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Galaxy Tab S2 renders show likely new design

by Jacob Kleinman | May 12, 2015May 12, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

Earlier this week we got a first look at the Galaxy Tab S2 thanks to Twitter tipster @OnLeaks (AKA Steve Hemmerstoffer). Now the French tech blogger is back with two new images of the device and a handful of fresh details.

Before we go any further, we’ll note that these are just renders created by an independent team based on leaked information. Hemmerstoffer, who has a solid track record leaking new gadgets, says the info is trustworthy. Still, we’d treat these rumors with a grain of salt until actual photos of the device start to surface.

Moving on, the Galaxy Tab S2 appears to sport a microSD slot for adding extra storage alongside its SIM slot. It also features a new design that takes some inspiration from the Galaxy S6. Specifically around the edges, which look more machined than they did on the original Galaxy Tab S. As for specs, the upcoming high-end tablet is expected to pack an octa-core Exynos processor, 3GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of built-in storage and run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out of the box.

Based on earlier leaks, we’re expecting the Galaxy Tab S2 to come in 9.7-inch and 8-inch variants. The device should also be significantly slimmer than last year’s model, coming in at between 5.5 and 5.9mm thick.

With tablet sales dropping across the board Samsung may have trouble convincing anyone to pick up a pricey new Android slate. Still, we’re excited to see how the company can improve on what was already a very impressive first-generation product.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...