Samsung’s iPad killer is here: Galaxy Tab S2 announced

The reports were spot on; as we expected it to happen, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Tab S2, a possible Android-powered iPad killer. The tablet (or tablets, as there are two screen sizes) were subject to a massive leak over the weekend, but now that the announcement has been made, we can finally rely on official spec-sheets, instead of chatter.

There are two models in the Galaxy Tab S2 family: the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch, and the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch. The two fresh slates are identical, except for the screen size (9.7-inch versus 8-inch), physical dimensions (169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm versus 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6mm; 389g (WiFi) versus 265g(WiFi), 392g (LTE) versus 272g(LTE)), and battery size (5,870mAh versus 4,000mAh).

The rest of the specs are shared across the lineup: Super AMOLED panels with 2048×1536 QXGA resolution, octa-core processor (Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz), 3GB of RAM, 32- and 64GB storage options (expandable via microSD card with an additional 128GB), eight-megapixel main (rear) camera, 2.1MP front-facer, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, GPS, fingerprint scanner, and the usual suspects, including Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Both slates have WiFi-only and LTE versions, with support for LTE (700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100/ 2600), 3G (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100), and 2G (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) bands.

There is no pricing and exact availability information at the moment, but you should be able to grab one in August, next month.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 profile Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 back

Source: Samsung

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