Last year Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S line of premium tablets with high-res Super AMOLED displays and other premium specs.
Now it looks like the company could be getting ready to launch updated models. Several leaks suggest Samsung Galaxy S2 tablets are on the way.
The first leak pretty muc confirms that there’s something called the Galaxy Tab S2 in the works. As SamMobile reports, an update to one of the Hancom Office apps that ships with Samsung devices includes a “what’s new” section that mentions support for the Galaxy Tab S2.
Meanwhile @OnLeaks has posted a purported image of a 9.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 on Twitter.
All other details are just rumors at this point, but SamMobile’s sources say the Tab S2 will come in two sizes. One model will have an 8 inch screen while the other will have a 9.7 inch display. Both will have 3GB of RAM and 802.11ac WiFi (just like last year’s models), and 8MP rear and 2.1MP front-facing cameras (just like last year’s models).
So what’s new? It sounds like this year’s smaller model will have an 8 inch screen instead of an 8.4 inch display and the larger model will have a 9.7 inch screen rather than 10.5 inches. Both Galaxy Tab S2 models are expected to feature a the latest Samsung Exynos 64-bit processor and 2048 x 1536 pixel displays (rather than the 2560 x 1600 pixel screens used in last year’s models). That means the Galaxy Tab S2 lineup would have screens with 4:3 aspect ratios rather than 16:10.
That should make the new tablets a lot more powerful than Samsung’s other new tablets: the Samsung Galaxy Tab A series.