Ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and S2 9.7 could be announced next week

Ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and S2 9.7 could be announced next week
Samsung is reportedly getting ready to announce two new high-end Android tablets next week, on July 20. According to Dutch website GSM Help Desk, the two slates are the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, of which we've already heard quite a few things.

The Tab S2 8.0 and Tab S2 9.7 appear to be successors to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 from last year, both seemingly coming with high-end features, and ultra-thin bodies (under 6 mm).

The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 will be the smaller among the two new devices, sporting an 8-inch Super AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 pixels, while the Tab S2 9.7 should offer a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with the same pixel resolution. Both displays have 4:3 aspect ratios, just like Apple's iPads. The new Galaxy Tabs should have plenty of common features, including 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processors, 3 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear cameras, and 32 GB of storage space.

As previously reported, prices for the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 could start at $399, while the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 should be more expensive, possibly starting at $499. We assume that Samsung will sell the new Tabs in the US, as well as in many other parts of the world. Who's interested?


source: GSM Help Desk (translated)

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Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch
  • Display 8.0" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5870 mAh

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20 Comments

1. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Apple should release a new 9.7 iPad to go head-to-head with the new Samsung tablets, but I guess the Air 2 is good enough to compete with it.

14. waddup121 unregistered

That's really thin

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Samsung should of kept aspect ratio they had. Almost bought the 8.4 s Love my Air 2. Awesome tablet.

8. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Tab S 10.2" is a sweet tablet, especially since it has a proper aspect ratio. Almost-square 4:3 is ridiculous. There's a reason televisions went to 16:9 from 4:3 when they went HD

12. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Not everyone buys a tablet exclusively to watch widescreen movies. Only Android users, apparently. Everyone else is buying iPads.

19. king6666

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 14, 2011

Your right MDave but when you're talking about potentially spending $500 (because I want the highest GB storage) you want to have all the best features and also you're talking to someone that owns a slingbox (look it up) so watching movies and tv shows and screen resolution is a must.

20. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

And you can still do those. Millions of people do happily that on their iPads.

16. Dr.SamX

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

You know, there are actually applications for a tablet beyond watching Videos! I use Microsoft Office, write emails and Größe thewww. And for these things 4:3 is actually much better!

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

I'll stick to my s8.4, not going for a lower ppi and a 4:3 ratio

4. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I might be interested. The Z4 tablet turned out to be a disappointment to the price it was launched at, and I'm hoping the 9.7 slate will have more than a 6000 mAH battery.

5. king6666

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 14, 2011

I'm sorry I know I'm alone on this but Samsung is making a HUGE MISTAKE GOING WITH A LOWER SCREEN RESOLUTION THAN THE SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S ( FIRST GEN). The screen resolution was the thing that attracted me to the first tablet going lower feels like a step down just to say you copied apple. Just for those who don't know the original SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S screen resolution was 2560x1440 (2K resolution) the tablet may damn near lose it's identity just to copy apple thumbs down.

15. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Something is wrong with the team at Samsung, is like they are abandoning their own style

6. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

If "ultra thin" means small battery, forget it. The Xiaomi mi Pad has a 6700 mAh battery and I've seen some Chinese tablets with 10,000. Anything under 5000 is too small for my liking and I won't buy it.

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

lol no LED flash=fail

9. Dr.SamX

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Whast about the Galaxy Gab Pro? I want a 12"+ Tablet.

10. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Watching a movie on this aspect ratio is a total headache... and that's why I want a tablet.. so for the moment I'll pass...

11. Furbal unregistered

2560x1600/1700 please

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am just waiting for it to be released.

17. soldier1969

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

4:3 aspect ratio, no thanks.

18. f_guy

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

SM-T815 include SOC 5433 from note4

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