Samsung Galaxy Tab S vs Galaxy Tab S2 comparison: new model has shorter battery life and lower display resolution

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Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy Tab S2 tablet, so it’s time to compare the Korean tech giant’s newest tablet with its predecessor.

According to CIO Today, the Galaxy Tab S2 will be fitted with a Super AMOLED display that has a resolution of 2,048×1536 pixels. It also reportedly features a deeper contrast and more realistic colors than its predecessor.

CIO Today said that its pre-loaded operating system is the Android 5.0 Lollipop. Under the body, one can find an unspecified Octacore processor and 3 GB RAM. It will also be equipped with a rear camera with 8 megapixels of resolution, and a front shooter of 2.1 megapixels. The Tab S2 will be juiced up with a 5,870 mAh battery powering the device, the article said.

IT News Africa added that the Tab S2 will have Microsoft Office Solutions pre-installed, and users will be able to access 100GB of cloud storage space for free via OneDrive for two years.

The African news site also said that the Tab S2 will be offered in 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch versions. Users can also choose between Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi plus LTE variants, as well as storage space of 32 or 64GB.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S offers in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch versions, with Super AMOLED display with 2560×1600 WXQGA resolution, higher than the Tab S2. It also has 3GB of RAM, and internal storage options for 16GB and 32GB, expandable up to 128GB through microSD slots. Like its successor, the Tab S has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front shooter.

In terms of connectivity, the older tablet has Wi-Fi only and LTE variants. The LTE models are capable of 3G and 2G connectivity.

The Tab S also has a slightly larger battery capacity than the Tab S2, at 7,900 mAh. The tablet is powered by Android 4.4 Kitkat, the predecessor to Lollipop.

As for processors, buyers can choose between a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or an Exynos 5 Octa 5420, GSM Arena said.