It’s only been days since rumours of successors to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S line-up showed up on the Internet. And now, more leaks have surfaced, filling in the gaps of what was unknown.
SamMobile has revealed that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 tablets will model a thinner frame than the iPad Air 2, which measures just 6.1mm. It wasn’t revealed how thin these tabs will be though. Along with this, specs of their sizes were leaked.
Initially, word was out that the second-generation versions of the 8.4in and 10.5in Galaxy Tab S tablets won’t be a huge revamp from their predecessors, leading us to believe that the units will remain at those measurements.
But now, rumours indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablets will come in 8in and 9.7in options instead. It is somewhat a radical difference, especially for the 10.5in unit to be downsized to 9.7in, but sources claim the change is a result of Samsung’s interest in using 4:3 aspect ratios on the unofficial Tab S2's displays.
If this were the case, it would put the devices alongside Apple’s offerings and Google, for its Nexus 9 tablet (they all make use of 4:3 aspect ratios).
As a result of this aspect ratio difference, it’s said that the Tab S2 range will boast different resolutions as compared to their predecessors. But again, no specifics were identified – although that might change in the coming weeks/months, when more information about the purported devices leaks.
In addition, the new tablets are claimed to have metal frames to add on to their premium feel. Obviously, as you can tell, little is known at this point but we’re hopeful more will be unraveled soon.
[Source: GSM Arena]
More details surface
UPDATED 25/02/15: More details of the purported 9.7in Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 have made their way online, reinforcing what we know thus far and providing us with more information.
According to sources, this 9.7in unit will have a metal frame, and measure 237.1 x 168.8 x 5.4 mm. As for it's weight, it's rumored to weigh 407g, making it lighter and smaller than the iPad Air 2.
In addition, it might sport a touchscreen with 2048 x 1536 resolution (just like the more recent iPads and the Nexus 9), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, an 8MP rear snapper, and a 2MP front camera. For now, it's said to be running on Android 5.0.2, although that might change depending on its launch date and is powered by a Samsung Exynos chipset.
Now, we're just hoping for some spyshots of the device...
[Source: GSM Arena]