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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 with Snapdragon 652 spotted online

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablet gets updated with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 got both updated, and these refreshed variants are already up for pre-order in Germany.

Samsung launched the high-end Galaxy Tab S2 Android slates back in July 2015, and now refreshed versions of the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 are already up for sale in Germany. The design and dimensions are the same as before, but the Samsung Exynos 5433 SoC gets replaced by a Qualcomm chip, while the Android version preloaded on the slates is the latest one currently available, namely 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The refreshed tablets were spotted on Cyberport.de, from where they can be acquired starting at roughly $510 USD. The upgrade, however, comes with a good part and a bad one. While the new 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm chip used, namely the Snapdragon 652, offers better CPU performance, its graphics performance is slightly weaker when compared to the Exynos 5433 SoC.

Leaving aside the updated Android version and the new processor, we find that the other features remain the same - Super AMOLED display with 2,048X1,536 pixels, 2.1 MP front camera and 8 MP main image shooter with QHD video recording capabilities, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, fingerprint sensor, and more.

Unfortunately, the new Galaxy Tab S2 slates are only available in Germany for now, but more markets should follow soon. We will get back to it as soon as it reaches the United States, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-13 (Update: 2016-04-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.