Samsung unveils thinnest and lightest 4G tablet in Kenya, TAB S2

Sep 14, 2015

Thinnest and lightest Galaxy tablet combining advanced super AMOLED visual technology with unmatched mobility

NAIROBI, Kenya – September 14, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced the local launch of the Galaxy Tab S2, the thinnest, lightest and most immersive Samsung tablet globally.

With its optimised Super AMOLED display, Tab S2 is designed for reading and viewing of any type of digital content.

The Galaxy Tab S2 is stylishly designed with the thinnest and lightest metal frame on the market and packs powerful performance and features to offer enhanced usability, empowering users with new and improved choices in productivity and multitasking. The sleek and stylish tablet is available in both 8" and 9.7" screen sizes

"The modern day tablet buyer is not only looking for a product that delivers on performance and connectivity to meet their work / play needs, but also one that offers advanced portability, to complement their lifestyle. The Galaxy Tab S2 is not only the slimmest and lightest tablet on the market, it also gives users quick, easy access to a wealth of superior multimedia and productivity features," said Robert Ngeru, Vice President, Samsung Electronics East Africa. "We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most versatile 4G ready personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere." he added. 

The 4:3 aspect ratio of the Galaxy Tab S2 recreates the same viewing experience of browsing through traditional print media, making it comfortable to read digital content such as e-books, magazines, webpages and newsfeeds. This reading-optimised ratio allows the user to enjoy a seamless reading experience without unnecessary scrolling.

With super AMOLED technology the Galaxy Tab S2 also presents images, videos, and text in deeper contrast* and more precise detail to provide the best-in-class, high definition viewing experience. The Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy Tab S2 delivers 94% of natural tones to show true-to-life colours (Adobe RGB colour standard).

In addition, the Galaxy Tab S2 is capable of continuously adapting its advanced screen technology to provide its user with a more comfortable viewing experience. Adaptive Display intelligently adjusts gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application, the colour temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Also, Reading Mode modifies the screen’s brightness level to allow users to read content for longer periods of time without straining their eyes.

Ultimate Performance and productivity Features for Users On-The-Go

The Galaxy Tab S2 in both 8" and 9.7" variations delivers unmatched mobility coupled with next level performance. Powered by a powerful 64bit Octa core processor and 3 GB of RAM, the Galaxy Tab S2 is more than ready to handle the most intensive work and play applications. Thanks to the powerful hardware, the Galaxy Tab S2 offers effortless Multitasking, allowing users to view and run two apps simultaneously with split view and the new Pop-Up Windowfeature that lets users to navigate easily between multiple apps at once.. Whether you want to watch videos while chatting with friends, or scroll through a presentation while taking notes, the tablets’ split view and pop up window features lets you do all this at once.The Galaxy Tab S2 also provides an improved storage structure that makes locating files simpler than ever.

To cater to high-efficiency users seeking maximised productivity, theTab S2comes fully equipped and preloaded with Microsoft Office Solutions such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel, One Note, and Skypefor ultimate productivity on the go. Users can freely create, edit and view their office documents while also conveniently storing up to 100 GB of files on the cloud via Microsoft OneDrive (free for 2 years).

For enhanced security, the Galaxy Tab S2 is built with a touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner for hassle-free authentication. A built-in advanced security sensor now offers easy access to the personal device with the simple press of a finger against the home key. For the most streamlined device management options, the Galaxy Tab S2 features theSmart Manager application which displays the device’s settings automatically, including battery power levels, storage and RAM availability for users to efficiently manage their devices. The Tab S2 also comes pre-installed with McAfee mobileanti-virus software and Samsung KNOX defense grade security architecture for an added layer of device protection.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8" & 9.7" both come with  32 GB internal storage (Micro SD expandable to 128 GB) and are 4G +Wi-Fi ready. The Galaxy Tab S2 is available in black / white colours at our Samsung Experience Centres and authorized dealers countrywide.

For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch Product Specifications

Network LTE: 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1,800 / 1,900 / 2,100 / 2,600
3G: 850 / 900 / 1,900 / 2,100
2G: 850 / 900 / 1,800 / 1,900
AP Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz, 64 bit Octacore application processor
Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED
OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 8 MP AF (rear), 2.1 MP (front)
Video H.263, H.264 (AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Recording: QHD (2560 x 1440) @30 fps
Playback: UHD (3840 x 2160) @30 fps
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Google Mobile Service Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Story, Play Movies, Play Music, Drive, Photos
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.1 BLE
GPS GPS, GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor
Memory 3 GB (RAM) + 32 GB internal memory
microSD up to 128 GB
Dimension / Weight 169.0 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm, 392 g (LTE)
Battery 5,870 mAh


Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch Product Specifications

Network LTE: 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1,800 / 1,900 / 2,100 / 2,600
3G: 850 / 900 / 1,900 / 2,100
2G: 850 / 900 / 1,800 / 1,900
AP Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz, 64 bit Octacore application processor
Display 8" 2048 x 1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED
OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 8 MP AF (rear), 2.1 MP (front)
Video H.263, H.264 (AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Recording: QHD (2560 x 1440) @30 fps
Playback: UHD (3840 x 2160) @ 30 fps
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Google Mobile Service Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Story, Play Movies, Play Music, Drive, Photos
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.1 BLE
GPS GPS, GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor
Memory 3 GB (RAM) + 64 GB internal memory
microSD up to 128 GB
Dimension / Weight 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm, 272 g (LTE)
Battery 4,000 mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.