Samsung unveils new Galaxy Tab S2

Sleek flagship device caters to media consumption, productivity

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Samsung unveils new Galaxy Tab S2 Galaxy Tab S2 features Super AMOLED display optimised for media consumption
By  David Ndichu Published  August 3, 2015

Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of its Galaxy Tab S2, a tablet the company says is the world’s thinnest and lightest.

The latest in Samsung’s flagship series, the Galaxy Tab S2 is not only packaged in the thinnest and lightest metal frame of its size, but its Super AMOLED display is optimized for reading and viewing any type of digital content, Samsung added.

Commenting on the latest flagship launch, Hayssam Yassine, head of IT and Mobile Team commented, “We have developed the most advanced personal visual device that will undoubtedly set the new standard in immersive viewing and ultimate mobility. Backed by an integrated office experience, the Galaxy Tab S2 will be a constant companion for a range of users who value high-quality finishing and cutting-edge innovation.”

At 5.6mm thin and 389g (9.7 -inch) and 265g (8.0 -inch) in weight, the Galaxy Tab S2 is portable enough to carry around all day.

The Galaxy Tab S2 is designed for reading and consuming content thanks to its Super AMOLED Display. Samsung has further endeavoured to recreate the same viewing experience as browsing through traditional print media, making the Galaxy Tab S2 comfortable to read digital content, including e-books, magazines, webpages and newsfeeds. This reading-optimized ratio allows the user to enjoy an enhanced reading experience without unnecessary scrolling.

The tablet also offers deeper contrast and more precise details. The Super AMOLED display delivers 94% of natural tones to show true-to-life colours (Adobe RGB colour standard). Users can also enjoy galleries of detailed photos and comfortably shop online while viewing the most accurate images on the Galaxy Tab S2.

The ‘Adaptive Display’ function intelligently adjusts gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application, the colour temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Also, ‘Reading Mode’ modifies the screen’s brightness level to help users read content for longer periods of time without straining their eyes.

The Galaxy Tab S2 caters to mobile workers seeking productivity on the go. The tablet comes preloaded with Microsoft Office Solutions such as creating and editing documents, while conveniently storing up to 100GB of files on the cloud via OneDrive for two years for free. Also, it’s compatible with the ‘Book Cover Keyboard’ accessory that delivers the same convenience of a standard PC keyboard with a built-in trackpad for executing tasks on-the-go.

For security purposes, the Galaxy Tab S2 is built with a touch-enabled ‘Fingerprint Scanner’ for authentication with a built-in security sensor offering easy access to the personal device with a simple press against the home key. For device management options, the Galaxy Tab S2 features ‘Smart Manager,’ which displays the device’s settings automatically, including battery power levels, storage and RAM availability for users to efficiently manage their devices. It is also pre-installed with anti-malware for an extra layer of protection.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab S2 comes equipped with ‘Multitasking,’ feature, allowing users to view and run two apps simultaneously, while ‘Pop-Up Window,’ allows users to easily navigate between multiple apps at once. The Galaxy Tab S2 also provides an improved storage structure that makes locating files simpler than ever.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will come in a variety of connectivity, storage and size options: 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch versions with Wi-Fi and LTE, available in 32 GB with MicroSD up to 128GB. Both Wi-Fi and LTE versions will be available at major retailers in the UAE for AED 1,599 (8.0-inch version) and AED 1,999 (9.7-inch version) and for AED 1,799 (8.0-inch version) and AED 2,199 (9.7-inch version) respectively.

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