Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Samsung’s high end Android tablet for the fall of 2015. The tablet is impressively thin at 5.6mm and light at 13.7 oz. (389g). The S2 tablet is available in 9.7 and 8 inch sizes and we look at the 9.7” model. It has a really lovely and sharp 9.7” Super AMOLED display with extremely high color gamut and high brightness. It has a 4:3 aspect ratio and a resolution of a2048 x 1536 like the iPad Air 2 with which it competes. That makes it great for web browsing, reading, word processing and gaming, but you’ll see black bars on widescreen movies and TV shows.
The tablet runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on the 1.9GHz Exynos 5433 Octa-core 64 bit CPU with 3 gigs of RAM and your choice of 32 or 64 gigs of internal storage. It has a microSD card slot, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and a GPS. Carriers will offer variants that also have LTE 4G. The 9.7 is $499 and the 8 inch is $399.