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Apart from the size differences of the 8.4 version, it seems to share most of the specs with its smaller sibling.
It’s said to have a 9.7-inch screen instead of the current 10.5-inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, which means that the screen ratio changes to 4:3, while the resolution changes from 2560 x 1600, to 2048 x 1536, while keeping the Super AMOLED display technology.
The processor is believed to be Samsung’s new 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, alongside 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 128GB microSD card support, and Android 5.0.2.
Sammobile’s sources says that the tablet is currently tested with a 5870 mAh battery, but the battery will probably become larger upon launch, since the Tab S 10.5 currently runs a 7900 mAh battery.
It still has a 2.1MP front camera, a 8MP rear camera with flash, and in order to compete with the Apple iPad Air 2 it is said to be laser thin, measuring in at 5.4mm. The weight for the new Tab S 9.7 is then said to be 407 gram, so it’s extremely light for a tablet of its size.
There’s also a rumor suggesting a change in materials so that it won’t look like it does now. It’s unclear if Samsung will keep the “gold” design of the original, but it’s being suggested that they won’t.