Sep 3rd, 2015

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Announced all the way back in July, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is now officially available to purchase. Coming in two sizes, Samsung’s latest premium tablet will set you back a cool $500 for the 9.7-inch model, or $400 for the 8-inch. Love it or hate it, they sport that 4:3 aspect ratio we’ve been seeing more and more of in Android tablets. Here’s a full hardware rundown:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 specs

  • 2048 x 1536 resolution SAMOLED display
  • Octacore processor (1.9GHz quad + 1.3GHz quad)
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage with micro SD card slot
  • 3GB RAM
  • 8MP rear/ 2MP front facing cameras
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, GLONASS, Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor
  • LTE : 700/ 800/ 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2600
    3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
    2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900
  • 5,870mAh battery (9.7-inch), 4,000mAh battery (8-inch)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

 

Also joining in on the Galaxy Tab S2’s release is Barnes & Noble. It wasn’t too long ago B&N partnered up with Samsung to sell a few of their tablets under their Nook brand. The Tab S2 is no different, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook officially hitting Barnes & Noble locations today.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook landscape

This special Nook variant comes with a few pre-loaded Nook apps and offers 3 free books (from a selection of 20), 3 free magazines, and a $5 credit. It’s still priced the same at $400 for the 8-inch model, but those with B&N customers can get a whopping 10%-off with their membership. Hey, it’s better than nothing.

You can find the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 at carrier stores like T-Mobile and Verizon starting today, along with the usual suspects: Best Buy, and Amazon.

Buy on Amazon: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch, 32GB) $500 | Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch, 32GB) $400