Samsung Introduces the Next Flagship Tablet Galaxy Tab S2

Jul 28. 2015

Advanced and best companion for multi-media experience to enrich user’s personal time

 

Samsung Introduces the Next Flagship Tablet Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung Introduces the Next Flagship Tablet Galaxy Tab S2Samsung Introduces the Next Flagship Tablet Galaxy Tab S2Samsung Introduces the Next Flagship Tablet Galaxy Tab S2

Hong Kong – July 28, 2015 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of Galaxy Tab S2, offering the most immersive visual experience to-date. With a stunning Super AMOLED Display, Galaxy Tab S2 is perfectly optimized for reading and viewing any type of digital content. It is stylishly designed with the thinnest and lightest metal frame on the market, complete with powerful performance features that promise enhanced usability, productivity and multitasking.

“Galaxy Tab S2 is not only the slimmest and lightest tablet on the market, but it also gives users quick, easy access to a wealth of superior viewability and productivity features,” said Irene Lam, Associate Director of IT Business, Samsung Electronics H. K. Co., Ltd. “We believe Galaxy Tab S2 is the ultimate personal multi-media device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere.”  

Newly Optimized Super AMOLED Display for the Best Content Viewability

As the successor of Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Tab S2 features the slimmest and lightest design on the market, with a thickness of just 5.6mm. Available in two sizes: 9.7-inch and 8-inch, which weigh only389g and 265g respectively[1], Galaxy Tab S2 offers unparalleled mobility and visual experience to users. Galaxy Tab S2 comes in three color options including black, white and gold, perfectly complementing its sleek and elegant metallic frame.

With the QXGA resolution (2048x1536) Super AMOLED Display, Galaxy Tab S2 has a contrast ratio of 100,000:1 and delivers over 90% of Adobe RGB color to show true-to-life colors, presenting more precise details for a best-in-class reading experience. In addition, Galaxy Tab S2 adopts a display ratio of 4:3 to create a visual experience that resembles traditional print media. Optimized for comfort when viewing digital content, including e-books, magazines, webpages and newsfeeds, this ratio also allows users to enjoy a seamless reading experience without unnecessary scrolling.

To further enhance the reading experience, Galaxy Tab S2 comes with Reading Mode and Adaptive Displaythat intelligently adjust brightness level, gamma, saturation and sharpness based on the application, the color temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting.

Ultimate Productivity and Connectivity Features for Users On-the-Go

Galaxy Tab S2 not only brings immersive visual and entertainment experience to users, but also delivers unmatched mobility to high-efficiency users who seek maximized productivity. The tablet comes fully equipped and preloaded with Microsoft Office Solutions[2] for ultimate productivity on-the-go, such as creating and editing documents, while conveniently storing up to extra 100GB of files on the cloud via OneDrive for two years for free.

Also, it’s compatible with the newly designedKeyboard Cover[3], allowing users to choose the best of three display angles while browsing the Internet. Accessories including Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad further enhance text entry and manageability. In addition, the Multi-Window feature allows users to view and run apps simultaneously, for example, users can surf the Internet, watch videos, share content and call out to family members and friends at the same time. Users can utilize the Pop-up Window function to simply drag an app in use to the Pop-up View button and the app will pop up accordingly.

Galaxy Tab S2 LTE version supports 3G and 4G in China and Hong Kong, allowing seamless communications for users who commute and travel between both places.

Experience Digital Lifestyle Anytime Anywhere

True to its user-friendly design principle, Galaxy Tab S2 is built with a touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner for hassle-free authentication and enhanced manageability to better meet the needs of users. The enhanced Fingerprint Scanner offers easy access to the personal device with a simple touch of the home key. Capture life’s precious moments anytime, anywhere with the Galaxy Tab S2’s enhanced lens – its f1.9 aperture results in bright and sharp pictures even in dark environments.

Galaxy Tab S2 is available in Wi-Fi and LTE versions with up to 128GB MicroSD storage for expanded capacity to store multimedia entertainment content and work documents.

Galaxy Gifts Package

Galaxy Gifts offers Galaxy Tab S2 users a one-stop experience and access to a wide variety of local hits and world’s leading mobile apps. Users can simply download the premium apps via Samsung Galaxy Apps store by clicking on the Galaxy Gifts widget on the home screen.

Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. today announced that it has joined hands with Expedia Hong Kong for the first time to bring a wide range of hotel deals and discounts to Galaxy Tab S2 users. In addition to enjoying the Expedia discount code valued at HKD150 upon purchase of Galaxy Tab S2, users will have a chance to obtain extra Expedia discount codes from the upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 Product Experience Event that offers 1 night of free accommodation (valued up to HKD700) at hotels in Japan, including popular destinations such as Osaka, Okinawa, Fukuoka, Tokyo and Nagoya. The limited discount code is only available while stock lasts. Details will be announced soon on Samsung Mobile HK Facebook.

 

 

Category

Apps

Offers

1

Travel

Skyyer online (Download Version)

(i)  Expedia discount code valued at HKD150

(ii)  Klook discount code valued at HKD25 for booking tours and attraction tickets which are up to 50% off

(iii)  100 Skyyer points for download and offline content access

2

Travel Tip for Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe

Exclusive e-book version

3

e-Books

Manga

Free view of 2 designated comics per month

4

Kindle for Samsung

Free download of 1 book per month

5

Audiobooks from Audible

3-month free subscription

6

Productivity

Microsoft OneDrive

Extra 100GB cloud storage capacity for two years

7

Hancom Office

Free download of editing tools

8

Games

Driver Speedboat Paradise

Exclusive game pack

9

Createrria 2

Exclusive game pack

More about the apps and special offers:

Travel

Skyyer online (Download Version): Inclusive of full content from 21 travel books of Skyyer Travel Series, with travel tips for over 5,000 tourist attractions (available in Chinese only). Upon successful down of the app, Galaxy Tab S2 users can obtain the following:
i. Expedia discount code valued at HKD150, which can be redeemed upon booking of 2 nights or more of accommodation via Expedia App. The promotion period is valid till 31st December, 2015. (Coming soon)
ii. Klook discount code valued at HKD25, which can be redeemed for booking tours and attraction tickets which are up to 50% off (applicable to all attractions tickets and activities). The promotion period is valid till 31st December, 2015.
iii. 100 Skyyer points (1 point for each download) are offered to Galaxy Tab S2 users. Users can enjoy exclusive offline content access during the trips while the downloaded content can be kept for 30 days.

Travel Tip for Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe:Exclusive e-book version is offered to Galaxy Tab S2 users; Inclusive of full content from Travel Tip for Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe for a brand new and easy travel experience (available in Chinese only). The download period is valid till 31st December, 2015. (Coming soon)

e-Books

Manga: Inclusive of over 200 original Korean comics, with a variety of topics includingfantasy, thriller, detective, war, etc. Samsung Galaxy Apps users can enjoy free view of 2 designated comics per month. The promotion period is valid till 31st December, 2015. (Coming soon)

Kindle for Samsung: A great collection of English books is available for an unrestrained reading experience. Galaxy Tab S2 users can exclusively enjoy a free download of 1 book per month.

Audiobooks from Audible: Offers over 150,000 English audiobooks to which users can listen anytime, anywhere. A 3-month free subscription is offered exclusively to Galaxy Tab S2 users.

Productivity Tools

Microsoft OneDrive: Preloaded on Galaxy Tab S2, enabling users to store and access images, videos and personal files from the cloud. Galaxy Tab S2 users can enjoy a2-year extra 100GB storage capacity for free upon successful login.

Hancom Office 2014:Making it easy for users to work on documents, spreadsheets and charts, and multimedia presentations. Galaxy Tab S2 users can enjoy a free, exclusive download of editing tools.

Games

Driver Speedboat Paradise:Allows users to feel the thrill of high-speed boat races. Players can customize and upgrade the boat to be the hottest driver on land. Galaxy Tab S2 users can enjoy an exclusive game pack. (Coming soon)

Createrria 2: Users can now create their own games in just a few simple and fun steps.Galaxy Tab S2 users can enjoy an exclusive game pack. (Coming soon)

For more select apps and gifts, please refer to Galaxy Gifts on the Galaxy Tab S2. All listed apps and offers will be available from 4th August, 2015 onwards in succession. Latest updates will be available on Galaxy Gifts. All promotional offers are only available to Galaxy Tab S2 users in Hong Kong. Terms and conditions apply; for details, please refer to the service terms and conditions of the relevant application providers or merchants.

