Samsung’s answer to the iPads is the new Galaxy Tab S2. The new tablets take over from last year’s Galaxy Tab S range and brings in improved performance and hardware that is more suitable for reading and consuming content.
Samsung has shrunk the display size of its larger-sized variant and now the biggest Galaxy Tab S2 measures 9.7-inches compared to Galaxy Tab S’ 10.5-inch.
Both tablets are super thin at 5.6mm and weighs 389g (9.7 -inch) and 265g (8.0 -inch). Additionally, the tablets feature a Super AMOLED display with QXGA resolution (2048×1536 pixels), 94% Adobe RGB colour standard, Adaptive Display and Reading Mode.
The tablets run Android 5.0 Lollipop update, are powered by an octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, and features LTE support, 32GB or 64GB internal memory, microSD card slot up to 128GB, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, fingerprint sensor, 5870mAh battery (Galaxy Tab S2 9.7) or 4000mAh battery (Galaxy Tab S2 8.0).
On the software side, the tablets will come pre-loaded with Microsoft Office apps, 100GB of free cloud storage on OneDrive, Smart Manager, Pop-up Window and Multitasking.
The tablets will go on sale in most of the global markets from August 2015.