Samsung’s cutting edge Galaxy S lineup has risen to of the industry standards for high-quality and innovation throughout the years. With the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung managed to uphold the legendary reputation of its flagship handsets and transfer it to a new form factor. Even a year after its release the premium tablet lineup still offers great hardware and performance, but it is time for and upgrade and the Galaxy Tab S 2 has been frequenting the rumor mill for quite some time now.
According to rumors, the new device family is inching towards an official release and the international prices will be as follows: The Galaxy Tab S 2 8.0 (SM-T710) and the Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T810) will come with price tags of €399 and €499 respectively for a Wi-Fi only unit while the 4G LTE version will cost €90 extra.
All of them feature a 2048 x 1536 pixel Super AMOLED display, Exynos 5433 SoCs and 3GB of RAM. The rest of the specs sheet includes 32GB of onboard storage plus a microSD card slot and a 3580 mAh or 5870 mAh battery in the 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch respectively. The Galaxy Tab S 2 also promises to be the thinnest Samsung tablet to date, measuring only 237.17mm x 169.58mm x 5.5mm, although this is yet to be confirmed.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E
The Galaxy Tab E (SM-T560) is another upcoming Samsung offer, but meant for the entry-level market. It is already official in Taiwan, but the international pricing wasn’t really clear up until now. It should cost €199 in most markets, which is pretty reasonable. The Galaxy Tab E has a 9.6-inch 1280×800 pixel touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a 2 MP selfie cam, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and a 5,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and not Lollipop. It’s only got Wi-Fi connectivity, no mobile data, but a separate model with that additional functionality may be launched later.