+ Saturday October 19th, 2019


Samsung’s second generation Galaxy Tab S2 tablets will launch in Australia next week, with 8.0- and 9.7-inch models going on-sale at retailers across Australia on the 15th of September in both Wi-Fi and 4G configurations.

The tablets offer an updated design over the original model with a thinner form factor (nearly a full mm thinner than the original at just 5.6mm thin). They also move to a 4:3 aspect ratio for the screen.

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
OSAndroid 5.0.2 (Lollipop)
NetworkWi-Fi and 4G models available – 4G Models have 4G LTE, 3G and 2G
Dimensions169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm,389g (Wi-Fi) / 392g (4G)134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6mm,265g (Wi-Fi) / 272g (4G)
ProcessorQuad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz, Octa-Core application processor
Memory3GB (RAM)32GB (25.2GB User Accessible) internal memoryMicroSD expansion up to 128GB
Display9.7” Super AMOLED2048 x 1536 (QXGA)8.0” Super AMOLED2048 x 1536 (QXGA)
CameraRear : 8MP Auto-Focus, Front :,2.1MP
Battery5,870mAhUp to 12 hours of battery video playback4,000mAhUp to 14 hours of battery video playback
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.1 BLE, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Quick Connect
SensorsAccelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, Light, RGB Sensor
AudioAudio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC,AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, Opus
VideoVideo Codec: H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1,Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9, H.265(HEVC)
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Pricing for the tablets starts at $499 RRP for the 8-inch Wi-Fi model and goes up from there:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Wi-Fi (8.0-inch, 32GB) – RRP $499
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Wi-Fi and 4G (8.0-inch 32GB) – RRP $649
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Wi-Fi (9.7-inch, 32GB) – RRP $599
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Wi-Fi and 4G (9.7-inch 32GB) – RRP $749

The tablet will be on-sale from ‘leading operators, retailers and Samsung Experience Stores’ from Tuesday September 15 2015, but if you’re keen you can pre-order directly from Samsung through their website.

Will you be picking up a Galaxy Tab S2? Tell us in the comments!

Daniel Tyson  


Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

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Paul Warner
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They’ve been here in NZ for the past 6 weeks . Had a look at the S2 about 3 weeks ago but couldn’t justify the $150 extra over the TAB A 10″ which also has a built in stylus. Was buying this for the wife..

vijay alapati
vijay alapati

They should launch it with 5.1.1

Jack Bauer
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Ye that’s pretty pathetic.

Philip Clark
Ausdroid Reader

No 64gb model?

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