has been king of the hill in the premium tablet segment ever since the original iPad launched back in 2010. We've seen some decent attempts from
the Android camp over the years, but none have managed to create that
"must-have" craze Apple has so successfully been able to achieve. Samsung wishes to
change this with its newly launched Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
tablet. This is the successor to the Galaxy Tab S, which the company
launched last year.
In India, Samsung has decided to test the waters first by launching only a single model from the new Galaxy Tab S2 series - the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE. At Rs 39,400, the tablet goes up against the HTC Google Nexus 9 and the Apple iPad Air 2. So, has Samsung made a product compelling enough for you to choose it over the obvious choice? Let's find out.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE is currently the slimmest and lightest premium tablet in the market, trumping even the Apple iPad Air 2. Samsung has ditched the plastic body for a hybrid of metal and plastic, which gives it a sturdier build and more premium look. The display is among the best, producing rich colours and sharp text. It’s LTE capable and you even get the option to make voice calls. The octa-core processor delivers good all-round performance for apps and games. At Rs 39,400, it’s also slightly less expensive than the equivalent Google Nexus 9 or Apple iPad Air 2. A few things to note however are the slightly awkward placement of the stereo speakers and the fact that the display lacks any form of scratch protection.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T819YZDEINS Tablet (32GB, 9.7 Inches, WI-FI, Gold)||₹ 27,999|
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE price in India starts from ₹ 27,999. The lowest price of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE is ₹ 27,999 at Flipkart on 10th August 2022.
|Model||Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE|
|Price in India||₹27,999|
|Release date||July 2015|
|Dimensions (mm)||237.30 x 169.00 x 5.60|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5870|
|Colours||Black, White, Gold|
|Screen size (inches)||9.70|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||264|
|Processor make||Samsung Exynos 5433|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Operating system||Android 5.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/ac|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|