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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13 Comments

1. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

While i do like the idea of 4:3 aspect ratio, the thiness it quiet..I don't know..worrisome? #NoBendgate (lulz) #AllDayBatteryLife (More is welcome) :D

5. Pogma9

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

I thought these were media devices...4.3 sux balls

2. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

i think 6,5MM is great option rather than 5,5MM

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

6.5mm + more battery I wouldn't mind 8.5 mm + even bigger battery

10. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

as long battery life is the same or better than the previous version, I won't bitch about thickness, thinner is better though.

4. KashunatoR

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I am waiting for the Tab Pro 12.2 but only if it's 16:10. My Tab S 10.5 LTE will have to do until then. This what I need from my next tablet: -brighter AMOLED screen -faster SOC -stylus -32Gb of internal storage +SD card -stronger speakers -battery as least as good

6. gaming64 unregistered

iPad Air 2. Is that yo- oh, its just you, Samsung galaxy Tab s. Looks like you change your aspect ratio. Well good day

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

All Samsung Needs to make is 1 Tablet with S Pen A 14nm Exynos Tablet SoC and a custom GPU 3GB DDR4 RAM 64/128 GB UFS 2.0 Storage 7.9" or 8" 4:3 aspect ratio 2048x1536 Super AMOLED Display S6's Touchwiz UI 8MP Camera (Only for scanning) 5MP Front cam with f/1.9 aperture If Sammy really makes this. I'd buy it in a flash

8. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Yeah, they really need to improve performance to be competitive. Performance on their current line-up is a joke. If they sort that out and they don't screw up huge on battery life or other stuff (such as removing microSD slot), it's a must buy for me.

9. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

I like that, and a 10" model would be nice too

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

make it 14" and can be paired with any painting program (via wifi / BT), and i can work wherever i want :D its sad that i cant bring cintiq to my bedroom :( (or toilet, mountain, lake, etc)

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

all long as battery life isnt sacrificed then its ok.. but IMO 7mm with twice battery life still better option :D

13. Zanatech

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

big news

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