Specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T815) leak on GFXBench

From the looks of it, information about the second generation of Samsung's high-end Tab S family of tablets has just appeared in the wild - in particular, the specs of what seems to be the larger upcoming member of the line, the Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T815), popped up on GFXBench. 

The device will probably end up having a 9.6" display (most likely a Super AMOLED one) with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, an octa-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset, which consists of four Cortex A53 cores and another four Cortex A57 ones, a hexa-core Mali-T760 GPU chip, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of native storage (25 of which seem to be available from the get-go). 

At the back, we seem to have an 8MP camera at the back, capable of recording 1080p video but still not sporting a flash, while the front is graced by a 2MP selfie snapper. This version of the tablet in particular seems to be both Wi-Fi- and data-enabled. The OS of choice is Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

We've already heard that Samsung will try to rival Apple's tablet offerings pretty hard in 2015, as rumors have claimed that both the next Tab S 8" and 9.7" will sport a metal frame and be thinner than the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. 

source: GFXBench via SamMobile



1. vincelongman

Posts: 5816; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO there should be a tablet SOC, not the 5433 Like how the iPad has an A8X, not the A8 (extra CPU core and double the GPU clusters) Samsung should have made a 14nm "7420X" with higher CPU clock rates and the T760MP16 (16 clusters instead of 8 clusters in the S6) Still a huge improvement over last years' Tab S though But I disappointed they followed the Nexus 9's 4:3 screen

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I agree i honestly wouldnt think theyed go with the 5 over the 7

4. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I am more disappointed about the screen resolution. It's just like an iPad.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5816; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same, I have a iPad Mini 2 (got as a present) and hate that the screen is 4:3, 16:9/16:10 is far better for media and gaming Samsung should have used 3:2 for a better compromise (like the Surface Pro 3)

9. Freecableguy

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

IMHO Exynos 5433/7410 is perfectly fine for the 8'' model - faster than the A7 iPads and competitive with a hyphotetical A8 iPad mini 4. For the 9.7'' I agree with you - if they don't want to use 14nm for tablets chips they could simply take Exynos 5433/7410 and double its GPU - 20nm T760MP10 or MP12 should be possible for larger tablets. Anyway these new tablets should be 100x more responsive than last years version, considering Exynos Note 4 pushes QHD just fine and the Tab S 2 uses a lower-res iPad-like screen. For those who dont know - this SoC is now called Exynos 7 Octa (Samsung renamed it after launch) - GFXBench info is probably outdated.

2. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Exynos 5 doesn't sound right to me. Tab S is supposed to be the flagship device, so why use there a weaker CPU than on the S6? A more understandable way would be to use the Exynos 7 of the S6 and overclock it because of better cooling...?

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Last year, all of the S Tabs without the S800 had the 5420 instead of the 5422 so I can see them doing it again. They just keep letting the ipad win :(

8. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

that would be very sad. Was thinking about buying a tablet and this one was looking like a good choice. But not with a processor that is not absolute top notch

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Look the 5433 is up to 810 so why give more, they be be adding a 810 ver and all that crap to, I.e. Why they go with the 5433 in 64 bit mode

6. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Still doesn't have an led flash? ????? Funny cause my galaxy tab s 10.5 has a flash

11. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

strange to see a newer and bigger TabS2 9.7 resolution (2048x1536) is even lower than a older and smaller TabS 8.4 (2560x1600)

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have the original Tab S, and this item is very disappoint as I surely wanted the newer model. I don't want 9.7 which seems like a downgrade from 10.1 and 4:3 vs 16:10 is also a downside. Lowering the res from 2560x1600 to the same as the iPad also sucks. Especially since I paid 379 for the Tab S which is cheap than the iPad with suckier specs. To mke your specs suck like the iPad, well sucks. I guess I will wait and see what they do with the Note Pro. If they ruin that then I guess I won't be owning a tablet. I can't stand the iPad an to go ruin the Tab S my making it into one sucks.

13. ronjr123

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I am writing this on the Note 8. I really wish they would bring a smaller screen with the pen back.

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