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Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab S2; Super AMOLED, Octa-core CPU and 3GB of RAM

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Samsung recently announced the global launch of the Galaxy Tab S2, the Korean tech giant’s most immersive tablet to date. The newest Galaxy tablet is headlined by the company’s Super AMOLED display, Exynos octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM.

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“The Galaxy Tab S2 is not only our thinnest and lightest tablet of its size ever, it also gives users quick, easy access to a wealth of superior viewing and productivity features.We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most complete personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics.

Galaxy Tab S2

The Galaxy Tab S2 comes in two sizes, a 9.7-inch and an 8.0-inch model. It has a 4:3 aspect ratio, making it conducive to browsing the web or reading an eBook. Both are just 5.6 mm thin, and as mentioned, comes packed with a 2048 x 1536 QXGA Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Exynos processor (quad 1.9 GHz & quad 1.3 GHz) and 3 GB of RAM. Internal storage is 32 GB with a microSD card expansion slot of up to 128 GB. There is a  Wi-Fi only variant and an LTE capable variant. The Tab S2 is powered by Android Lollipop 5.0 with TouchWiz UX on top.

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Like the Galaxy S6, it will also feature a Fingerprint Scanner for easy authentication. Most likely its the same implementation as the one in the S6, so expect a good experience.

The tablet comes preloaded with Microsoft Office Solutions, and up to 100GB OneDrive cloud storage free for two years.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 key specs:

  • 9.7-inch/8.0-inch QXGA Super AMOLED (2048 x 1536)
  • Octa-core processor (quad 1.9 GHz & quad 1.3 GHz)
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory (+microSD up to 128GB)
  • 8 MP AF main camera
  • 2.1 MP front camera
  • LTE, HSPA+
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE
  • GPS + GLONASS
  • Android Lollipop 5.0
  • Battery: 5,870 mAh for the 9.7 inch; 4,000 mAh for the 8-inch

Freebies!

Who doesn’t like freebies? From August 22 to December 31, 2015, those who purchase any of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 variants will receive exclusive freebies worth up to PHP3,000. They will receive a free book cover, a three-month subscription to iflix (I highly recommend iflix!), and a Smart prepaid SIM with 5 free hours of mobile data valid for 2 days (every month for 6 months).

Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch will retail for PHP24, 990, while the 9.7-inch version goes for PHP29, 990.  It comes in black and gold and will be available locally starting from the week of August 22, 2015.

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