Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 said to be unveiled in June, Wi-Fi only and LTE models allegedly planned
posted by Mihai A. / May 04, 2015, 11:37 AM
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.
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.
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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.
posted on May 04, 2015, 12:15 PM 2
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.
posted on May 04, 2015, 1:06 PM 4
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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.
posted on May 05, 2015, 3:54 AM 0
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
posted on May 04, 2015, 7:43 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 04, 2015, 12:20 PM 3
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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.
posted on May 04, 2015, 1:29 PM 1
Is Samsung trying so hard to make the perfect iPad?
posted on May 04, 2015, 7:44 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 04, 2015, 8:55 PM 1
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lightest and thinnest... but what about battery life? i'd prefer 8mm thick, 400gr tablet that have 10,000+ mAh battery
posted on May 05, 2015, 1:50 AM 0
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