Samsung Launches New Galaxy Tab S2 to Compete With the iPad Air 2 [Photos]

Samsung Launches New Galaxy Tab S2 to Compete With the iPad Air 2 [Photos]

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Samsung has announced the launch of an 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 tablet which will compete with the Apple iPad Air 2.

Samsung’s newest Galaxy tablet continuously delivers a stunning Super AMOLED display perfectly optimized for reading and viewing any type of digital content. The Galaxy Tab S2 is stylishly designed with the thinnest and lightest metal frame of its size on the market and packs powerful performance features to offer enhanced usability, empowering users with new and improved choices in productivity and multitasking.

“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,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most complete personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere.”

Samsung Launches New Galaxy Tab S2 to Compete With the iPad Air 2 [Photos]

Here's a look at the tablet's features:

Newly Optimized Super AMOLED Display
At just 5.6mm thin and only 389g (9.7 -inch) and 265g (8.0 -inch) weight*, the Galaxy Tab S2 is perfectly designed for reading and consuming content due to its stunning Super AMOLED Display. By recreating the same viewing experience of browsing through traditional print media, the Galaxy Tab S2 also makes it comfortable to read digital content, including e-books, magazines, webpages and newsfeeds. This reading-optimized ratio allows the user to enjoy a seamless reading experience without unnecessary scrolling.

The tablet also presents deeper contrast and more precise detail to provide a best-in-class reading experience with the Super AMOLED display delivering 94% of natural tones to show true-to-life colors (Adobe RGB color standard). Users can now enjoy galleries of vividly detailed photos and effortlessly shop online while viewing the most accurate images on the Galaxy Tab S2.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab S2 continually offers its advanced screen technology to display bright and natural content for a more comfortable visual experience. Adaptive Display intelligently adjusts gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application, the color temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Also, Reading Mode modifies the screen’s brightness level to help users to read content for longer periods of time without straining their eyes.

Packaged within the world thinnest and lightest metal tablet frame of its size, the Galaxy Tab S2 is portable enough to easily carry around all day. Also, the fashionable and stylish design is suitable for any purpose or setting, so user can enjoy the best viewing experience anywhere, anytime.

Samsung Launches New Galaxy Tab S2 to Compete With the iPad Air 2 [Photos]

Productivity and Connectivity Features:
The Galaxy Tab S2 delivers unmatched mobility to cater to high-efficiency users seeking maximized productivity. The tablet comes fully equipped and preloaded with Microsoft Office Solutions** for ultimate productivity on the road, such as creating and editing documents, while conveniently storing up to 100GB of files on the cloud via OneDrive for two years for free. Also, it’s compatible with the advanced Book Cover Keyboard that delivers the same convenience of a standard PC keyboard with a built-in trackpad for executing tasks on-the-go.

For enhanced manageability, the Galaxy Tab S2 is built with a touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner for hassle-free authentication. A built-in advanced security sensor now offers easy access to the personal device with a simple press against the home key. For the most streamlined device management options, the Galaxy Tab S2 features Smart Manager which displays the device’s settings automatically, including battery power levels, storage and RAM availability for users to efficiently manage their devices. It is also pre-installed with anti-malware for an extra layer of protection.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab S2 offers Multitasking, allowing users to view and run two apps simultaneously. Also with Pop-Up Window, users can easily navigate between multiple apps at once. The Galaxy Tab S2 also provides an improved storage structure that makes locating files simpler than ever.

Samsung Launches New Galaxy Tab S2 to Compete With the iPad Air 2 [Photos]

Pricing and Availability:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 comes in 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch versions with Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and LTE. There are 32 or 64GB storage options with support for MicroSD cards up to 128GB. It will be available in global markets, starting from August, 2015. Samsung has yet to announce pricing; however, it's likely to cost around $400 and $500 for the 8-inch and 9.7-inch version.

Samsung Launches New Galaxy Tab S2 to Compete With the iPad Air 2 [Photos]

Anonymous - July 21, 2015 at 9:42pm
Android will have a hard time catching up with the speed of ios no matter how extreme their specs are because Android runs on java, and java needs virtual environment. Ios dont need virtual environment that is why they keep low specs with no problems.
Flown - July 22, 2015 at 4:55am
It's usually high specs now that they use 2gb of ram, but either way, it's good. I remember my time using a galaxy tab. It was a pain in the ass. I couldn't even go 5 minutes without a problem.
ISMAEL - July 21, 2015 at 11:44am
TechnoGeek - July 21, 2015 at 5:23am
What other things are on this Tablrt besides the good ol marketing optimized for reading? Ain't they all suppose to be optimized for reading for that is what tablets are made for? I see overheating is this tablets future.
Justabrake - July 20, 2015 at 9:55pm
Almost half the price of an iPad
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