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Samsung just released an updated Galaxy Tab S2 with improved performance

Samsung’s current generation high-end tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2, was announced back in July 2015. Going by the company’s annual update cycle, the South Korean tech giant is expected to announce the tablet’s successor somewhere around July this year. New information suggests that Samsung has secretly released an updated Galaxy Tab S2 with improved performance and new software.

Refreshed variants of the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 are already on sale in Germany through Cyberport.de with a starting price of €449. The Galaxy Tab S2 now comes with a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, which offers better CPU performance than the original Galaxy Tab S2 with an Exynos 5433 chipset. There is, however, a slight decrease in GPU performance.

The updated version also comes with Android 6.0.1 out of the box. The external design and other specifications remain the same. It still comes with a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, an 8-megapixel primary camera with support for QHD video recording, a 2.1-megapixel secondary camera, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, and a fingerprint sensor.

The Wi-Fi-only variant of the new Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (SM-T813N) is currently priced at €449, while the LTE variant (SM-T819N) is priced at €549. The new Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is currently available only in an LTE variant (SM-T719N), and it is priced at €479. We can expect Samsung to release the refreshed variant of the Galaxy Tab S2 in other European markets soon.

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david daillere
david daillere

I have buy this brand new tablet in October and it only worked 30 days! In fact, the tablet simply stopped charging after a few utilisation. Sadly since then, I’m fighting with Samsung hopping for the issue to be fixed. After months and hours spending on the chat support there is still nothing done. All the nightmare because I’m actually overseas and guess what, The Samsung policy doesn’t propose practical solution for this situation. Eventually, I have learn two very important facts with this very unfortunate experience: – firstly, this tablet isn’t reliable at all ( just check on internet… Read more »

jijings
jijings

i think this is useless…..the tab S2 are decrease performance than tab S…and i still waiting for tab S3..

berkbu
berkbu

It comes with marshmallow also 😀

barnassey
barnassey

Slight decrease? What the fuck you are smoking? the adreno 510 is 39% slower than the Mali 760 mp8.

MStuart
MStuart

I hope Samsung will release a new flagship Android tablet this year. I’d like it to finally make it past 300+ ppi, and with an aspect ratio between 16:10 and 4:3.

sanayp
sanayp

The highest standard resolution for 4:3 is 2048 x 1536

For 16:9 highest is 2500 x 1600

MStuart
MStuart

So? Not sure what you’re trying to get at.

sanayp
sanayp

these are the highest resolutions available for these ratio types

2500 x 1600 resolution cannot be used for 4:3 ratio as this resolution is wide screen tablets like 16:9

RichTD
RichTD

I wonder if the new Tab S2 has the themes store which the original didn’t have. Samsung really needs to start updating older tablets with Android 6.0.1.

sanayp
sanayp

Samsung tablets dont have a themes store I just phoned Samsung and said that this model does not have a theme store which is disappointing considering the price

sanayp
sanayp

Are there any pictures of it running 6.0.1 as original has not got the update yet.

RichTD
RichTD

If you go to source 1-3, under the picture of the Tab S2, you can see an image of the Tab S2 home screen with rounded icons that look like the Galaxy S7. Which means it does indeed have Android 6.0.1.

MStuart
MStuart

Not necessarily. I’ve just got today a brand new Tab A (2016) 7″ tablet. It has the same icons, but it’s still running Lollipop.

sanayp
sanayp

which someone buys and make a youtube video to see the full ui on a tablet