Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 launching in August in 8-inch and 9.7-inch versions

Samsung has just revealed its plans to launch a new consumer tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2. It will be available worldwide in August in both 8-inch and 9.7-inch versions.

Samsung says the Galaxy Tab S2 is the company's "thinnest and lightest tablet of its size ever". It is 5.6mm thin, with the 8-inch version weighing 265g and the 9.7-inch version getting a weight of 389g. Both versions have a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2048x1536. Samsung says:

The tablet also presents deeper contrast and more precise detail to provide a best-in-class reading experience with the Super AMOLED display delivering 94% of natural tones to show true-to-life colors (Adobe RGB color standard). Users can now enjoy galleries of vividly detailed photos and effortlessly shop online while viewing the most accurate images on the Galaxy Tab S2.In addition, the Galaxy Tab S2 continually offers its advanced screen technology to display bright and natural content for a more comfortable visual experience. Adaptive Display intelligently adjusts gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application, the color temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Also, Reading Mode modifies the screen's brightness level to help users to read content for longer periods of time without straining their eyes.

Both versions of the tablet will have Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, along with an octa-core processor, with four cores running at 1.9GHz and the other four at 1.3GHz. Both will also have 3GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front facing camera. Both Galaxy Tab S2 models will have a fingerprint scanner, and a way to run two apps on the screen at the same time.

Both models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 can be bought with either Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and LTE. Internal storage options for the tablets will be 32GB or 64GB, with a microSD card to add up to 128GB of extra storage. Pricing for the tablets have yet to be revealed.

Source: Samsung

John Callaham