Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launched in Malaysia, prices start at RM 1,699
We're just a week away from the official launch of Samsung's flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5 but before that, Samsung Malaysia is making the relatively new Galaxy Tab S2 available in Malaysia. The tablet which was announced late last month is the sequel to the company's premium Galaxy Tab S tablet which had all the bells and whistles of a flagship android tablet.
This time around, Samsung kept the design relatively similar but the made changes to the overall thickness and weight and the new Galaxy Tab S2 is just 5.6mm thin on both the 8" and 9.7" models. The tablet itself is wrapped around a metal frame which makes it suitable for various day to day conditions. With those dimensions, Samsung is a winner in terms of sheer size when compared to other competing android tablet out there.
Well, the new Galaxy Tab S2 is not only made to outs Android tablet, Samsung built it to take some limelight away from Apple's iPad Air 2. The new Galaxy Tab S2 features a the iPad's 4:3 aspect ratio on both the 8" and 9.7" models which indicates why the width of the Tab S2 differs from it's predecessor.
But, the new Galaxy Tab S2 is not only the slimmest tablet Samsung has ever produced, it's packs quite a lot of power under the hood. There is an unnamed octa-core processor (most likely exynos) on both the 8" and 9.7" models that is paired up with 3GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, a 2.1MP front facing camera, LTE support, 32/64GB of expandable memory and a QXGA (2048 x 1536) Sper AMOLED display on both models.
Basically, the specification for both these devices are pretty similar, the only difference is of course the size of the tablet itself and the built in battery. The 8" Tab S2 has a 4,000mAh battery while the 9.7" Tab S2 comes with a 5,870mAh battery. All of this hardware runs on Android 5.0 lollipop with Samsung's TouchWiz UI and the Galaxy Tab S2 still uses Samsung's classic home button and dual capacitive keys. On a side note, the home button on both the 8" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 also doubles as a fingerprint reader.
Besides all of those technical specification, the Galaxy Tab S2 is still a pretty versatile new tablet and Samsung has bundled in 100GB of OneDrive storage with the purchase of the device and Microsoft Office Mobile application are also pre-loaded onto the device out of the box. Not to mention that Samsung is also preloading their Milk Music service and also the iflix app to provide 1 year's worth of unlimited video content.
As for the price itself, Samsung will begin offering the Galaxy Tab S2 through their retail channels starting next Friday (August 14) for a starting price of RM 1,699 for the 8" Galaxy Tab S2 with 32GB of storage while the bigger 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 with 32GB of storge will go for RM 1,999. Additionally, if you choose to purchase the Galaxy Tab S2 through Senheng, the will throw in a bluetooth speaker worth RM 129 for free.