The world’s thinnest tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, has arrived in Kenya

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  • Posted: September 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Device manufacturers are still competing year in year out on who will carry the crown of making the thinnest phones/tablets, and as today Samsung wears this crown for its Samsung Galaxy A5 phone and now for the thinnest tablet yet and iPad copy cat, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. Just two weeks after the 4:3 aspect ratio tablet was unveiled globally, Samsung has graced Kenya with the launch of the device.

Other than the fact that the tablet is thin and light, making it easier to carry around, the 4:3 recreates the same viewing experience of browsing through traditional print media, making it comfortable to read digital content such as e-books, magazines, webpages and newsfeeds. This reading-optimized ratio allows the user to enjoy a seamless reading experience without unnecessary scrolling. According to a statement from Samsung, “the Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy Tab S2 delivers 94% of natural tones to show true-to-life Adobe RGB color standard”.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 also has a new display technology that Samsung calls Adaptive Display. Adaptive Display intelligently adjusts gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application, the color temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Also, Reading Mode modifies the screen’s brightness level to allow users to read content for longer periods of time without straining their eyes.

The thinnest tablet yet comes in two screen variants – an 8 inches version and a 9.7 inches version – the choice of which will largely depend on customer’s taste. Both versions are powered by octacore (Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz) 64 bit processors with 3 GB of RAM suitable for seamless multitasking. The beauty of the tablets is that they are also powered by large batteries capable of giving heavy users more than 16 hours of daily use and average users can achieve up to 48 hours of use. The batteries have a capacity of storing up to 400o mAh worth of electric energy.

With this device, Samsung has decided to partner with Microsoft whereby Microsoft Applications including Microsoft Office Solutions such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel, One Note, and Skype are preinstalled. The Microsoft partnership also provides the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 owner a 100 GB of OneDrive storage free for two years.

“The Galaxy Tab S2 is not only the slimmest and lightest tablet on the market, it also gives users quick, easy access to a wealth of superior multimedia and productivity features,” said Robert Ngeru, Vice President, Samsung Electronics East Africa. “We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most versatile 4G ready personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere.” he added.

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch Product Specifications

 

Network LTE : 700/ 800/ 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2600

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

AP Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz, 64 bit Octacore application processor

 

Display 9.7” 2048×1536(QXGA) Super AMOLED
OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 8MP AF(rear), 2.1MP(front)
Video H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Recording: QHD(2560×1440)@30fps

Playback: UHD(3840×2160)@30fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Google Mobile Service Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Story, Play Movies, Play Music, Drive, Photos
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.1 BLE
GPS GPS, GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor
Memory 3GB(RAM) + 32GB internal memory

microSD up to 128GB

Dimension / Weight 169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm, 392g(LTE)
Battery 5,870mAh

 

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch Product Specifications

 

Network LTE : 700/ 800/ 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2600

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

AP Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz, 64 bit Octacore application processor
Display 8.0” 2048×1536(QXGA) Super AMOLED
OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 8MP AF(rear), 2.1MP(front)
Video H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Recording: QHD (2560×1440) @30 fps

Playback: UHD (3840×2160) @ 30fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Google Mobile Service Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Story, Play Movies, Play Music, Drive, Photos
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct,Bluetooth®4.1 BLE
GPS GPS, GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor
Memory 3GB (RAM) + 64GB internal memory

microSD up to 128GB

Dimension / Weight 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6mm, 272g(LTE)
Battery 4,000mAh
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