Recently, Samsung announced – rather quietly – the Galaxy Tab S2. Which is their second generation Galaxy Tab S. Now what’s so special about the Galaxy Tab S2 is that it’s the company’s high-end tablet here and has a Super AMOLED display. This time around, Samsung opted for a 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the 16:10 that they used previously. So we’re looking at a 8.0 and 9.7-inch models, both of which are sporting 2048×1536 resolutions, but are Super AMOLED panels. They are also sporting an octa-core processor. This includes a quad-core 1.9GHz and a quad-core 1.3GHz processor. Paired with 3GB of RAM, and choices of 32GB or 64GB of storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB. Connectivity includes WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and GPS. Oh there’s also NFC included. The Galaxy Tab S2 also runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Today, both tablets are available in WiFi and 4G LTE models. Currently, only T-Mobile and Verizon here in the US are selling the Galaxy Tab S2, while Amazon and Best Buy are also selling both variants in WiFi and 4G LTE. So you could buy an unlocked Galaxy Tab S2 from Amazon and take it over to Verizon or T-Mobile pretty easily. Best Buy has, however, scored an exclusive on the Galaxy Tab S 9.7 64GB model. So if you’re looking to max out your storage and get the larger model, you’ll have to head on over to Best Buy for now.
We’ll have links down below for all four retailers if you are looking to pick up the Galaxy Tab S2, either 8.0 or 9.7 models. While we haven’t gotten our hands on the Galaxy Tab S2 to review yet, we did get some hands on time with it in Berlin today. It’s a really nice tablet, and one that we’d definitely recommend. Especially for consuming media, thanks to that Super AMOLED display Samsung has blessed the Galaxy Tab S2 with.