The current lineup of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S in both of its sizes, one with an 8.4-inch display and a larger one with a 10.5-inch display are among the best tablets around there, despite being almost a year old. Their displays offer a very high resolution that combined with the Super AMOLED screen technology are capable of representing vivid colors and crisp images. Also, they are very slim, measuring only 6.6 mm thick and they are relatively light. In terms of tech specs, they’re pretty much what you could wish for including octa-core processors along with 3 GB of RAM, stereo speakers, Micro SD card slot to expand their internal memory, high-resolution cameras, and long-lasting batteries.
Technology obviously advances in a year, which is why we’re expecting a second generation of the tablet lineup to be announced relatively soon. We’ve been hearing some rumors about the tablets including the change of aspect of the screens from a 16:10 ratio to a 4:3 ratio to make it easier to read documents in portrait mode, the recently announced Galaxy Tab A lineup surely points to that direction. Another rumor concerning the hardware is that it will take some cues from the recently released Galaxy S6 by using a metal frame surrounding the tablet, there are even leaked pictures of the larger 9.7-inch model sustaining previous information.
Now, we have a picture of the smaller 8-inch Galaxy Tab S2 from some Chinese documentation of the TENAA which has just certified the tablet. Some additional information includes its dimensions of 198.2 x 134.5 x 5.4 mm and its weight sits at 260 grams. The screen resolution is 2048 x 1536 keeping the pixel density similar albeit being a little lower than the one of its predecessor. The back doesn’t seem to be made out of glass like in the flagship phones, as it has the 2 circles to make it compatible with the official covers, but the back seems to be made out of two materials, so one of them might be aluminum. The Home button might include a fingerprint scanner though. At 5.4 mm it would be the thinnest tablet to date and if the better construction with premium materials lives up to the expectation, this tablet lineup could be even more successful than the previous one.