Samsung unveiled a new line of premium Android tablets in July, and now they’re just about ready to go on sale.

You’ll be able to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 in the United States starting September 3rd… but you’ll need to pony up $400 or more because the Galaxy Tab S2 is one of the most expensive Android tablets on the market at the moment.

That’s not to say the tablets aren’t worth the price. It’s just that are generally used to paying lower-than-iPad prices for Android tablets.

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The Galaxy Tab S2 comes in two sizes: there’s a model with a 8 inch screen and a another with a 9.7 inch display. Both features 2048 x 1536 pixel Super AMOLED displays, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and an octa-core processor.

They have 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, fingerprint scanners, 8MP rear cameras and 2.1MP front cameras and run Android 5.0 Lollipop software.

The larger model has a 5870 mAh battery and weighs about 14 ounces, while the 8 inch version has a 4,000 mAh battery and weighs about 9.3 ounces. They’re both just 0.22 inches (5.6mm) thick.

Samsung will charge $400 for the 8 inch, WiFi-only model, and $500 for the 9.7 inch WiFI-only model. There will also be 4G LTE-capable versions available from AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular.

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3 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 launches September 3rd for $400 and up”

  1. I was considering this. But am leaning more towards the Asus ZenPad S 8 instead. There’s a version out already that is a bit lower spec’d for $200 and a higher spec model that is supposed to be out any time now for $300. Seems like a much better deal.

  2. Samsung seems to be making pretty conservative devices – not adding real features people need. I look at their 8″ tablet with a 4000mAh battery and compare it to Huawei’s MediaPad X2 (7″, 16:10, phablet) which has a 5000mAh battery (plus built-in battery monitoring software).

    Not saying the Huawei is better but they have a “hook” (probably the best battery life). Samsung is following the trend for 8″ devices but it’s 7″ at 16:10 that hits the limit of back-pocket portability. Bigger than 7″ and it becomes a straight-up handheld competing with less portable tablets (bag required). One nice feature of the Samsung 8″ is the weight. Impressed that they managed it down to 9.3 oz. Ad a phablet/small tablet user, every ounce matters when holding for long periods.

  3. meh, too little detail.

    Except that it’ll have Amoled screens with burn-in effect after a year.

    And no mention of pen or digitizer or any other thing making it worth the price.

    LTE is gonna be another $100 on top. I think not.

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