Galaxy Tab S2 duo gets examined on video, the world's thinnest tablets

Galaxy Tab S2 duo gets examined on video, the world's thinnest tablets
The world's tablet competition used to be in the doldrums for the last few months, with the only notable release being sony's Xperia Z4 Tablet. Samsung shook things up the other day, though, releasing the world's thinnest tablets, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, each measuring the incredible 5.6mm thin, and weighing just 265g and 389g, respectively, despite the metal chassis. 

Those two will be competing directly with slates that are a bit thicker, but no less impressive, like Apple's iPad Air 2 and Sony's Xperia Z4 Tablet.

The overall dimensions of Samsung's slates are pretty compact, as you can see in the hands-on video below, and the tablets get sprung into action, flaunting bright, beautiful 2K Super AMOLED displays, too. As a reminder, the S2 tablets are powered by octa-core Exynos chipsets, come with 3 GB of RAM, and have 8 MP cameras on the back, capable of 4K video recording. Check them out.

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Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch
  • Display 8.0" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5870 mAh

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16 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

You would think a company who puts major focus on media consumption with their screens would realise more people watch movies than read on their tablets..the Tab S2 is downright disappointing.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also the battery is tiny The 9.7" is 5,870mAh The 8.0" is 4,000mAh For comparison iPad Mini is 4,400mAh iPad Mini 3/2 is 6,471mAh iPad Air 2 is 7,340mAh iPad Air is 8,827mAh iPad 4 is 11,560mAh

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Number is not a matter, Samsung can optimize it, like what Sony did with the Z4 Tablet which only have a small 6000mAH battery and a power-hungry SD810 SoC. http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z4_tablet-review-1251p3.php

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

My main issue with the device is the screen...considering these are the thinnest tablets in the world one shouldn't expect a massive capacity..even the iPad's had smaller capacities as they got thinner.

12. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Yes, that's why Android widescreen tablets sold so well and nobody ever bought an iPad.

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Such a sleek design wasted on a mediocre (for its class) Exynos 5433 chip. Call me crazy but I was going to replace my iPad Air 2 with this. Fat chance of that happening anymore.

7. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

How about trying it first before condemning it. The video makes it look really smooth and fast. The 5433 is the second best Samsung chip in production right now. I used to own an iPad Air 2, it was nice but too heavy. Felt like holding a brick after a while.

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Plus the CPU will be better than what's used on the note 4

11. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

ipad's SOC is faster, has better GPU. Samsung should have gone with T860 this time. And 5433 is going to be third best Samsung chip soon when note 5 launches. I would say wait samsung might launch note tablet refresh with beast SOC and UFS 2.0.

16. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Ipad's GPU is also faster than Snapdragon 810 and even Exynos 7420. Mali T860 has got no performance/power upfits compared to Mali T760.

10. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Dude what are you smoking?

15. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

If you really prefer Android, 5433 should not be reason enough to stop you. It's reason enough not to pay full iPad-class prices for it though.

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Damn it looks smooth!

9. skimshaddy unregistered

Like to see and play with it. It seems lot smoother than my old Tab S 8.4. It might be better than what we think. Will have to see it.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please stop making these devices thinner, and give us more battery life. I don't have the hands of a 6 month old, but I am a power user dammit. Hook the Jed up!!! BTW nice looking tabs Sammy.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks quite sweet actually. I'll probably give it a chance and hope the battery life holds up.

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