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 9.7||Galaxy Tab S2 8.0|
|OS||Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop)|
|Network||Wi-Fi and 4G models available – 4G Models have 4G LTE, 3G and 2G|
|Dimensions||169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm,389g (Wi-Fi) / 392g (4G)||134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6mm,265g (Wi-Fi) / 272g (4G)|
|Processor||Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz, Octa-Core application processor|
|Memory||3GB (RAM)32GB (25.2GB User Accessible) internal memoryMicroSD expansion up to 128GB|
|Display||9.7” Super AMOLED2048 x 1536 (QXGA)||8.0” Super AMOLED2048 x 1536 (QXGA)|
|Camera||Rear : 8MP Auto-Focus, Front :,2.1MP|
|Battery||5,870mAhUp to 12 hours of battery video playback||4,000mAhUp to 14 hours of battery video playback|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.1 BLE, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Quick Connect|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, Light, RGB Sensor|
|Audio||Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC,AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, Opus|
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
|Video||Video 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.
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