Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Launched; To Be Available In August

Samsung has launched their latest offering – the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 in two variants. One of the devices comes with a screen size of 8 inches, while the other device is bigger with 9.7 inches.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Both these variants of the Galaxy Tab S2 will become available for the global market from the next month. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8 as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 will have their own variants as well and they will have varied storage and connectivity options.

The common options in these two Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 devices are with WiFi-LTE. There will also be storage options like 32GB and/or 64GB with support for microSD card. And with the card, the storage can be expanded up to 128GB.

Lightest & Thinnest

The Tab S2 9.7 is termed to be the lightest and thinnest tablet by Samsung. The device measures only 5.6mm in thickness. This is certainly the USP of the Samsung device.

Samsung galaxy Tab S2 8

It is worth mentioning that the Apple iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thin. This makes the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 device slimmer than iPad Air 2.

Apart from this, the Samsung gadget has built-in fingerprint scanner which is touch enabled. This is one of the most notable features of the device.

Microsoft Office Solutions

Both tabs do come with Microsoft Office Solutions. The software helps in creating as well as editing documents easily with Office Solutions. Apart from this, there is a whopping 100GB of cloud storage through Microsoft OneDrive for a couple of years.

Specs and Features

Display & Resolutions

The display of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8 is 8-inches and 9.7-inches as mentioned above. Also both devices come with Super AMOLED displays.

The resolution is 2048X1536 pixels, which is the same for both devices.

OS & Processor-RAM

Once again, both devices run on Android Lollipop 5.0 version. As far as the processor is concerned, the quad-core 1.9GHz plus quad-core 1.3GHz powers the devices along with 3GB RAM.

Samsung galaxy Tab S2 9.7


There are two cameras in the Tab S2 gadgets. The rear camera is 8 megapixel, while the front camera is just a 2.1MP shooter.


There are two different variants in the Tab S2 8 – WiFi and LTE. The WiFi model weighs 265 grams, while the LTE models weighs 272 grams – not much of a difference really. The dimensions of the device are 134.8mmx198.6mmx5.6mm.

Due to the bigger screen, the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 model weighs slightly more. The WiFi variant weights 389 grams, while the weight of the LTE variant is 392 grams. The dimensions of this device are 169mmx237.3mmx5.6mm.


The battery in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8 is of 4000mAh capacity. However, for the S2 9.7, it is a bigger one with 5870mAh.

Connectivity Options

Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, GLONASS, and GPS are the connectivity options in the S2 8.

Features-Specs of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8 and 9.7


Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

8 inches AMOLED 9.7 inches AMOLED
2048 X 1536 pixels 2048 X 1536 pixels
Lollipop 5.0 Lollipop 5.0
quad-core 1.9GHz plus quad-core 1.3GHz quad-core 1.9GHz plus quad-core 1.3GHz
Camera (Rear)
8MP 2.1MP
Camera (Front)
8MP 2.1MP
Weight (WiFi)
265 grams 272 grams
Weight (LTE)
389 grams 392 grams
134.8mmx198.6mmx5.6mm 169mmx237.3mmx5.6mm
4000mAh 5870mAh
Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and GPS Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and GPS

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