With smartphones starting to hit a plateau, carriers have been finding other ways to bring in more customers and more cash. With T-Mobile grabbing almost all of the smartphone growth in recent quarters, tablets have become a focus point for carriers. Even though they haven't really been selling all that well. But somehow the carriers are selling around a million each quarter. Verizon and T-Mobile have both been pushing tablets pretty hard in the past year. T-Mobile has just added another tablet to their line up, the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, which actually isn't even available yet in the WiFi only model.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the successor to the popular and successful Galaxy Tab S from last year. The big selling point for the Galaxy Tab S last year was the fact that it was the first tablet with a Super AMOLED display, and the first with an AMOLED display since the original Galaxy Tab 7-inch. The reason why this was a big deal, was that tablets are usually used for media consumption, and with the Super AMOLED display, it made consuming media even better. With the rich colors, and high resolution panel.
Samsung has a 1536×2048 resolution on the Galaxy Tab S2 this time around, and it's available in both the 8 and 9.7 inch variants. T-Mobile hasn't stated which model they are carrying, but we have reached out for clarification. Powered by an Octa-core processor (it's a quad-core 1.9GHz and a quad-core 1.3GHz processor), 3GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage with a microSD card slot that supports an additional 128GB of space. We also have a 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 2.1MP front-facing camera which is great for Skype or Hangouts calls as well as taking the occasional Selfie. Finally, the Galaxy Tab S2 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.
T-Mobile will be selling the Galaxy Tab S2 in stores and online. It'll be available for $0 down and $27.09 for the first 23 months and $26.92 for the 24th month. Of course, that's for well qualified buyers. If you're not a well qualified buyer, it'll be a bit more. The full price of the Galaxy Tab S2 comes out to about $649.99.