(LATEST: July 20, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Unveiled Today)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 specifications at this point are listed with a Super AMOLED display at a 4:3 aspect ratio, which due to the new aspect ratio gives the new S 2 a high-end industry standard 2048 x 1536 resolution display (same as iPad Air 2) down from 2560 x 1600 of the 1st generation Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4.
It’s likely, but not 100% sure to run the new octa-core 64-bit Samsung Exynos 7420 processor since it will ship with Android 5.0.2 out of the box. It has built in 4G LTE modem.
It keeps 3GB of RAM (though a slightly faster RAM), starts at 32GB of storage, and with the latest Android 5.0.2 it supports up to 128GB microSD card expansion.
Battery capacity, though subject to possible change, is said to be 3580 mAh (though that would be almost 1300 mAh less then 1st gen. model).
The cameras are the same 8MP on the rear and 2.1MP on the front, as before. But the tablet altogether is slimming down, which is quite a feat. It will be 5.4mm thick, down from an already very thin 6.5mm!
Weight will drop as well, down from a featherweight 287 gram, to 260 gram, which again will make it the lightest tablet in its class.
Samsung might have some new features up their sleeve as well, so we are looking forward to leaks of the features too. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 8.0 tablet itself still looks like it’s months away from being officially announced though.
Meanwhile, there will be a Android 5.0 Samsung Galaxy Tab S update on the original 2014-2015 models.