Samsung’s new Tab S2 pill is thinner and lighter than its key rival, the Apple iPad Air 2, and now it’s prepared to interact in battle within the U.S. market. On Wednesday, Samsung introduced pricing and availability for the 9.7-inch and 8.zero-inch tablets.
Preorders for the brand new slabs begins right now, with arrival set for September 3. The bigger Tab S2 will begin at $499.ninety nine for the 32 GB mannequin (Wi-Fi solely) and the 8-inch pill will listing for $399.ninety nine. Each are available black, white and gold. Samsung will even promote Wi-Fi and LTE variations by means of, AT&T, Dash, US Mobile, T-Cellular and Verizon, which could be the just one with the white mannequin. Every contains a microSD slot to improve storage.
Samsung unveiled the brand new pill fashions earlier this summer time. Each have been notable for his or her weight: 9.4 ounces for the 8-inch gadget and thirteen.8 for the 9.7-inch, which is a few ounces lighter than the iPad Air 2. Each tablets are 5.6 mm thick. The iPad Air 2 is, against this 6.1 mm.
Every pill has an octa-core CPU and will run Android 5.zero (Lollipop). No phrase on if they may mechanically get up to date to Marshmallow (Android 6.zero) when it turns into out there.
The brand new Samsung units function, primarily, the very same cameras: an 8 megapixel digital camera on the again and 5 megapixel digital camera on the entrance-dealing with. They will document HD video and the Tremendous AMOLED 2048×1536 screens can, in line with Samsung, play again Extremely HD content material.