Samsung has today announced the new Galaxy Tab S2, a new tablet that comes in the same dimensions as the iPad at 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch variants, and will be available globally in August. The new devices come in a particularly light and thin metal frame — they’re only 5.6 mm in thickness and weigh just 389 grams for the 9.7-inch model, and 265 grams for the 8.0-inch. Just like the first Galaxy tab S, both variants have Super AMOLED displays at 2048×1536 resolutions, and Quad 1.9GHz and Quad 1.3GHz octacore processors. There is also a microSD slot allows store more data up to 128GB on both devices.
According to Sammobile, there is no 10.5 inch version as the new model is iPad-sized, and shares the same 4:3 screen orientation as Apple’s tablet, Samsung is avoiding mentioning video specifically in its release materials for the Tab S2, touting instead the device’s suitability for reading “digital content, including e-books, magazines, webpages and newsfeeds.”
The only problem last year’s Tab S had was a weak processor and Samsung appears to have fixed this issue here while keeping the same special Super AMOLED display that made the original Tab worth a look.