The slim beauty is going on sale in August. Price is yet to be revealed. 


Size matters. Thickness matters even more. At least that's what Samsung believes – after announcing their thinnest-ever mobile phone Galaxy A8, they are now teasing us with the super-slim tablet as well: meet Galaxy Tab S2. It will only be 5.6 milimeters thick, which is 0.5 milimeter less than Apple's iPad.

The Korean company this time announced two upcoming models: 8-inch and 9.7-inch versions, weighing 265 grams and 389 grams, respectively. Future owners might be happy to hear the new tablet will be more convenient to hold in hands and carry around, since it's not only slimmer, but also smaller and more squarer (4 x 3 format).

Samsung told the press they decided to ditch the previous 16 x 9 widescreen format so the new device will be able to more effectively "recreate the viewing experience of browsing through traditional print media," but also, of course, to enchance the experience of reading e-books and web sites. Phew, that's great, but what about users, who prefer to watch movies on their tablets? S2 will obviously be more reader-friendly than movie lover-oriented.

The S2 will feature the new Super AMOLED screen with 2048 x 1536 resolution, displaying very rich, vibrant colors. It even comes with a reading mode, making it easier for users to read e-books on screen for longer periods of time. 

Regarding other specifications, the Tab S2 devices will run Android 5 Lollipop and are powered by Quad 1.9GHz and Quad 1.3GHz octacore processors. They come with 3GB of RAM, 32GB and 64GB memory (expandable via MicroSD, allowing up to 128GB storing space on both devices), and (smaller than before) 5,870 mAh and 4,000 mAh batteries. Front camera will shoot photos at 2.1 million pixels and the rear one at 8 million. The Tab S2 also features a built-in fingerprint scanner, which you may remember from last year's model.

It will be availabe to purchase this August in, according to Samsung's consumer website, black or white edition.

What will it cost? No clue yet, but one thing's sure: a lot.

July 22, 2015 Living photo: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

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