High-end Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 pictured, could become the world's thinnest tablet

High-end Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 pictured, could become the world's thinnest tablet
According to recent rumors, Samsung is about to announce two new high-end Android tablets that will succeed last year's Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The new slates will probably be called Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7.

We already saw a few renders that allegedly showed the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (model number SM-T815), and now it's time to take a look at the Tab S2 8.0 (model number SM-T715).

Approved today by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (also known as TENAA), the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 sports an 8-inch AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 pixels and a 4:3 aspect ratio, weighs 260 grams, and measures 198.2 x 134.5 x 5.4 mm. At just 5.4 mm, the Tab S2 8.0 should become the world's thinnest tablet, but we'll just have to wait for Samsung to officially announce the device before giving it this title.

The S2 8.0 runs Android Lollipop, and is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz (most likely, this is an Exynos 7420). Other features include LTE, 3 GB of RAM, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, and expandable internal memory (starting at 16 GB).

You can take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 in the slideshow below. In case you don't think the tablet is too attractive, we can tell you from our experience that virtually all devices photographed by TENAA look worse than in reality.


source: TENAA (translated)

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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

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38 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

No flash?...(sigh)

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Really? Is that your question?

4. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Previous models have flash, this iPad-looking tablet is a downgrade. Compare the specs, its really the same specs the predecessors have.

21. QuadKore

Posts: 6; Member since: May 08, 2015

Yes wtf isn't this supposed to be an upgrade? It's the same specs as my original Tab S 8.4 except for the processor and missing flash! And since I'm running Samsung's official Lollipop update, the only difference in using the 2 tablets really is the screen ratio... otherwise, its the exact same experience!

35. Clars123

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

The original Tab S had flash..why do you think they removed it?

9. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Sarcasm?

13. waddup121 unregistered

5.4mm...oh gawd

14. torr310

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

thinner isn't better.... 8mm is good enough!

19. QuadKore

Posts: 6; Member since: May 08, 2015

Yea wtf? I'm typing this right now on the original Tab S 8.4 and it has a flash on it! The Tab S2 doesn't even seem to be much of an upgrade over the Tab S...if all the specs listed here are true, the only upgrade is the processor really. The RAM, front/rear cameras, etc are all the same as the current Tab S. And I'm running the official Samsung Lollipop update ( I'm in the US but flashed the Korean update a while ago ) so the only difference would be the screen ratio.

20. QuadKore

Posts: 6; Member since: May 08, 2015

Yea wtf? I'm typing this right now on the original Tab S 8.4 and it has a flash on it! The Tab S2 doesn't even seem to be much of an upgrade over the Tab S...if all the specs listed here are true, the only upgrade is the processor really. The RAM, front/rear cameras, etc are all the same as the current Tab S. And I'm running the official Samsung Lollipop update ( I'm in the US but flashed the Korean update a while ago ) so the only difference would be the screen ratio.

33. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Yeah it's true. They just downgraded the specs if this is true. I was planning to buy this tab s 8.4 but i chose galaxy note 4. I'm still interested in buying it again if i have the money but the the thing is, is the battery of tab s 8.4 better compared to other tablets? I didn't buy it for i read a lot of complains about it's battery life.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Guess I better go get Mr Tab S 10.5 while I can. Sorry Samsung. If I wanted an iPad I would buy one.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2304; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

If they kept it at a still-reasonable 8.5mm of thickness, they would have had room for the LED flash component and probably a much more generous battery capacity. Seriously, what's wrong with these companies? It's like they're on a downward spiral on a trend that the market seriously isn't harking over that badly. If there really needs to be products that are 7mm or less in thickness, then give time for the technical components to advance more so we can include stuff instead of get rid of it, and have better battery life, instead of shortening it or having it comparable.

6. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I agree

7. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

The SoC is the Exynos 5433http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/2057161?baseline=2695149 Note the other Samsung SoC in the link too, they made an octa A53.

11. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Doesn't match up. This one is running 1.9 Ghz, the Geekbench one is running at 1.3 Ghz.

25. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Those are the A53 cores at 1.3GHz ofc.

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

If this tablet doesn't have a micro SD card slot, then they're pulling an Apple again. This would suck banana balls as an Android tablet.

12. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Maybe they're going after the Nexus way of Android. But that's Nexus, it's not meant to be a consumer focused device. Samsung won't listen to consumers as they are the ones who bring Samsung to the top, now they're acting as Dbags.

16. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

What are you guys talking about, it does have a micro SD slot. You can clearly see it next to the SIM slot on the right side of the device.

23. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

PA didn't post it but TENAA did indicate it support external memory up to 128GB.

10. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

But not the lightest, waterproof and longer battery life like sony

15. ChunkDiesel072014

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Why didn't they just design it after the Galaxy S6 and Edge? Make a Galaxy S 8.0 an 8 inch galaxy S6 with dual speakers in front 7500mah battery s pen 2k display same fingerprint scanner give it the same cameras and even calling capabilities. Would be amazing.

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am waiting to pull the trigger on the 9.7 as long as it matches the quality of the GS6 and is 64 bit. The Exynos 5433 would be disappointing but apparently is still is 64 bit despite the Note 4 using 32 bit software.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That actually looks like a blown up Nexus 5 from those pics. Either way, I am sure it will look fine and I am getting the 9.7 over this one for sure.

22. sma249

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 03, 2015

1536 x 2048 in tab s2 8.0 VS 1600 x 2560 pixels tab s 8.4 WTF samsung , this is not the way to upgrade.

24. MartinR

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Peopele make pictures with Tablets?? Really?? You look like an fool when you do that!

26. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

How long will the battery last is the real question.

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am guessing a pretty damn long time. Lower resolution, technically, and a much bigger battery than the GS6. So unless it doesn't throttle whatsoever and has a special gaming GPU that keeps every game at 60fps I am guessing the battery life should be pretty impressive.

28. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Single speaker above the logo? :S Also, these were though to have a metal design. In that case, why are the two holes in the back still needed for cases? Also, no flash? I'm unconvinced this is the Tab S2.

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