Samsung reveals Galaxy Tab S2 tablet

Samsung is taking the fight to Apple’s iPad with its latest tablet: the Galaxy Tab S2. The thin and light tablet comes in two sizes - 8in and 9.7in - and features a faster quad-core processor and better camera than its predecessor.

Samsung claims the tablet's Super AMOLED display, a technology renowned for excellent contrast and colour reproduction, has been "perfectly optimised for reading and viewing any type of digital content." It also features a 4:3 display ratio, which many people consider best for web-browsing.

The Galaxy Tab S2 is Samsung's thinnest and lightest tablet to date at just 5.6mm wide - that's slightly more compact than the Apple iPad Air 2. The larger device also manages to house an ample 5,780mAh battery in its slender frame.

While the form factor has been slimmed down, the Korean manufacturer has beefed up the internal specs. The Tab S2 is powered by a 1.9Ghz octa-core processor and has 3GB of RAM. You can choose betweeb 32GB and 64GB options, though storage can be expanded via a micro SD card if you need a little more.

Samsung has also added an eight megapixel rear and 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, plus the fingerprint sensor that's also included in its latest crop of premium smartphones. As expected, it will run Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system.

The 8in Samsung Tab S2 will launch in the UK in August with the bigger 9.7-inch device expected to retail for around £320. Samsung is likely to announce an official price closer to the release date next month.

Source: TechRadar

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