Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 release date: new tablet PC coming to Hong Kong August 4, South Korea August 11


Samsung’s second generation tablet PC is coming to South Korean markets this August, and pre-orders have already started.

According to GSM Arena, Samsung will reportedly release both the 8-inch and 9.7-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab S2 to South Korean markets on August 11. The 8-inch device will be priced at 599,000 Korean won or roughly $515, and the 9.7-inch Tab S2 will allegedly carry a price tag of 719,000 Korean won or $617.

GSM Arena said that a keyboard case can either be bought separately or bundled with the larger variant of the Tab S2. The bundle will cost a total of 799,000 Korean won or $685, the report said.

The Korea Herald added that Samsung has already begun receiving pre-orders for the Galaxy Tab S2. On the other hand, Phone Arena revealed that the tablet PC will also go on sale in Hong Kong on August 4.

The new tablet PC from the South Korean tech giant boasts of premium features.

The website PC Advisor has claimed that the Tab S2 will have an 8-megapixel main camera, complemented by a 2.1-megapixel self-portrait shooter up front. Storage is significant for the Tab S2, as it will be offered in either 32GB or 64GB versions. Powered by Samsung’s Exynos 5433 processor, the tablet PC will have 3GB of RAM to ensure its seamless performance.

The Galaxy Tab S2 will run on Android 5.0, Lollipop, the Venture Capital Post added, and will have battery capacities of 5,870 mAh and 4,000 mAh for the 9.7-inch and 8-inch models, respectively.

The Korea Herald noted that the tablet PCs will also be pre-loaded with Microsoft Office software so that they can be used for work as well, and will support both Wi-Fi and LTE-A connectivity.

Samsung apparently has high hopes for the Galaxy Tab S2’s performance in market, especially against its biggest rival, Apple.

“We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most complete personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere,” JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung, said of the device in GSM Arena’s article.