Upcoming 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 rumored to be just 5.5 mm thick


Over the past couple of months, multiple sources suggested that Samsung is working on a crazy-thin Galaxy Tab S2 line-up of tablets with Super AMOLED displays. Building up on this info, a fresh rumor originating from popular leakster @OnLeaks claims that the 9.7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab S2 will measure just 5.5 mm across its waist.

Previous rumors claimed that Samsung is working on a 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 prototype that measures 237.1 x 168.8 x 5.4 mm, but OnLeaks claims that the tablet will be slightly less compact, at approximate measurements of 237.17 x 169.58 x 5.5 mm. This doesn't mean that any of these rumors are off, as the manufacturer is probably working on multiple prototypes. OnLeaks also said that the Galaxy Tab S2 will come with a design that's inspired by the Samsung Galaxy S6, which could translate into a metallic chassis and a glass back, but nothing is certain at this point.

Whichever measurements turn out to be accurate, it looks like the 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 could be launched as the world's slimmest tablet (some believe that the 8-inch version of the tablet will be slightly thicker due to its size limitations). At the moment, and the Dell Venue 8 7000 holds this title with a waist of just 6 mm, followed by the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet at 6.1 mm.

Although the first-generation Galaxy Tab S series arrived with display sizes of 8.4 and 10.5 inches, both with an aspect ratio of 16:10, sources suggest that Samsung will shake things up a bit with the second generation. The Galaxy Tab S2 is said to be offered in 8-inch and 9.7-inch flavors, both using a 4:3 aspect ratio, much like Apple's iPad series.

source: OnLeaks

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