Sep 28, 2015 06:00 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 US Release Date, Price & Review: Thinnest, Lightest Android Tablet Not That Affordable?

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 comes in two variants — 8-inch and 9-inch really thin and lightweight tablets. Considering the specs and features of these Android devices, are they really worth the money would-be users are to spend in having them?

The South Korean tech company is really pushing the boundaries when it comes to creating skinny tablets that still pack a number of features.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablets are retailing between $400 for the 8-inch variant and $500 for the 9-inch variant and as per Gizmodo, the tablets were made without unnecessary gimmicks. Instead, the South Korean brand just focused on creating very light and very thin tablets that come with hardware already present in the market.

The Tab S2 — both models — is noticeably sporting Galaxy Not 4's Exynos 5433 quad-core CPU and the resolution of the screen is the same 2048 x 1536 display found in its predecessor.

Instead of having a larger version that has a 16:10 aspect ratio, both Android tablet versions now have a 4:3 aspect ratio. With this change is the software tweak that allows for the landscape viewing of the TouchWiz UI when the tablet is held horizontally.

Speaking of software, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2's software is Android Lollipop 5.1 with TouchWiz overlay. CNET even noted that with the UI of the tablets does not stray from what other Samsung devices have, except for the absence of Samsung's Magazine feature.

The Android tablets are reportedly retailing in 32GB and 64GB variants, but only the former is available in the market as of late. For heavy users of apps and games and hoarders of photos and videos, there is an expansion slot that can support up to 128GB micro SD card.

Interestingly, Tech Times has learned late last week that the 8.0 Tab S2 is already available on eBay for a discounted price of $349.99.

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