Samsung is expected to release an update to its high-end tablet series with a new device called the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The tablet comes after the original Galaxy Tab S, which launched last June and introduced to Samsung’s tablets many of the features that have made its high-end smartphones popular.
The Galaxy Tab S was intended to be pretty and powerful. Recent specification and render leaks suggest that the Galaxy Tab S2 will be on par with Apple’s iPad.
Tech blog Sam Mobile has shared details about the upcoming tablet, including a likely release window. The Galaxy Tab S2 is expected to be announced in June. The tablet will likely be available in two sizes, one with an 8-inch display and one with a 9.7-inch display. The Galaxy Tab S2 is expected to be 5.4 mm thick, which is not only thinner than the previous Galaxy Tab S, which is 6.6 mm, but also thinner than the iPad Air 2, which is 6.4 mm thick.
Hardware for the Galaxy Tab S2 will likely include a high-quality (2048 x 1536 resolution) Super AMOLED display, an updated 64-bit Exynos chip by Samsung, 3GB RAM memory and 32GB internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2.1-megapixel front camera, category 6 LTE, which allows for download speeds of up to 300 megabits per second and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Recently discovered user agent profiles, on which product information for mobile phones and other devices can be found directly on a manufacturer’s website, essentially confirm details about the display for the Galaxy Tab S2.
â€” OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) May 10, 2015
Tech informant Steve Hemmerstoffer, also known as @OnLeaks, shared design renders of the Galaxy Tab S2 via Twitter Monday. The images suggest the Galaxy Tab S2 could include a metal trim. Following the Galaxy S6, which incorporates metal and glass into its design, it's possible the Galaxy Tab S2 will have similar premium materials.
Like the previous Galaxy Tab S, the Galaxy Tab S2 will likely include a host of content from Samsung partners. Samsung partnered with the likes of Marvel, Conde Nast and National Geographic to provide content for the Galaxy Tab S. Many of these deals are likely to continue.