Yesterday, some press renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7 leaked early, but it doesn’t seem to matter much as Samsung has today officially announced the devices. Hailing them as the “essential tablet for experiencing digital content“, the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets have adopted an iPad-esque approach this time around – doing away with the original Tab S’s 16:10 ratio display, the Tab S2 adopts the 4:3 resolution ratio that the iPads have made so popular. Notably, both the 8.0 and 9.7 variants are only available in portrait orientation (last year, the 10.5 Tab S was landscape oriented).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7As expected, the Tab S2 tablets utilize the same chip as the Galaxy S6, the Exynos 7420, and both have 3GB RAM and 32 and 64GB storage variants. In fact, apart from the battery capacity and physical size and shape of the two variants, the two tablets are pretty much exactly the same (think iPad and iPad Mini). One thing that Samsung is touting on its Tab S2 devices which will likely be a differentiator relative to the iPads are its Super AMOLED displays (2048×1536), widely accepted to be some of the best displays in the mobile device market. No pricing was confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7, but Samsung says the devices will be available in August.

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Source: Samsung Tomorrow