As rumoured, Samsung has announced its next generation Galaxy Tab S tablets. Dubbed Galaxy Tab S2, the new family comprises of two tablets – a 9.7-inch one and an 8-inch one.
Both tablets are 5.6mm thin and are lightweight with the larger sized variant weighing 389g (Wi-Fi variant) whereas the 8-incher weighing 265g (Wi-Fi).
Samsung says the tablets are designed for reading and consuming content and comes with a Super AMOLED display that delivers a 94 percent Adobe RGB colour standard. The display supports 2048×1536 (QXGA) resolution and features Adaptive Display that auto adjusts gamma, saturation and sharpness as per the app and Reading Mode that adjusts the screen’s brightness level for prolonged reading sessions.
The tablets are powered by an octa-core processor with one set of quad-core running at 1.9GHz and another set at 1.3GHz along with 3GB RAM. Both support LTE, 8 megapixel rear facing camera, 2.1 megapixel front facing, fingerprint sensor, 32GB or 64GB internal storage and microSD card slot. The Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 has 5870mAh battery while the 8.0 variant has 4000mAh rated battery.
The tablets, just like the Galaxy S6 family, comes with some pre-loaded Microsoft apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and One Note and 100GB of cloud storage free for two years from OneDrive.
Other software enhancements include Smart Manager, Multitasking, Pop-up window and more.
The different variants of Galaxy Tab S2 will go on sale in many markets from August.