By Nina Mulamba
Samsung has launched the thinnest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 into the Kenyan Market.
“Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is very slim and ultra-light. It has a thickness of just 5.6mm and weighs only 392 grams. The Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy Tab S2 delivers 94% of natural tones to show true-to-life Adobe RGB color standard,” Samsung said in a statement.
The 8-inch Tab S2 holds a similar size and weight advantage over the iPad mini 3, measuring just 0.22 inches thick and weighing 0.58 pounds compared with the mini 3’s 0.29 inches and 0.73 pounds. This is currently the sleekest, most attractive device Samsung has ever produced. Their clean, flat design gives it a more premium feel than last year’s Galaxy Tab S.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 also has a new display technology that Samsung calls Adaptive Display. Adaptive Display intelligently adjusts gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application, the color temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Also, Reading Mode modifies the screen’s brightness level to allow users to read content for longer periods of time without straining their eyes.
The thinnest tablet yet comes in two screen variants – an 8 inches version and a 9.7 inches version – the choice of which will largely depend on customer’s taste. Both versions are powered by octacore (Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz) 64 bit processors with 3 GB of RAM suitable for seamless multitasking. The beauty of the tablets is that they are also powered by large batteries capable of giving heavy users more than 16 hours of daily use and average users can achieve up to 48 hours of use. The batteries have a capacity of storing up to 400o mAh worth of electric energy.
With this device, Samsung has partnered with Microsoft whereby Microsoft Applications including Microsoft Office Solutions such as Word, Power point, Excel, One Note, and Skype come pre-installed on each device. The Microsoft partnership also provides the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 owner a 100 GB of One Drive storage free for two years.
“The Galaxy Tab S2 is not only the slimmest and lightest tablet on the market, it also gives users quick, easy access to a wealth of superior multimedia and productivity features,” said Robert Ngeru, Vice President, Samsung Electronics East Africa. “We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most versatile 4G ready personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere.” he added.
The tablet has amazing features but the price is quite steep. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is above Sh50,000 making it one of the most expensive tablet in the world.