This morning in Seoul, Korea, Samsung announced its latest Galaxy Tab, and it’s ludicrously thin. Both models of Samsung’s metal-framed Galaxy Tab S2 measure in at just 5.6mm thin and feature either a 9.7-inch or 8.0-inch, 2084×1536 resolution Super AMOLED screen. The S2 will be available to buy across the globe from August.
Other specifications include an 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera and an octacore processor made up of a 1.9GHz quad-core and a 1.3GHz quad-core chip. The Tab S2 will ship with a fingerprint sensor built-in, 3GB RAM and either 32GB or 64GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to an extra 128GB. If you go with the larger 9.7-inch model, you’ll get a 5,870mAh battery while the 8-inch has a 4,000mAh cell. There will be LTE and Wi-Fi only models available at launch.
Samsung boasts that the display technology used in the Tab S2 is the cream of the crop. The “newly-optimized” Super AMOLED panel will have deep contrast and deliver true-to-life natural colors. Adaptive Display adjusts the color and sharpness based on which application you’re using, and if you’re reading, you can switch to Reading Mode which adapts the brightness level to ensure you don’t strain your eyes too much.
“The Galaxy Tab S2 is not only our thinnest and lightest tablet of its size ever, it also gives users quick, easy access to a wealth of superior viewing and productivity features,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most complete personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere.”
Like some of the other, newer Samsung products, the Tab S2 will ship with Microsoft Office Solutions apps built in, and give you 100GB of OneDrive storage free to use for two years. No pricing or specific launch dates were given for the Tab S2, but we’ll update you with those as soon as we get them.