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Ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and S2 9.7 could be announced next week

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Ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and S2 9.7 could be announced next week
Samsung is reportedly getting ready to announce two new high-end Android tablets next week, on July 20. According to Dutch website GSM Help Desk, the two slates are the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, of which we've already heard quite a few things.

The Tab S2 8.0 and Tab S2 9.7 appear to be successors to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 from last year, both seemingly coming with high-end features, and ultra-thin bodies (under 6 mm).

The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 will be the smaller among the two new devices, sporting an 8-inch Super AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 pixels, while the Tab S2 9.7 should offer a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with the same pixel resolution. Both displays have 4:3 aspect ratios, just like Apple's iPads. The new Galaxy Tabs should have plenty of common features, including 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processors, 3 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear cameras, and 32 GB of storage space.

As previously reported, prices for the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 could start at $399, while the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 should be more expensive, possibly starting at $499. We assume that Samsung will sell the new Tabs in the US, as well as in many other parts of the world. Who's interested?


source: GSM Help Desk (translated)

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posted on 17 Jul 2015, 11:18 1

1. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 426; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


Apple should release a new 9.7 iPad to go head-to-head with the new Samsung tablets, but I guess the Air 2 is good enough to compete with it.

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 16:43 1

14. waddup121 (unregistered)


That's really thin

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 11:24 2

2. jeroome86 (Posts: 1125; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Samsung should of kept aspect ratio they had. Almost bought the 8.4 s
Love my Air 2. Awesome tablet.

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 14:04

8. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 555; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Tab S 10.2" is a sweet tablet, especially since it has a proper aspect ratio. Almost-square 4:3 is ridiculous. There's a reason televisions went to 16:9 from 4:3 when they went HD

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 16:21

12. MDave (Posts: 115; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Not everyone buys a tablet exclusively to watch widescreen movies. Only Android users, apparently. Everyone else is buying iPads.

posted on 19 Jul 2015, 12:52

19. king6666 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)


Your right MDave but when you're talking about potentially spending $500 (because I want the highest GB storage) you want to have all the best features and also you're talking to someone that owns a slingbox (look it up) so watching movies and tv shows and screen resolution is a must.

posted on 21 Jul 2015, 15:58

20. MDave (Posts: 115; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


And you can still do those. Millions of people do happily that on their iPads.

posted on 18 Jul 2015, 14:53

16. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


You know, there are actually applications for a tablet beyond watching Videos!
I use Microsoft Office, write emails and Größe thewww. And for these things 4:3 is actually much better!

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 11:24 4

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I'll stick to my s8.4, not going for a lower ppi and a 4:3 ratio

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 11:58

4. Tondern (Posts: 113; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


I might be interested. The Z4 tablet turned out to be a disappointment to the price it was launched at, and I'm hoping the 9.7 slate will have more than a 6000 mAH battery.

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 12:32 4

5. king6666 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)


I'm sorry I know I'm alone on this but Samsung is making a HUGE MISTAKE GOING WITH A LOWER SCREEN RESOLUTION THAN THE SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S ( FIRST GEN). The screen resolution was the thing that attracted me to the first tablet going lower feels like a step down just to say you copied apple. Just for those who don't know the original SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S screen resolution was 2560x1440 (2K resolution) the tablet may damn near lose it's identity just to copy apple thumbs down.

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 18:04

15. kenaldinho4444 (Posts: 66; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


Something is wrong with the team at Samsung, is like they are abandoning their own style

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 12:42 3

6. Moose (Posts: 248; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


If "ultra thin" means small battery, forget it. The Xiaomi mi Pad has a 6700 mAh battery and I've seen some Chinese tablets with 10,000. Anything under 5000 is too small for my liking and I won't buy it.

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 13:51

7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2054; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


lol no LED flash=fail

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 14:23 1

9. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Whast about the Galaxy Gab Pro?
I want a 12"+ Tablet.

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 14:31

10. hortizano (Posts: 292; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Watching a movie on this aspect ratio is a total headache... and that's why I want a tablet.. so for the moment I'll pass...

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 15:01

11. Furbal (Posts: 980; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


2560x1600/1700 please

posted on 17 Jul 2015, 16:28

13. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am just waiting for it to be released.

posted on 19 Jul 2015, 00:20

17. soldier1969 (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


4:3 aspect ratio, no thanks.

posted on 19 Jul 2015, 12:30 1

18. f_guy (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


SM-T815 include SOC 5433 from note4

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