Samsung announced a new release date for their new 2015-2016 Super AMOLED tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 in the US today, and said that Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will officially release September 3 in the US. The release comes little behind the original August launch date, but just a few weeks. Both sizes of Samsung Tab S2 are taking pre-order, and this even include the new gold color option, in addition to the black and white color options. The price is $399 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and $499 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7:
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 was unveiled on July 17, a few days after we leaked the info and images on these tablets. It’s been possible to pre-order Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 since early August, but now it’s also just a few days away from its official launch date of September 3.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is a complete tablet with no real shortcomings. It’s the world’s thinnest tablet at 5.6 mm in thickness, with Android 5.0 Lollipop, a Super AMOLED display featuring a retina resolution of 2048 x 1536, a powerful 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7 5433 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage with 128GB microSD card support and an additional 100GB worth of free cloud storage from Microsoft due to the inclusion of Microsoft Office for Android on this tablet.
Fast and strong Wi-Fi signals are important on a tablet, so Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has complete Wi-Fi cover with support for dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1. Optional 2G/3G/4G LTE cellular connectivity is available for some extra money soon, though an “international version” have been available for some time on Amazon.
Both Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 models have the same 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, stereo speakers, fingerprint reader, multitasking, and long list of features. The new 4:3 aspect ratio has been well received too, so it looks like Samsung is sitting on another winner with the new Tab S2.
– Tom Bowen