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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 go on sale in Hong Kong on August 4th

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 go on sale in Hong Kong on August 4th
The svelte 5.6mm thick tablets known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 will go on sale in Hong Kong starting on August 4th. Not only are these the thinnest slates on the market, they also are the lightest. The tablets have been available for pre-orders on Samsung Netherland's web site, although shipments in that country aren't expected until September 3rd.

Both tablets are available in Wi-Fi and 4G LTE versions. The pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 in Hong Kong works out to the equivalent of $501 USD for the Wi-Fi version in the region. The 4G LTE model will cost $630. The smaller Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 will carry a price tag of $398 for the Wi-Fi model, and $527 for the 4G LTE variant.

The Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 will be available in Black and White on the August 4th launch date. In the middle of the month, the tablet will be offered in Gold. The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 will also be available in Black and White on August 4th. The Wi-Fi version of the tablet will be available in Gold in the middle of August, while the LTE variant can be purchased in Gold at the end of next month.

Those purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 in Hong Kong will receive a coupon code from Expedia valued at the equivalent of $19 USD. Buyers will also receive 100GB of free cloud storage from Microsoft One Drive, three free months of book downloads from Audible and one free book per month from Kindle.

Accessories available include a book cover that will be available on August 4th, priced at the equivalent of $51 USD. In the middle of August, a Keyboard cover will be offered for the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 model only, priced at $116 USD.


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source: Samsung via PlayfulDroid

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posted on 29 Jul 2015, 17:31

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


I was hoping for a late July release date in Canada. Oh well.

posted on 29 Jul 2015, 18:07

2. j2001m (Posts: 3005; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


This tab CPU is running in 32 bit, no joke, no 64 bit support, oh deal,

posted on 29 Jul 2015, 18:40

4. Tondern (Posts: 149; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Yes no deal for me. Also the Note 5 will have bigger battery than the 8" slate, with the Note running on a more battery efficient SoC. But hey, the tab is slim!

posted on 29 Jul 2015, 19:56

6. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 437; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Being released in android 5 instead of android 5.1 make me feel that it will get upgraded to 64bit although i dont trust samsung in that.

posted on 29 Jul 2015, 21:03

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


That's a shame they won't activate the 64 bit mode. But the silver lining is that they can pretty much give Exynos Note 4 owners the GS6/GS6 edge touch wiz in one day flat.

I don't see why they wouldn't do it now if it's the same hardware.

posted on 29 Jul 2015, 18:21

3. AlikMalix (unregistered)


There's one thing I liked on the Samsung tablets over iPads was the wide orientation setup with the home button on wider side unlike iPad which has a taller orientation. Why did Samsung go after the way Apple did their tablets? I use my iPad 90% in wide orientation than tall. Samsung had it right with earlier tablets.

posted on 29 Jul 2015, 18:54

5. slannmage (Posts: 199; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I was hoping for a 12 inch 16:10... such a shame they went for the terrible 4:3 that makes media consumption on the iPad so s**t. 16:10 is the best balance, you can fullscreen 16:19 without losing much and it's great for web browsing. I thought we got to this standard on Monitors years ago, even mobiles are 16:9... why 4:3 for tablets? You never see a 4:3 Laptop.

Will be sticking to my Tab 1 then I guess.

posted on 29 Jul 2015, 21:05

8. jeroome86 (Posts: 2105; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Yeah. The 8.4s was great for media consumption. They should still offer something along those lines.

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