The Galaxy Tab S2 (8.0 and 9.7-inch variants) were already excellent Tablet devices and Samsung is making them more potent by incorporating minor hardware upgrade. The most significant change is in the internals. Samsung is using the Snapdragon 625 chipsets instead of the Exynos 5433 SoC. Usually, manufacturers make an announcement for such upgrades, but Samsung has chosen to stay quiet and let the customers be surprised. The refreshed models are already on sale in Germany and will start from €449.
The new octa-core chipset significantly improves the performance of the device. To enhance it further, Samsung has also opted to upgrade the software from Android 5.0 to Android 6.0.1 (marshmallow).
We have seen reports that the successor to the Tab S2 is in work at the labs in south Korea, but this hardware refresh mid-cycle is a pleasant one. But one thing to note is that the GPU performance has been decreased to a certain extent, but that shouldn’t impact the overall experience.
Apart from that, everything from the internal specification to the external design remains identical. The Tablet comes with an 8 or 9.7 inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal memory is embedded into the device. An 8 MP camera on the back capable of 1440p recording and a 2.1 MP shooter in the front for video calls is provided.
A microSD card slot, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, and a fingerprint sensor are some of the other features in this Tablet.
If you aren’t impressed, Samsung is set to release the successor in the month of June with major hardware upgrades. You might fancy those Tablets.