Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Will Be Thinner Than iPad Air 2
Last week we told you that Samsung is allegedly busy working on a couple of successors for last year's Galaxy Tab S line of tablets with Super AMOLED touchscreens.
We should expect the new Tab S tablets to come in 8-inch and 9.7-inch options. Those are different screen size measurements compared to their predecessors, which are offered in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch versions. The change has to do with Samsung using 4:3 aspect ratios for the Tab S2's displays, just like Apple always has, and like Google has with its Nexus 9 tablet.
We'd heard about another duo of upcoming Samsung tablets with 4:3 aspect ratios, the Galaxy Tab A and A Plus. So now it seems that those weren't just a test case for the new aspect ratio - Samsung has already decided to use it for more devices. The aspect ratio will change, the Tab S2 line will sport different resolutions compared to the original Tab S units. Exactly what those will be is unknown at this point.
According to the same rumor, is that both the Tab S2 8.0 and the Tab S2 9.7 will be thinner than the Apple iPad Air 2. That device's thickness comes in at just 6.1mm. Furthermore, the new tablets will employ metal frames, in order to make them have a premium feel.