Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launch

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 premium tablet debuts in Malaysia

Samsung has debuted the Galaxy Tab S2 in Malaysia, the latest of its premium tablet series. With a sleek metal frame finish, it is the slimmest and lightest tablet in its class. The new tablet comes in svelte 8-inch and 9.7-inch size options, packing style and performance in a stylish package.

Designed to be a workhorse and entertainment companion on the go, the Galaxy Tab S2 comes fully pre-loaded with Microsoft Office and 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for two years. Additionally, the 9.7-inch version is compatible with the advanced Book Cover Keyboard (sold separately) that gives you the convenience of a standard PC keyboard, with a built-in trackpad.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launch

The design is reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy A series, with a premium fit and finish.

The Galaxy Tab S2 is ultra thin at just 5.6mm and weighs 392g (9.7-inch) and 272g (8-inch). The brilliant Super AMOLED display tops at 264/320PPI with a ratio perfect for consumption of digital content including e-books, webpages and newsfeeds.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launch

The Super AMOLED display delivers 94% of natural tones and true-to-life colours (Adobe RGB gamut).

The new tablet is powered by Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos processor (quad 1.9GHZ + quad 1.3GHz) with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. There’s microSD expansion, up to 128GB.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launch
The new Galaxy Tab S2 compared to the previous Tab S
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launch
The new Galaxy Tab S2 compared to the previous Tab S

Both devices have identical 8MP autofocus f/1.9 main camera and 2.1MP front unit. Connectivity options include WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), WiFi Direct and Bluetooth 4.1 BLE. The tablet supports 4G LTE and takes a nano-SIM.

Despite its thin profile, Samsung has integrated a considerably big battery in both devices – 5,870mAh (9.7-inch) and 4,000mAh (8-inch).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launch

Business users will appreciate the touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner for quick, secure authentication. A built-in advanced security sensor gives you easy access to your personal data with a simple press of the Home key. For added protection, there’s pre-installed anti-malware in the device.

Multitasking through the familiar Pop-Up Window feature lets you be productive on the move.

It’s not all about work and productivity though. The Galaxy Tab S2 is also made for entertainment. Samsung has pre-loaded iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading video streaming service and Samsung Milk Music, a digital music streaming service designed for Samsung users.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launch

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launch

For a limited time, Samsung is throwing in a year’s worth of iflix subscription with every purchase of the Galaxy Tab S2. iflix has over 11,000 hours of Western, Korean and Chinese movie and TV series for ultimate binge-watching.

Milk Music is free to use, but also offers a Premium version that costs RM9.99 per month. The service offers more than 150 genre-based and curated stations with a unique digital dial design.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launch

Pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is priced at RM1,699 (8-inch) and RM1,999 (9.7-inch). It will be available in the market starting from 14 August, in Gold, White and Black colour.

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