MISSISSAUGA, ON – Aug. 26, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Canada, one of the leading suppliers of innovative mobile devices in the Canadian marketplace, today announced the Canadian availability of the Galaxy Tab S2 - its thinnest, lightest and fastest tablet to date. Leveraging Samsung’s market-leading televisions and large-screen smartphones, the Galaxy Tab S2 is available for preorder starting today and will be available at major Canadian retailers beginning September 16th.
Blending elegant design with outstanding multitasking capabilities, the Galaxy Tab S2 is the new flagship in Samsung’s line of tablets and represents the ultimate device for experiencing and sharing digital content. With a Super AMOLED display optimized for viewing digital content, as well as expandable memory options, the Galaxy Tab S2 packs a vast array of features into a slim, stylish and featherweight design.
“Beautiful to hold and fun to show off, the Galaxy Tab S2 powers up any downtime by delivering performance and style,” says Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President Mobile Solutions, Samsung Electronics Canada. “A true powerhouse, it sets the standard for what consumers should expect from a portable mobile experience.”
Screen Display and Design
An entertainment lover’s dream, the stunning Super AMOLED display showcases all forms of digital content with striking clarity and sharpness. The 4:3 aspect ratio makes printed content fit more naturally on the digital canvas for a more enjoyable reading experience—whether it’s a website, e-book or digital magazine—and advanced screen technology such as Adaptive Display automatically adjusts screen settings to deliver stunning images.
All of this and it is red carpet ready. As part of Samsung Canada’s sponsorship of the Toronto International Film Festival, the Galaxy Tab S2 will be showcasing top festival moments at the Samsung Studio (centrally located in David Pecaut Square) to make it easier for festival goers to stay up to date with the biggest screen moments. In what will no doubt result in a standing ovation, the final film selections from the Samsung Emerging Director Showcase will be screened on the Galaxy Tab S2 at an exclusive launch event, post-festival.
But what is entertainment without drama and power? With a profile of just 5.6 mm for both the 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch versions, the Galaxy Tab S2 is Samsung’s thinnest tablet yet – a full 16 percent thinner than its Samsung predecessor. Thanks to its slim design, the Galaxy Tab S2 weighs in at just 9.4 oz.* (8.0-inch) and 13.8 oz.* (9.7-inch), making it ready to go anywhere you want to be entertained. Its 32 GB of standard memory—expandable up to an additional spacious 128 GB— makes customizing the device easier with your favorite apps, photos and videos.
Efficiency and Processing Power
The compact and elegant Galaxy Tab S2, with an octa-core processor, gives an outstanding performance to make multitasking and staying productive a lot easier. Whether at home, on the road or in the office, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 empowers connected users to manage their lives directly from their tablet.
Since life should be fun and functional, the Galaxy Tab S2 Split Screen View lets users easily split the screen and run two apps simultaneously, while Pop-Up Window allows for quick movement between multiple apps without missing a beat. Equipped and preloaded with Microsoft Office Solutions** this device offers access to 100 GB of free storage for two years through Microsoft One Drive; Samsung’s patented fingerprint scanner security sensor; a free three-month premium Next Issue subscription; as well as three months of Google PlayTM Music*** when you purchase a Galaxy Tab S2 and subscribe prior to December 31, 2015.
Designed to be the center of consumers’ connected lives, the Galaxy Tab S2 offers SideSync 4.0 for a quick and easy connection to a wide variety of Samsung mobile phones or PCs - instantly turning the tablet into a centralized and intuitive command device with no limitations. Users can open and share calendars, messages, notes, and other files across their connected devices, not to mention brag of recent celebrity encounters by instantly dragging and dropping photos from the Tab S2 to a phone or answering a phone call right from the tablet’s screen. Like a good collaboration, the Galaxy Tab S2 is the first tablet to offer third-party app support so that conversations from various messaging apps can be pushed from a phone to the tablet, even when the devices are in separate rooms.
Not one to be tethered down, the Quick Connect feature cuts the cord clutter by easily searching for and connecting to nearby devices as well as allowing the transfer of files, use as a remote camera view finder or to mirror content from the tablet to the television.
Galaxy Tab S2 Availability
The Galaxy Tab S2 is available in a variety of configurations to allow consumers to select the device best suited for them and will be available at major Canadian retailers beginning September 16th, 2015.
Size, storage, colors and price:
- Wi-Fi only: 9.7-inch, 32 GB (MSRP: $599.99) and 8.0-inch, 32 GB (MSRP: $499.99). Color options: Black, White and Gold. Available at Best Buy, Staples, The Source, and other major retailers.
- LTE: 9.7-inch, 32 GB. Color options: Black – Bell, Rogers, TELUS. Carriers will confirm specific pricing and availability.
Consumers looking to make most of their downtime can pre-order the Galaxy Tab S2 starting today by visiting http://pages.samsung.com/ca/tabs2/English/. All Canadians who pre-order between August 26th and September 15th will get 50% off any Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 book cover. ***
*Device weights are measured with Wi-Fi only version of Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch
**Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote will be provided, and may differ by the regions.
***Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc. 3-month trial only open to Canadian residents who purchase and activate a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 prior to December 31, 2015. 3-month trial only open to Canadian residents who are a Samsung handheld or tablet user (of a device other than a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge or S6 edge+ or Note5) prior to December 31, 2015. Offer only available to customers who are not current Google Play Music subscribers, have not been Google Play Music subscribers nor participated in a Google Play Music trial in the past 12 months. Offer must be redeemed by January 31, 2016. Valid form of payment required at sign-up but will not be charged until the trial expires. Then you will be automatically charged the standard subscription price, currently $9.99 per month. You can cancel your trial at no charge at any time before the trial is over to avoid incurring any charges. Offer requires a Google account. Google may cancel or amend the trial offer at any time without prior notice. Full terms here: http://pages.samsung.com/ca/promotions/English/
***Some conditions apply. Offer valid from August 26 to September 15,2015. While quantities last. No rain checks. Participating retailers may vary. MSRP for the 8.0-inch Galaxy Tab S2 book cover is $69.99, and the MSRP for the 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 book cover is $79.99.
Galaxy Tab S2 Product Specifications
|9.7-inch (Wi-Fi and LTE)||8.0-inch (Wi-Fi only)|
|Network||LTE: 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
3G: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
|AP||Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz, Octacore application processor||Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz, Octacore application processor|
|Display||9.7” 2048 x 1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED||8.0” 2048 x 1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED|
|OS||Android 5.0 (Lollipop)||Android 5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Camera||8 MP AF (rear), 2.1 MP (front)||8 MP AF (rear), 2.1 MP (front)|
|Video||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Recording: QHD (2560 x 1440) @30 fps
Playback: UHD (3840 x 2160) @30 fps
|MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Recording: QHD (2560 x 1440) @30 fps
Playback: UHD (3840 x 2160) @ 30 fps
|Audio||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|Google Mobile Service||Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Store, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Drive, Photos||Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Store, Play Movies & TV, 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||Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.1 BLE|
|GPS||GPS, GLONASS||GPS, GLONASS|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor||Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor|
|Memory||3 GB (RAM) + 32 internal memory
microSD up to 128 GB
|3 GB (RAM) + 32 internal memory
microSD up to 128 GB
|Dimension / Weight||169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm, 389 g (Wi-Fi) / 392 g (LTE)||134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm, 265 g (Wi-Fi)|
|Battery||5870 mAh||4000 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.
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