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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 tablet receives Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 tablet receives Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification
According to a recently published report, the 4G LTE enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T815, SM-T817) has received both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification. While this particular model carries a 9.7-inch screen, a version of the slate with a smaller 8-inch glass was imported into India last month by Samsung for testing. The company plans on destroying the tablet once it is done with it.

The details that have leaked thus far reveal that both the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 8 and the Samsung Galaxy S 2 9.7 will be the slimmest tablets available with a thickness of just 5.4mm. Both tablets will feature a Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and an aspect ratio of 4:3. The home grown Exynos 5433 CPU is expected to be under the hood with 3GB of RAM inside. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2.1MP  respectively and a 3850mAh battery will keep both models running. Android 5.0.2 is pre-installed.

The Bluetooth certification for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 shows that it will support Bluetooth 4.1. This particular document also reveals other variants of the tablet. Besides the SM-T815, there will be the SM-T815C, the SM-T817A and SM-T817V. The other versions of the slate could be for different regions, and for a Wi-Fi only version of the tablet. The SM-T715, SM-T715C, SM-T717A and SM-717V are the model numbers that will be used for the smaller 8-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2. The tablets will replace the currently offered Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

Thanks for the tip!

source: TabletMonkeys

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posted on 19 Apr 2015, 09:48

1. Itchi (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

the Tab S 2 9.7 will have a 5870 mAH battery..

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 18:19

22. jiezel91 (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)

Still small for a 9.7-inch tab though...

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 01:57

26. samsboy (unregistered)

Really very small. I love samsung but some time they really do annoy me. I would prefer to buy the huawei p8max that still has a large battery even though with a 6.8 inch screeen than this thing.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 15:36

31. kninez (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Apr 2015)

@Itchi, @Jiezel91 and @samsboy. The Xperia Z series tablets have always been super slim and have smaller batteries than average but still have awesome battery life due to good power management.........The newly Announced Z4 and Even it's predecessor both have 6000mah batteries on 10.1" screens.....This has a 5870mAH battery with a 9.7" screen and a lower resolution than the Z4 Tablet with a higher resolution and slightly bigger screen. So It's all good.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 14:12

32. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14134; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Not when it has a Super AMOLED display. Will still last longer than any tablet right now.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 09:51 1

2. Totse2k15 (Posts: 470; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)

4:3... Still, can't wait to see this [s]hit.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 09:53

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

Hmmm, I might get the 9.7 to replace my Nexus 10.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 10:18 9

4. M4th3u54ndr4d3 (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

Samsung GALAXY Tab S: 2560 x 1600 pixels

Samsung GALAXY Tab S2: 2048 x 1536 pixels

O_o lower resolution

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 10:37 6

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

The aspect ratio

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 11:18

9. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)

don't worry the ppi is pretty much the same so the slightly lower resolution shouldn't make a difference at all. the tab S2 will provably still look better than the S1 knowing samsung.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 14:16

33. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14134; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

IKR? I had the original Tab S which I bought at Costco for 479 with cover. The 10.5" with its 2K display was awesome. The only thing I didn't like was the device would lag way to much when I was paying games like Need for Speed Most Wanted. The GPU couldn't even keep up with the game. Sometimes I was going so fast, the background would just turn completely white. Happens on the Xbox 360 as well for the same game.

I was looking forward to the Tab S 2 until I saw they drop the resolution and went 4:3 on the aspect ratio. I don't know why they drop it and dropped the resolution too. Very disappointing move.

So I will wait and see what the Note 12.2 has to offer, if they plan to update it at all. Am not sure how well it sold.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 10:19 2

5. UglyFrank (Posts: 1930; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

This sounds terrible, they have a better processorr around and yet hey still continue to admit defeat to the iPad before even annoucning the device.
NVidia needs to announce a new shield tab so I can replace my iPad air with something good.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 11:38 1

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

I just realized that this isn't the same CPU as in the GS6. You are right, that is a big negative.

