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Samsung will reportedly use a metal frame in the Galaxy Tab S2
If all the rumors prove true, we can expect Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on March 1st at the company’s Unpacked event. Today we’re finally getting a break from the Galaxy S6 rumors, this time focusing on the company’s tablet lineup. In a report from SamMobile, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 will allegedly feature a metal frame, and will be significantly thinner than the Tab S, and more specifically, thinner than the Apple iPad Air 2. The Galaxy Tab S is only 6.6mm thin, while the iPad Air 2 is 6.1mm thin. The report doesn’t state whether the Tab S2 will be significantly thinner than 6.1mm. We couldn’t imagine Samsung shrinking it down too much more, or else the company many need to make some big sacrifices when it comes to internals.
The second, and less surprising, rumor in the report is Samsung’s decision to build the Tab S2 with a metal frame. Multiple rumors have surfaced regarding Samsung’s decision to build the Galaxy S6 with a metal chassis. Plus, we’ve heard for months that the company has a ‘Project Zero‘ mentality, with hopes to start from scratch and bring more premium materials to their devices, so this rumor isn’t all that surprising.
The report also mentions that the Galaxy Tab S2 will be available in 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch variants, both with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The current Galaxy Tab S comes in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch versions, so we can expect to see a slight variation in screen size with these newer models.
No timeframe is mentioned about the release of the Tab S2, but we’ll keep you updated if we hear anything.