Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 said to be unveiled in June, Wi-Fi only and LTE models allegedly planned


As some may already know, a couple of distinct sources claim that the second-generation Samsung Galaxy Tab S series of Android tablets will come with a very thin profile and a 4:3 display aspect ratio. According to a recent report from Sammobile, the Galaxy Tab S2 will be officially unveiled in June, 12 months after the unveiling of the first-generation line-up.

Although sources are undecided between 5.4mm and 5.5mm as the thickness of the tablets in Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 series, the fact that these tablets will be launched as the thinnest tablets in the world appears to be almost certain. At the moment, the thinnest tablet in the world is the 6mm-thick Dell Venue 8 7000.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is said to come in 8-inch or a 9.7-inch flavours. Like with the original Galaxy Tab S series, Samsung is expected to launch both Wi-Fi only and LTE-enabled versions of the tablets. Rumors specs include Super AMOLED panels with a resolution of 1536 by 2048 pixels, a 64-bit Exynos processor (likely the Exynos 7420 that powers the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge) paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of integrated storage space, a microSD card slot, optional Cat. 6 LTE connectivity provided by a Samsung modem, an 8MP primary camera, and a 2.1MP secondary sensor on the front.

Aside from being the slimmest tablets around, the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets are rumored to be very light as well, with the 8-inch version tipping the scales at 260 grams, and the 9.7-inch version weighing 407 grams. With the Galaxy Tab S2 release date rumored for June, it won't be long before we find out if these rumored specs turn out to be accurate.

source: Sammobile

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24 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Neato

2. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Hope they will change the design like s6, but don't remove the SD card slot.

3. Pogma9

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

idiotic choices compared to tab s....

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Ipad air 2 > tab s2 Dated cpu and gpu (if they decide to put note 4 chipset) + pathetic battery. It's a step back compared to the original tab s.

7. amcasper unregistered

The rumors mentioned in this article suggested that the CPU would be the same as the one in the Samsung Galaxy S6, and nothing was mentioned about the battery. Hopefully, the battery life will be improved over the original tab s. Also, not quite sure why they would decrease the resolution of the screen and change the aspect ratio, it is disappointing.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I am seriously mad at the change of screen resolution than anyting else ! That gorgeous Amoled display deserves to be enjoyed in 16:9.

23. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

It's not disappointing for me. If Android is ever going to be a serious contender in the tablet space, it will need tablet apps and for that to happen, it needs to drop the portable miniTV philosophy, which is about the only use case the widescreen format is good for.

12. gaming64 unregistered

No tablet can beat the iPad. It's Apple's greatest strength. Solid build, great battery life, one of the best displays, fast processor, great camera! Even my iPad 2 can handle really intense games despite having 512 MB RAM

22. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

RAM is not all. it probably has a quad core GPU (if i can remember). and those games are made to use what is on the hardware.

5. KashunatoR

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

4:3 format makes it a no go for me. I will be expecting the 12.2 Tab Pro with a stylus. I just hope that will have an AMOLED screen too. Until then I will hold on to my trusty Tab S.

11. gaming64 unregistered

You still have the Tab S to go

6. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

1 thing I don't like about my Ipad air is the resolution. I was looking at the 8.4 inch Galaxy Tab Pro & the screen is awesome! I'm not buying a tab that isn't at least 2560× 1600

8. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

As a current owner of the Tab S 9". I wish it came the S805. The Exynos just isn't smooth. Especially Web browsing. The battery life is just OK. However the display is unbeatable.

16. DareDevil01

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

The Exynos is a vast step up from older Exynos silicon and beats the S810.

9. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Praying for a new 16:9 high end Samsung tablet...

10. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Finally a sane aspect ratio. Don't screw up this up Samsung and i'll buy it on day one.

13. gaming64 unregistered

Is Samsung trying so hard to make the perfect iPad?

15. DareDevil01

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Who knows, if they manage to do what they did with the S6 they could very well beat it. Unfortunately iOS still has an advantage on the amount of games it has. But I don't game on my tablet. They're gonna want to upgrade the GPU in their new Exynos appropriately for tablet use. It's fine in a phone but if they want to take on the A8X, they'll need a little bit more GPU power.

20. gaming64 unregistered

I do gaming on an iPad and so far comparing it to Android tabs, nthing can still beat it.

14. iloveinnovation

Posts: 11; Member since: May 03, 2015

Will this tab be made of metal?

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, just another bastardized and overpriced joke...

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am either getting this or a tab pro 8.4 to go along with my GS6. We shall see.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

lightest and thinnest... but what about battery life? i'd prefer 8mm thick, 400gr tablet that have 10,000+ mAh battery

24. seven7dust unregistered

thin and light is huge for tablets rememeber they are ment to be used to browse the web and read , the lighter the better

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