I guess Samsung doesn't have enough for the GS6, s6 edge, and these tablets. That is a shame.

On the bright side, with a 6000 mah battery, larger size for heat disapation, and a lower resolution, this shouldn't need to throttle at all which should keep performance similar.

I don't think they will have an issue with this since they have been doing an Exynos version and a Qualcomm version that performed exactly the same despite the CPU/GPU differences. This time they just have to perform the optimization with two Exynos devices with different size battery and screens.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 15:25

20. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

True, I was hoping for a better CPU than the 7420 in the GS6
A "tablet CPU" with a GPU on par with the X1's and A9X's

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 10:49

7. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)

Lower resolution and stronger GPU are good news for the Tab S2. The first Tab S was lagging on stock 4.4.2 roms. Even though the 5.0.1 update has fixed that lag on the Tab S, a stronger GPU is always welcome. I hope Samsung produces the 5433 on 14nm this time that would be great for the battery life.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 10:55 2

8. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 348; Member since: 30 May 2014)

Good news, but 16:9 is better than 4:3. Only 3,850 mAh for 8 inch with 2048x1536 display resolution??.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 11:38 1

10. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)

Damn, I hope they still have a 10 inch or 12 inch tab. I have gone against buying the current 10.5 Tab S under the impression that a newer version is on its way later this summer. Hopefully my assumption proves to be true!

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 12:39

12. torr310 (Posts: 1072; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

I need larger battery to cover two days of continuous usage.
Forget about the thickness below 8mm!

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 13:07

13. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)

Looks terrible. I still prefer my current 10.5" tab s. Why even put an outdated SoC, rofl. They haven't even announced it, yet it already lost to ipad air 2. Wtf, sammy? They make great phones, but they just can't beat ipad's hardware. Ipad is still the king of tablets.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 13:12

14. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

People still buy Galaxy Tabs? I thought those died when they made the Galaxy Note 10.1...

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 13:24

15. Scorpion67 (unregistered)

I just realized that it actually exists.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 13:52

17. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)

Tab S rapes note 10.1" as it has better and bigger screen, thinner and lighter body. Btw, I used the first gen note 10.1" and replaced it with a tab s. Tab S is the best samsung's tablet series atm.

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 07:12

29. Scorpion67 (unregistered)

I had the worst experience with Samsung's tablets, they are terribly laggy!

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 12:30

30. MDave (Posts: 127; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)

Yeah, I always had the feeling the GPU was never good enough to push so many pixels on their high-DPI displays. That and Touchwiz, of course.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 13:51

16. mawi2013 (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)

your welcome for the tip!

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 14:47 2

18. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)

What's up with the 4:3 craze?

posted on 20 Apr 2015, 06:27

28. MDave (Posts: 127; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)

I think it's a much better ratio for tablets. Just, widescreen videos will have bigger letterboxing. In exchange, you get a tablet that's actually usable in portrait and doesn't look like a giant stretched phone.

I'm worried about the SOC though. I was expecting something at least competitive with the iPad Air 2, but that 5433 is a huge disappointing.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 15:11 3

19. irossdrummer (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)

samsung ruined it with going apple copy is 4:3, smaller screen, and lower res.........well at least the tab s 10.5 will be cheaper when these come out......... when it has been updated to 5.0.2 anyway....gonna be around the same specs, I'll be buying the older model once the tab s2 is out......

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 16:32 3

21. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)

Just don't put the 4:3 aspect ratio on the note series. I know that samsung is good at efficiency, but a bigger battery is also welcome. The battery should be at least 5000 mAh battery on the 8 inch. Exynos 5433 is good, but should have made a exynos built for tablets with a monster cpu and a gpu like mali t760 mp16 at 14 nm to challenge a9x, tegra x1, and sd820.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 18:29 1

23. gaming64 (unregistered)

4:3 aspect ratio is best for gaming and apps fwi. iPads have superior quality apps because of this. 16:10 is basically for multimedia and apps look stretched.

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