Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab S2, the Essential Tablet for Experiencing Digital Content

Jul 20. 2015

Latest Galaxy tablet combines advanced personal visual device with unmatched mobility

LONDON, UK – Samsung Electronics today announced the global launch of the Galaxy Tab S2, the most immersive Samsung tablet to-date. Samsung’s newest Galaxy tablet delivers a stunning Super AMOLED display, perfectly optimised for reading and viewing all types of digital content. Stylishly designed with the thinnest and lightest metal frame on the market, the Galaxy Tab S2 is packed with powerful performance features, offering a range of new and improved choices in productivity and multitasking.

“Building on the great success of the Galaxy Tab S, the new Galaxy Tab S2 is the slimmest and lightest tablet on the market, and also continues to offer the Super Amoled display in a more versatile 4:3 format. Giving people seamless access to a wealth of enhanced productivity features,” said Conor Pierce, Vice President, IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland. “We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the ultimate device for people looking to upgrade to the latest viewing experience, combined with a fantastic device that enhances their day to day life.” 

Newly Optimised Super AMOLED Display for the Best Content Viewing

At just 5.6 mm thin and only 389 g (9.7 -inch) and 265 g (8.0 -inch) weight*, the Galaxy Tab S2 is perfectly designed for reading and consuming content due to its stunning Super AMOLED Display. By recreating the same viewing experience of browsing through traditional print media, the Galaxy Tab S2 makes it comfortable to read digital content, including e-books, magazines, webpages and newsfeeds. This reading-optimised ratio provides people with a seamless reading experience without unnecessary scrolling.

The tablet also offers deeper contrast and more precise detail to provide a best-in-class reading experience with the Super AMOLED display, which delivers 94% of natural tones to show true-to-life colours (Adobe RGB colour standard). People 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 provides 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 colour temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting, while Reading Mode modifies the screen’s brightness level to allow users to read content for longer periods of time without straining their eyes.

Packaged within the world’s slimmest and lightest metal frame of its size, the Galaxy Tab S2 is portable enough to easily carry around all day and operate in one hand, offering the best mobility available. With its fashionable and stylish design, the device is suitable for any purpose or setting, enabling people to enjoy the best viewing experience anywhere, anytime.

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

The Galaxy Tab S2 delivers unmatched mobility to cater to people wanting a device that will enhance and support their productivity. The tablet comes fully equipped and preloaded with Microsoft Office Solutions** for ultimate productivity on the road, including the ability to create and edit documents, while conveniently storing up to 100 GB of files on the cloud via OneDrive for two years for free. The device is also compatible with the advanced Book Cover Keyboard, delivering the same convenience of a standard PC keyboard with a built-in trackpad for executing tasks on-the-go.***

For enhanced manageability, the Galaxy Tab S2 is built with a touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner for hassle-free authentication. A built-in advanced security sensor offers easy access to the device with a simple press against the home key. The Galaxy Tab S2 also comes equipped with Smart Manager which displays the device’s settings automatically and offers a range of streamlined device management options, including battery power levels, storage and RAM availability to help people efficiently manage their devices. It is also pre-installed with anti-malware for an extra layer of protection.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab S2 offers Multitasking, allowing users to view and run two apps simultaneously with Pop-Up Window, a new feature that lets people easily navigate between multiple apps at once. The Galaxy Tab S2 also provides an improved storage structure that makes locating files simpler than ever.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will come in a variety of connectivity, storage and size options: 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch versions with Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and LTE, available in 32 or 64 GB with MicroSD up to 128 GB. It will be available in global markets, starting from August, 2015.

Samsung Electronics UK will announce UK availability in due course.

Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com.

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


Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch Product Specifications


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

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) @30fps
Playback: UHD (3840 x 2160) @30fps

Audio

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC

Google Mobile Service

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

GPS

GPS, GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor

Memory

3 GB (RAM) + 32 / 64 GB internal memory
microSD up to 128 GB

Dimension / Weight

169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm, 389 g (Wi-Fi) / 392 g (LTE)

Battery

5870 mAh


Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch Product Specifications


CATÉGORIE SPÉCIFICATIONS
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

Display

8.0” 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) @30fps

Audio

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC

Google Mobile Service

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

GPS

GPS, GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor

Memory

3 GB (RAM) + 32 / 64 GB internal memory
microSD up to 128 GB

Dimension / Weight

134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm, 265 g (Wi-Fi) / 272 g (LTE)

Battery

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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