A new premium tablet in Samsung’s line-up, the Galaxy Tab S2 will have slim and light elements making it easily portable. Previously, the Korean outfit had given an official announcement about its existence but now we get both the 8 and 9.7 incher in person. Official pricing will slot at RM 1,699 (inclusive of GST) for the 8-inch tablet, while the bigger 9.7-inch brother will cost RM 1,999 (inclusive of GST).
Slated to come in 3 colours – gold, white and black, the Galaxy Tab S2 will be the lightest tablet amongst Samsung’s tablet choices. It seems that it’s a no-brain·er as to why they chose it to be the “Best Personal Companion Device”. On the scale it racks up an unbelievable 392 grams for the 9.7-inch option and 272 grams for the 8-inch device.
Recapping some of the features and specs of this feather-light tablet, it will cater to those interested in its multimedia capabilities and those productive-folk with Microsoft Office Solutions. The 9.7-inch variant will have some ups though, as it is compatible with an advanced Book Cover Keyboard for those long typing sessions. It will also come with a touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner for security authentication.
The Galaxy Tab S2 fronting a 2048 x 1536 resolution screen and a Exynos 5433 Octa-core (Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) processor that runs the show. Storage on the other hand is handled by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expandable through microSD card (up to 128GB)
Photos will be taken by either a 8-megapixel shooter (back) or a 2.1-megapixel lens (front). Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available out of the box and the battery(s) of these two devices are a 4,000mAh (8-inch) and bigger 5,870mAh on the 9.7-inch tablet.
Movie, TV and music enthusiasts will be happy to know that a purchase of the Samsung Tab S2 (either variants) will warrant them subscriptions to Samsung’s Milk Music (lifetime subscription) and free 1-year for iflix, an internet based streaming service. A big plus will be available to those who pick up their units through Senheng as they throw in a Bluetooth Sound Speaker that’s worth RM 129 for free.