Now, serial leakster @evleaks has published images of what looks to be the tab in question.
Let’s face it. Android isn’t the most optimised operating system for tablets. OK, it’s quite useless actually since you can do practically everything on your Android smartphone anyway.
So maybe Windows 10, despite how incomplete and frustrating it is, is the way to go. Samsung certainly thinks so since what looks like their latest 12-inch Windows 10 tablet was just certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG.
Samsung (soon-to-be) biggest mobile device was teased in New York when they had their Unpacked event and has caught everyone wondering what this humongous tablet has to offer. Looking at the images so far we can tell you that it isn’t a sore to look at, proving that Samsung isn’t taking design for granted even if the Galaxy View is touted to carry mid-range specs.
Teased during the Unpacked event that Samsung had in the heart of the Big Apple, the Samsung Galaxy View from what we could tell was big. Officially there was no mention on screen size but they said it was all about a larger viewing experience. Possibly occupying a place in our dwellings but not moving around as much as smaller tablets. Spotted on GFXBench benchmarks, we now have a rough idea of what this device is going to be.
Without much fanfare, Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab S2, its flagship tablet that replaces its current Galaxy Tab S. In the face of declining tablet sales, Samsung still thinks there’s still a market for premium tablets and the new one now comes with a 4:3 display aspect ratio that’s similar to the iPad Air and iPad mini series.
For starters, it will come in 2 sizes, 8.0″ and 9.7″ inches, which is similar to what its Galaxy Tab A has to offer. The display on both models are using Super AMOLED with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. While that’s the same as what iPad Retina Displays have to offer, it is lower than the current Galaxy Tab S which gives a higher Quad HD 2600×1600 pixels resolution.
Looks like Samsung is still adding new tablets to their repertoire and this time a Samsung Galaxy Tab E has been spotted in print in June’s issue of Taiwan Mobile bearing the model number SM-T560. It seems to be quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A but with some differences in terms of specs.
It has been a while since Samsung announced a high-end tablet and its next model, the Galaxy Tab S2 could be the thinnest tablet yet at only 5.5mm. At the moment, that title is being held by the Dell Venue 8 7000 at 6.0mm and as comparison, the Galaxy S6 is currently 6.8mm thick.
According to serial leakster @OnLeaks, the Galaxy Tab S2 will have the dimensions of 237.17mm x 169.58mm x 5.5mm, which is more compact and thinner than the current Galaxy Tab S at 6.6mm. He also added that the new high-end tablet will have a Galaxy S6 inspired design, so you can probably expect a metal frame with glass both front and back.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy Tab S2 is likely to feature its current performance king Exynos Octa 7 processor as the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. For the display, similar to its Galaxy Tab A series, it would be having an iPad-like 4:3 display aspect ratio, which is the current trend adopted by newer Android tablets.
Following its new mid-range models like the Galaxy A, Samsung has just announced is new Galaxy Tab A tablet series. It was recently shown to the Russian media and there are 2 versions available – the Galaxy Tab A with a 8″ screen and a Galaxy Tab A Plus which comes with a full-sized 9.7″ screen.
Unlike the previous Galaxy Tablets, the new Galaxy Tab A uses a more squarish 4:3 display aspect ratio instead of a widescreen 16:9 format that’s better suited for watching videos. Resolution wise, it is quite low rate with 1024×768 pixels, which makes the Galaxy Tab A Plus having a similar display as the iPad 2 at 132ppi. Even a cheap RM599 device like the Honor Tablet could do 1280×800 resolution.
Powering both models is likely to be a 64-bit Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 unit that’s mated to 2GB on the Galaxy Tab A Plus and 1.5GB on the smaller Galaxy Tab A. On-board there’s 16GB of storage which can also be expanded with microSD up to 128GB.
The world doesn’t need another ridiculously thin phone but the idea of a thinner tablet is always welcomed. With the Galaxy S6 smart phone making its debut very soon, Samsung is about to release the successor of its flagship Galaxy Tab S tablet.
At 6.6mm, the Tab S is quite a remarkably thin device but it still thicker than other competitors like the Xperia Z2 Tablet (6.4mm) and Apple’s iPad Air 2 (6.1mm). For the next model which is dubbed as the Galaxy Tab S2, it is reported to be thinner than Apple’s wafer thin iPad.
The Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s latest pride and joy boasting a high resolution tablet display and top-of-the-line internals. So how does it compare with today’s flagship tablets? We compare its vital specs and dimensions against the likes of the iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Microsoft Surface 2, Nokia Lumia 2520, ASUS Memo Pad 8, Huawei MediaPad X1, Nexus 7 and even Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Pad. You can click on the image above for the full picture.
For display resolution, the Galaxy Tab S and its NotePRO line up has the highest screen resolution at 2560×1600 which is higher than the Quad HD smart phones that’s coming up. In terms of pixel density, the Tab S 8.4 win hands down with a high 359 pixels per inch, which packs more pixels than the iPad mini with Retina display. On the plus side, the AMOLED display on the Tab S promises better colours and power efficiency as each pixels are lit individually compared to conventional LCD panels.
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