It's official! Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 launch next month

It's official! Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 launch next month
A few days earlier than expected, Samsung has officially introduced the lightest and thinnest tablets it has ever produced. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 each measure 5.6mm thin and weigh 265g and 389g respectively. Both models also come with a touch-enabled fingerprint scanner built into the home buttons. Multitasking allows the user to run two apps at one time and Pop-Up Windows gives Galaxy Tab 2 users the ability to quickly navigate between multiple apps.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 features an 8-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1536 x 2048 resolution, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is equipped with a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with the same 1536 x 2048 resolution. Both models will be powered by an octa-core CPU with four cores running at 1.9GHz and four cores running at 1.3GHz. Both tablets have 3GB of RAM inside along with 32GB/64GB of internal storage. Those requiring more memory can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot.

Both tablets also come with an 8MP rear-facing camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera and Android 5.0 pre-installed. A 4000mAh cell is inside the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 while a 5870mAh cell is employed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7.


Each model is available with Wi-Fi only, or with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 will launch next month, and pricing will be disclosed as we get closer to the actual release date.


source: Samsung via AndroidCentral

Related phones

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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31 Comments

1. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Correct the title to Tab S2 8.0

2. irossdrummer

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Just gonna keep saving my money for the Tab S 10.5 because this is literally a downgrade

10. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's the smartest move if you ask me. As a previous owner of the Tab S 10.5, and apart from the better fingerprint scanner, this offers nothing new or spectacular for me to want it more than the old version IF i was searching for a new tab. When released, the 8.4 and 10.5 tabs will be so cheap and more tempting than these new due.

11. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's the smartest move if you ask me. As a previous owner of the Tab S 10.5, and apart from the better fingerprint scanner, this offers nothing new or spectacular for me to want it more than the old version IF i was searching for a new tab. When released, the 8.4 and 10.5 tabs will be so cheap and more tempting than these new due.

13. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Tab S 10.5 performance is really bad. I sold it in a week.

15. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I say its more of a side grade because they're totally different. Like Google going from Nexus 10 to Nexus 9. These are 4:3 tablets. Who knows if Samsung keeps the originals for the people who want 16:10 tablets.

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Looks like exynos 5433 again. When samsung launched A8, I thought they should have used 5433 instead. But S2 is flagship tablet and they should have used the same SOC they gonna use in note 5. One thing I like about apple is they go all way for i pad. The ipad air 2, I think, will still score better on benchmarks for both single and multi core. I hope samsung will go 14nm for orbis at least.

4. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Exynos 5433? What were they thinking?

5. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

looks like i have to spend extra bucks to buy ipad mini 3 or mini 4 instead. hahaha you dissapoint me, samsung

19. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I pad mini is a disappointment, cause they all look the same.lol

27. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Only ipad worth buying is ipad air 2. Others are just there to make big profit, especially ipad mini 3, only different thing from mini 2 is finger print scanner andd $100 price difference.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Exynos 5433 + 4,000 mAh Boooo effing Hoooo!!!

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This should bring the tab 8.4 price down even further... My second gen nexus 7 is slowly biting the dust...

8. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Xperia Z4 tablet is QHD, waterproof and with 5MP selfie camera

12. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And i would gladly take it over this "new" Tab S. So much hype for an already outdated product.

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This means that the EXYNOS 5433 has a MASSIVE SURPLUS? Samsung ain't fooling us aren't they?

14. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

I think the 5433 will be fine, I never had a problem with my Tab S 8.4 using the 5420. These will also be pushing less pixels than the original Tab S's.

16. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

No flash? Exynos 5433? Ratio of 4:3 You follow too much of apple include con. R.I.P

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The 5433 is fine, heck the sd800 is fine. However, Samsung usually goes balls to wall with their hardware which makes this quite a disappointment. Now I just have to decide between this or the newest non HTC nexus tablet. I was pretty confident that I was going to buy this but not so sure now.

18. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 451; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

They should have done 8.4 and 9.4 inches.

20. Dr.SamX

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

And here we go: Yet another plastic iPad-clone! Why is it not possible to get a decent Android tablet that has a metal unibody like the iPad???

25. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

What's so desirable about that? Metal is cold to the touch, it scratches easily, and it's slippery as hell.

21. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i really really hate 9.7 4:3 screens ! despite being awful ratio they just scream "IPAD" why did you do this samsung ? this is a downgrade not an upgrade !!

22. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

4 : 3 aspect ratio is garbage, tons of screen area is wasted when watching HD videos, it's not even Optimized for games , I don't know what Samsung was thinking with this one, they are so Apple-concious.................so much hatred

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They copied the nexus 9 spec

23. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The previous Tab S models aren't that far behind from these newcomers. That battery is another story. No need to upgrade for now.

24. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I was holding off on purchasing the 10.5 until these tablets were announced. Now that I can rule these out, I am debating on getting the 10.5 or the Z4 tablet.

26. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

So-so design and little upgrade... I'd get the Tab S 10.5 instead, tbh. What a let down, Tab S2...

28. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

WTF that batteries. 4000 mAh for 8 inch tablet? This batteries are in 5 inch phones with less performance,not in tablet. I think its just a move to buy more powerbanks. I can clearly see Tab S3- 4,5mm thin,but 2600 mAh battery- doesnt matter if you got weak battery,i got 4mm thin tablet!

30. Shocky unregistered

Exynos 5433 and 4:3 display. No thanks, hate to say it but if you want a 4:3 tablet buy an iPad.

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