Samsung announces new tablets with AMOLED screens




Samsung has announced two new tablets that are equipped with AMOLED screen. It is an 8 “- and 9.7” variant that are both part of the Galaxy Tab S2 series. Compared to the predecessors, the aspect ratio has been adjusted.

The two Tab S2 models follow the tablets from the last year amounted Tab S-series. The first generation consisted of a 8.4 “- 10.5” model, both with a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:10. The new models, the aspect ratio is changed to 4: 3 while the tablets with screen diagonals of 8 “and 9.7” just somewhat smaller than their predecessors. Both tablets have Super AMOLED panels with a screen resolution of 2048×1536 pixels, good for pixel densities of respectively 320 and 264 pixels per inch.

For the edges of the enclosures used Samsung metal while the rear sides of its plastic. That backside contains two magnetic connectors for an optional keyboard dock. The Samsung known physical home button is present on both tablets and has the same fingerprint scanner as the Galaxy S6.

According to Samsung Tab S2 tablets are the lightest in their class: the smallest model weighs 265 grams and the larger variant 389gram. Both are 5.6mm thick. Samsung refers thus to the iPad mini Air 2 and 3, which have almost the same dimensions and 331 and 437 grams respectively. The battery capacity is 4000mAh and 5870mAh tablets.

Galaxy Tab S2
Galaxy Tab S2
Galaxy Tab S2
Galaxy Tab S2

The tablets are powered by an Exynos 5433-soc. It has four Cortex A57- and four Cortex A53 cores in a big.Little up. These cores are linked to a Mali-T760 GPU with six cores and 3GB lpddr3 memory. The soc is fabricated on a 20nm process. Storage is 32GB of flash memory available and the memory is expandable via a micro SD slot. As yet there are no versions with different capacities planned. In the wireless field, it supports WiFi b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS.

The tablets should reach the market in early September in the colors black and white. The 9.7 “model will be both a WiFi and WiFi + LTE version will appear with prices of 499 and 579 euros respectively. The smaller 8” model will only appear if wifi version and a suggested retail price of 399 euro note.

Read more about the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets in our preview .

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