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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Specs & Price

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The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is the smaller variant of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, with which it shares several things in common. It shows off the same stunning ultra-thin design and packs in similar memory, camera configuration and an octa-core processor.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Key Specs & Features

  • 8.0-inch Super AMOLED Display, 2048 x 1536 pixels (320ppi)
  • Octa-core Processor with 3GB RAM
  • Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop)
  • 32GB or 64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 128GB
  • 8MP Rear Camera and 2.1MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (Optional)
  • 4000mAh Li-ion Battery
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Design and Display

While Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 appears designed to rival Apple’s iPad Air 2, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 seems intended to battle it out with the iPad Mini 3. The tablet is thinner than the already super-thin iPad Air 2 (6.1mm) and iPad Mini 3 (7.5mm) at just 5.6mm like its brother.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is probably one of the lightest slates of this size from its Korean maker. The tablet’s display comes in slightly larger than that of the iPad Mini 3 at 8 inches, compared to the other’s 7.9 inches.

The touchscreen is based on Samsung awesome Super AMOLED display technology and boasts a stunning resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels offering impressive clarity.

Camera and Storage

Like the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 crams in an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The main camera has autofocus, face detection and Geo-tagging features, amongst others, and is capable of recording 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) videos.

The tablet is available in both 32GB and 64GB versions – ample memory you’d say. You will be able to add up to 128 GB more storage using a microSD card, if you so require.

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Power and Performance

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is obviously designed to serve out awesome performance to users with an octa-core processor hard at work under the hood. Responsiveness is enhanced with ample RAM of 3 GB capacity while a Mali-T760 MP6 GPU takes care of graphics.

The tablet runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, which will very likely be upgradeable to the latest 5.1 version. The OS is overlaid with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface.

The tablet comes with a fingerprint scanner built into the home button. It packs a large battery of 4000mAh capacity. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 will be available in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + LTE variants.

Pricing & Availability

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 tablet is not currently available in Nigeria. We currently have no information on pricing or availability for Nigeria. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 price in Nigeria should range from N80,000 to N180,000 depending on the screen size and other configurations.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Tablet:

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General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), TouchWiz
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor, 1.3GHz quad-core & 1.9GHz quad-core
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Colours: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
  • Dimension: 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm
  • Weight: 265 g (Wi-Fi), 272 g (LTE)
  • SIM Type: Micro SIM (3G & LTE Models)
  • SIM Count: Single-SIM

Display

  • Display: 8.0-inch Super AMOLED Touchscreen, 2048 x 1536 pixels (320ppi)
  • Screen Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2.1 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB or 64GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: 700/ 800/ 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2600MHz (LTE Model)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 5.76 Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps (LTE Model)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes (3G or LTE models)
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Traditional Voice Calls: Yes (3G & LTE models)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Digital TV: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 4000 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non-removable)
  • Internet Use Time:
  • Music Playback: up to 74 hours

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: February 24th, 2017

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