Is this the 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Is this the 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?
An image allegedly of the 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 appeared in social media today, posted by serial leaker OnLeaks. According to previously leaked information, the tablet is thinner than the 6.1mm thickness of the Apple iPad Air 2. Estimates of the measurement for the 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 range from 5.5mm to 5.9mm. OnLeaks previously said that the tablet would measure 237.17mm x 169.58mm x 5.5 mm.

The latest rumored specs for the slate include a 9.7-inch AMOLED display featuring a 2048 x 1536 resolution. Samsung is going with a 4:3 aspect ratio for this model. Under the hood will be a 64-bit octa-core CPU with 32GB of native storage inside. From the picture, we can see that a microSD slot will be available for those seeking additional storage. Android 5.0 will be pre-installed and there should be Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/4G LTE variations.

Both the 9.7-inch and 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 are expected to be unveiled next month


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source: OnLeaks via GizmoBolt

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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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28 Comments

1. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Hmm, this looks familiar. Very familiar.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, it does look very very similar to the Nexus 9 Lets hope Samsung doesn't copy the Nexus 9's terrible build quality and quality control

2. Kumar123 unregistered

Amoled (most likely pentile crap) 2048 x 1536 resolution on 9.7-inch. Its going to be a pixelated mess (unless they use RGB stripe).

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

The tab S 10.5 had RGB. So I'm hoping for RGB.

10. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

If I wanted 4:3 ratio 2048 1536 resolution on a 9.7 inch screen I'd get a IPad (which I already have) How about something a little more 2015ish? I'm not happy with 4:3 ratio on my iPad & expect a 9.7 inch tab to have at least the same amount of resolution as a 2014 Galaxy Note or even the Samsung Nexus Tab from back in the day

12. Kumar123 unregistered

Amoled is most useful when you use it to watch video, which is best at 16:10 aspect ration. But with this "new" 4:3 ratio its not going to be the as enjoyable as previous version. So, there goes the best advantage Samsung's tab has over Apple's tab. And if you consider the overall scenario iPad has unprecedented tablet app system that android platform can only dream off. I don't see any android tablet surpassing iPad anytime soon. The ecosystem alone makes the iPad the best tablet out there.

17. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

While i don't agree with the pixelated issue you brought up, since at these high resolution it is almost impossible to notice any pixelations with the naked eye, i TOTALLY agree with you regarding the tablet app system the iPad offers, Android is lacking in this department, and the reason i had my Tab S 10.5(sold now) is for watching videos or web browsing.

20. gaming64 unregistered

The advantage of 4:3 screens is better gaming experience amd web browsing. Apps are also more optimized this way. That is why I would choos the iPad over any tablet because it's the best that's out there.

13. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

An above FHD 10" display a pixelated mess? What are you smoking?

24. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

First the display isn't quite 10 inches & the resolution basically works out to about the same resolution as full HD at 1920 1200. Not a pixilated mess but definitely not in the same league as the display on the 8.4 inch Samsung Galaxy tab

14. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I think it was the 8.4 inch that had full RGB stripe. :D

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope it was the bigger one

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Eh, I am not worried. Samsung has always made the best tablet screens and I don't think that's going to change nor do I see how that will change.

4. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Samsung ipad

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

S-Pad

5. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

4:3 screen ratio on Android! I am interested to get one! Not a fan of trading battery life for thinner body though.

6. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

iPad Air 2: 9.7" with 4:3 ratio in 2014 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2: 9.7" with 4:3 ratio in 2015 This explains it all. A cheap copycat iPad Air 2!

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

iPad had 4:3 aspect ratio since the first green. Samsung phones had it way before with their QVGA screens.

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

When did Samsung (or a whatever OEM) have 16:9 phone? Thousands of years ago? Apple had it in late 2012. Surprised!??? Galaxy S1 4-inch display in 2010 iPhone 5 4-inch display in 2012 Galaxy S3 4.8 inch display in 2012 iPhone 6 4.7 inch display in 2014 Galaxy Note 5.3 inch display in 2011 iPhone 6 5,5 inch display in 2014 What an "expensive" copy cat of Samsung (HTC, Nokia, Motorola, Sony,...) phone!

16. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

With this logic, Apple didn't not make phone at all before. Who's the copycat?

7. Cdowd85

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Man you people are so annoying! You make it seem like Apple invented the rectangle/square and the 4:3 aspect ratio. So because a company makes a device That's rectangular and has a certain aspect ratio means they copied apple? Does that mean apple copied everyone else when they released the iPhone 6 plus with a 1080p screen? Yes I will admit apple did bring the 4:3 ratio mainstream but come on tvs, computers etc have been doing it YEARS before apple even became relevant

15. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

DUDE? HOW CAN YOU BE SO DENSE? APPLE INVENTED4:3 ASPECT RATIO! n00bz /s

18. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I mean come on Samsung. You even have to copy the angle Apple takes pictures? I understand you trying to make money, but one up with your own style. GEEZ!!!!

19. gaming64 unregistered

Wow, that is one Samsungfied iPad -___-

22. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry for anyone saying Samsung copied apple with this then try again, Google changed the spec for tablets with the nexus 9 Samsung is just going with the new setup, it's to help apps to be transfer over from the iPad that all

23. gaming64 unregistered

So helping developers port their apps to Android? That's real nice. At least we wont have to see unoptimized apps anymore.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks quite nice and I don't think it looks like a iPad at all.

28. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

16:9 is much better, specially in gaming and watching movies. But let's hope it will come with sd card slot

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