Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 are to make their debut in Korea. The premium devices are the South Korean tech giant's slimmest and lightest tablets and will be available for purchase Aug. 11 onwards, Sammy Hub reported.
The Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch model reportedly will set buyers back by KRW 599,000 ($513) while the larger 9.7-inch version will sell for KWR 719,000 ($617). Buyers who opt for a bundle with a keyboard for the larger unit will pay KRW 799,000 ($685). The price reflects cutting-edge configurations on the inside and an impressive metallic frame on the outside.
Except for the screen, battery and size, there reportedly is no difference between the two variants. The 8-inch tablet houses a 4,000 mAh battery while the 9.7-inch version features a 5,870 mAh unit. In addition, the 8-inch model weighs only 256 grams (9 ounces) whereas the 9.7-inch Tab S2 weighs 389 grams (13.7 ounces), GSM Arena said.
Under the hood, the slates are powered by an octa-core processor and backed by a 3GB of RAM. The display is complemented by Super Amoled technology, along with a screen resolution of 1,536-by-2,048 pixels. The Galaxy Tab S2 comes equipped with 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage space and a microSD card slot for further expansion.
The slates sport a solid 8 megapixel rear-facing unit in addition to a 2.1 MP selfie snapper at the front. Both tablets flaunt a touch-enabled fingerprint scanner, along with multiwindow functionality for multitasking.