In a Galaxy Far Far Away…

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2010 doesn’t seem like a long time ago, but when it comes to tech you might as well be talking about Druids instead of Droids. When this decade began, Samsung released a device that was intended to be a mercenary whose target was the all mighty iPad. Finally, after five years, they have their scope zoned in on the target and are about to pull the trigger.

Announced last month and will be released on September 3rd, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is one of the first uber premium Android tablets and the most powerful to date. However, we’re pretty bummed that it will be running on Lollipop instead of the brand-spanking-new Marshmallow. From a quick glance, you can tell that Samsung has upped their tablet game to the next level and beyond.  Available in two sizes (9.7 and 8.0 inches), the S2 features 32 GB of storage with the ability to add microSD cards up to  (There will also be a 64GB Wifi only Best Buy exclusive version) and will feature Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX 5.0 and will also have available SideSync which allows users to mirror their Samsung smartphones and TVs. Weighing in at a feather-light 9.4 oz and 13.8 oz for the larger model, the  S2 Tab is also the slimmest  tablet that Samsung has ever created at a razor- thin at 5.6 mm all using a metal frame. We haven’t gotten our hands on one yet, but our techs are certainly up to the challenges that this tablet might give us when one needs a repair.

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Image via: Samsung

Since the release of the first Galaxy Tab almost 5 years ago, a lot has changed regarding tablets. Now that smartphones are getting larger and more people are using phablets is there really a need for a standalone tablet that starts at $399 and tops out $549.99 for the 9.7 inch with LTE?

 

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