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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and tab S2 Nook now available in the US
Back in mid-July, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S2, a higher-tier tablet that went on sale in the Asian market almost immediately thereafter. As expected, the tablet has now finally arrived in the US market as well.
The Tab S2 is offered in 8.0 and 9.7-inch configurations, both packing 4:3 ratios and the same octa-core Exynos 5433 processor with 3GB RAM, and other specs include either an 8 or 9.7-inch 2048×1536 SAMOLED display, 32 or 64GB storage, microSD, an 8MP rear, 2.1MP front, and a fingerprint scanner. The 8-inch version packs a 4000 mAh battery, while the larger model has a 5870 mAh battery. Both run on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz on top.
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As you can tell by the specs, this tablet isn’t quite as flagship or premium as you’d find on a high-end Samsung smartphone, though the specs are still fairly reasonable. That said, pricing might be a little too high for some, with the WiFi only version of the tablet costing around $399 for the 8-inch model and $499 for the 9.7-inch. The LTE versions are about $100 more.
For those interested in picking up the tablet, you’ll find the LTE model through T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint. You can pick up the WiFi only 8.0 and 9.7 via Amazon. For those that are fans of the Nook series, the 8-inch version of the tablet is also now available as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook. Pricing and features are the same as the standard Tab S2 8.0, though the Nook edition includes three free ebook from Nook, three free electronic magazines, a $5 starter credit to the Nook store, and a few other Nook-focused goodies.