Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, 9.7 Updated With Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 & Latest Marshmallow OS

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, 9.7 Updated With Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 & Latest Marshmallow OS
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Speculations have been running wild since the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 last got an update. The South Korean company finally refreshed the Galaxy Tab S2 variants, Tab S2 9.7 and 8.0, with S652 chipsets. This, however, is a clear indication that there could be a Tab S3 in near future.


After waiting for almost a year after the release of the Tab S2 last July (also read this), we now have refreshed versions of the Tab S2, which are available for purchase only in Germany with prices ranging between $513 and $627. The prices will vary depending upon the availability of LTE network and the size of screen, 8-inch or 9-inch version.

For quite some time, the rumors have been that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 would not be getting a full-on upgrade. Now, we have a reason to rejoice since GSM Arena confirmed that the twin versions of the Galaxy Tab S2 will launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and upgrades.

For the most part, the updated Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and 9.7 do not show many changes. The screen resolution remains the same at 2048×1536 pixels on Super AMOLED screens. The rear camera is 8MP and the front snapper is 2.1MP with 3GB of RAM along with a fingerprint sensor, 32GB internal storage space and a microSD card slot for expandable memory.

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The only difference that you will find is in the operating system and the processor that have been improvised. After the upgrade, both versions of the Tab S2 are now hipped by 64-bit octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor in lieu of Exynos 5433 chipset that was used earlier.

It can, therefore, be concluded that the refreshed versions are more powerful and capable of manifesting better performance than before. However, there might still be a few glitches with game performance, although, that won’t be much of a threat to your experience, reports Digital Trends.

Also Read: Galaxy Tab S2 Vs Apple iPad Air 2- Make an Ideal Purchase

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