Availability and Suggested Retail Prices

Galaxy Tab S2 series will be available from 4, Aug 2015 and their suggested retail prices are:

Galaxy Tab S2 (Available in Black, White & Gold)

Launch date

Suggested Retail Prices

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7” Wi-Fi 

Black & White: 4th Aug

Gold: mid-Aug

HKD3,888

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7” LTE 

Black & White: mid-Aug

Gold: late-Aug

HKD4,888

Galaxy Tab S2 8” Wi-Fi 

Black & White: 4th Aug

Gold: mid-Aug

HKD3,088

Galaxy Tab S2 8” LTE

Black & White: mid-Aug

Gold: late-Aug

HKD4,088

Galaxy Tab S2 Book Cover

4th Aug

HKD399

Galaxy Tab S2Keyboard Cover (for 9.7” model only)

Mid-Aug

HKD899

 

For more detailed information, please visit www.samsung.com/hk_en/ or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Specification:

Models

GALAXY Tab S2 8”WiFi (T710) &
GALAXY Tab S2 8”LTE (T715C)

GALAXY Tab S2 9.7”WiFi (T810) &
GALAXY Tab S2 9.7”LTE (T815C)

Special Features

 

 

Display & Design:

GALAXY Tab S2 8”: 8 inch QXGA 4:3 Super AMOLED Display (2048 x 1536), 320ppi
GALAXY Tab S2 9.7”:9.7 inch QXGA 4:3 Super AMOLED Display (2048 x 1536), 264ppi
The world’s slimmest and lightest tablet, with a thickness of just 5.6mm
Premium & Stylish metal design

Others:

Support LTE(Cat 4) Max 150Mbps downloading speed (4G LTE)
Support TD-LTE and FDD-LTE
Touch Type Fingerprint Scanner
SideSync 3.0
Octa-Core (1.9 GHz Quad-Core + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor
RAM: 3GB

Operating Platform***

Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop)

Band^

2G GSM- GSM850,GSM900,DCS1800,PCS1900
3G WCDMA - B1(2100),B2(1900),B5(850),B8(900)
3G TD-SCDMA - B34(2010),B39(1880)
4G FDD LTE - B1(2100),B3(1800),B7(2600),B8(900),B28(700)
4G TDD LTE - B38(2600),B39(1900),B40(2300),B41(2500)

Dimension (LxWxD)

198.6 x 34.8 x 5.6 mm

237.3 x 169.0 x 5.6 mm

Weight

WiFi: 265g
4G LTE: 272g

WiFi: 389g
4G LTE: 392g

Display

8” QXGA 4:3 Super AMOLED Display
(2048 x 1536), 320ppi

• 9.7” QXGA 4:3 Super AMOLED Display
(2048 x 1536), 264ppi

Processor

Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad-Core + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor

Memory

Internal Memory: 32GB (RAM: 3GB)
Support microSD (up to128GB)

Color+

Black, White, Gold

Battery Time*

4000mAh

5870mAh

Camera

8 Mega-pixel Auto Focus camera (F1.9)
2 Mega-pixel front camera
QHD (2560 x 1440) video recording
UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K video playback
Shooting Mode: Auto, Pro ,Dual Camera, HDR (Rich tone), Panorama, Shot & More, Rear-cam Selfie, Virtual shot , Interval shot
Effect: No Effect, Vintage, Tint, Vignette, Grayscale, Faded Color, Moody, Cartoon
Functions: Timer, Location Tags, Review, Grid lines

Music Player

SoundAliveTM Sound Effect (Samsung Proprietary Technology)
Music Library
3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Audio/Video format

Video Play Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Music Play Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Internet Tool

Android BrowserTM
Chrome
Google PlayTM
GoogleTM (Search, Voice Search, Gmail, Maps, Navigation, Hangouts, Calendar, Google+, Play Games)
Pre-installed YouTubeTM
Exchange Active SyncTM
Galaxy Apps
Online Widget

Connectivity

Data Transfer^

LTE Cat 4 150Mbps / 50Mbps (4G LTE)
DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / WCDMA / EDGE / GPRS (4G LTE)

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,VHT80 MIMO
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth#

v4.1

Data Connectivity

USB 2.0

Wireless Connectivity

GPS (Support A-GPS, GLONASS)
MHL 2.2

Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to phone pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications

+For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

* The talk time and stand-by time are approximate. Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

**GALAXY Tab S2 only supports Nano-SIM

***For details of the latest OS version, please visit www.samsung.com/hk_en.

Notes:

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.

[1] Device weights are measured with Wi-Fi only version of Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch.

[2] Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote will be provided, and may differ by regions.

[3] Accessories are not included in the Galaxy Tab S2 in-box items and can be purchased separately.

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 : www.samsung.com/hk_en.

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