6.0.2 in like year from now with samsung who knows i really hate samsung update/marketing policy

legacik
legacik

Yes, since development/update releases was moved to India there is fu**** mess in updates…

j2001m
j2001m

No big deal, it’s not even 64bit, a very crap tablet by Samsung, I have no idea what they doing with this thing and I am a Samsung fan

Again no 64 bit support they used the same CPU as the note 4 with no changes at all

Joke

RajCaj
RajCaj

It seems like they are trying to maintain the same price point for their “flagship” device, but are shifting costs from hardware / functionality to build materials. In other words, if they maintained the requisite hardware spec bumps with this device AND used more expensive build materials, the cost to produce it would be higher than the prior Galaxy S Tab, which would mean they’d have to charge more for it….which could also mean less units sold. Instead, it looks as if they’ve offset the increased build material / manufacturing process cost by using dated tech, and eliminating some tech… Read more »

chi-hin
chi-hin

Samsung do know what they are doing, and it’s only a relatively ‘very crap’ tablet in a very small percentage of peoples eyes.
I think the problem is that Samsung fans expect too much, just like myself a few years ago…

GidiKroon
GidiKroon

They, including the LTE versions, have been available for pre-order for a while now, in other parts of the world. So, why is this news?

manojmcn
manojmcn

This news is specific to the US release.
It’s a big market for Samsung.

Mobyone
Mobyone

Wow! I had my Tab S2 8.0 almost a month ago in UK and it only costed me £255 including delivery. I mean i did order it from a seller in HK but still.
And I did actually send Sammobile an article to post about the device being available to order online a month ago but they ignored me and never posted it!!