The Galaxy Tab S2, the second device in Samsung’s Super AMOLED-toting tablet lineup, has been quietly upgraded with faster hardware and a newer version of Android. Both the 8.0 and 9.7-inch variants of the Tab S2 have received the upgrade – they are now powered by the new Snapdragon 652 SoC instead of the Exynos 5433.
The software is now Android 6.0.1 out of the box, which is yet to make its way to the original Galaxy Tab S2 through a software update. Other specs and the design remain the same – both screen variants have display resolutions of 2048×1536 pixels, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a fingerprint sensor. The 9.7-inch model has Wi-Fi and cellular variants, while the upgraded Galaxy Tab S 8.0 is only available as an LTE-capable device.
Pricing is set at €479 for the 8-inch Tab S2, €449 for the Wi-Fi Tab S2 9.7, and €549 for the 4G model of the larger tablet. Both are available from German retailer Cyberport.de; there is no word on whether the upgraded Tab S2 will make its way to other markets, though Samsung will hopefully let us know whenever it makes them available outside Germany.