Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8” (2016) (SIM Free/UK)
Samsung, the market leader in premium Android tablets, has introduced the Galaxy Tab S2 which is super lightweight and stylish.
Available in this versatile 8" display or a larger 9.7 inch model, the Tab S2 has been redesigned for 2016 with a faster processor and updated Android software.
With a wafer thin 5.6mm design, the Tab S2 can be easily carried all day and blends into any evironment - at work or at home.
SIM Free /Unlocked UK Stock
Clove Technology provide genuine Samsung stock, sourced from the official UK supply chain.
Both the LTE/Cellular version and Wi-Fi only model are on offer. The Cellular Tab S2 8” (2016) is delivered SIM Free/Unlocked for use on all UK and European networks.
If purchasing an LTE enabled version for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description*
Reasons to buy Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8” (2016)
- Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) – improved security and power management
- Stunning Super AMOLED display - perfect for multitasking with Split-Screen Mode
- Integrated fingerprint scanner for extra security with locking or online payments
- Super slim 5.6mm design
- 8MP main camera with auto focus & 2.1 MP video-call camera
- Large 5,870 mAh battery - all day use
- 32GB of internal storage & micro SD support
- Microsoft Office applications pre-installed
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8" (2016) is available in Black, White and Gold. Each model has 32GB of storage & micro SD support.
A choice of Cellular and Wi-Fi Only versions is also available for all colours.
Also sold: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" (2016)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8"
- UK mains adapter
- Micro USB data cable
- SIM / SD card tray pin
Now the most popular provider of top range Android tablets, Samsung's Galaxy Tab range offers several choices. The Tab S2 is premium in every way, providing a choice of screen size, incredibly slim construction, all day battery life and modern hardware features.
Updated for 2016, the new T719N and T713N models feature an update in software to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and a new faster octa-core processor.
The Galaxy Tab S2 has been designed to be incredibly compact. At just 5.6mm thin, the whole casing is effortlessly slim while still feeling robust and well built with high quality materials.
Even with a fairly large 8" screen, the 2016 version of the tablet manages to be light weight too. At only 267 grams for the cellular model and 264 grams for the Wi-Fi only unit (no cellular antennae inside), this is actually lighter than last year's model!
Even with a build that's made to be as small as possible, the Tab S2 is easy to hold and work with. Samsung have employed just the right amount of bezel to the top and bottom to incorporate the cameras and buttons, and give you ample room to hold the device.
Galaxy Tab S2 takes full advantage of Samsung's rich history of developng mobile screens. Super AMOLED technology provides incredibly deep blacks and natural colour contrasts, while also saving on battery life.
The 8” display has a resolution of 2480 x 1536 pixels for super sharp imagery.
Alongside immersive image and video representation, the S2 has also been optimised for reading and work. The 4:3 screen ratio is better suited for displaying large amounts of text and offcie applications.
You benefit from an easily accessible Reading Mode in the quick settings. This drops the screen brightness and optiimses contrast to make text pop, perfect for plowing through e-books or long-form reads on the web.
An upgrade to the 2016 version of the Tab S2 means you can take advantage of new Qualcomm octa-core power. The Snapdragon 652 has a split clock speed of 1.8 / 1.4 GHz for its pair of 4-core processors.
Basic browsing and work is done on the slower cores, with the faster ones kicking in when required for intensive streaming, graphics rendering or video recording.
3GB of RAM assist in multitasking so you can swiftly swap between open apps and run the side-by-side split-screen options to work on two windows at once.
32 GB of internal storage will be plenty fpr most, however if you feel you need more, the Tab S2 supports new micro SD cards up to 256 GB. With Android 6.0, you can also merge this with the internal storage to install apps to the SD.
A large capacity 5,870 mAh battery is sealed into the Tab S2 for all day use. With power saving features built directly into Android 6.0 Marshmallow you will have plenty of running time.
Staying up to date with modern networks, the Galaxy Tab S2 2016 benefits form having dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Be sure to switch up to 5GHz networks if available to avoid congestion in heavily used wireless access points.
If you opt for the Cellular version of the tablet then you can access 4G LTE networks on several global bands for high speed Internet access on the move.
Bluetooth 4.1 is available for all your peripheral needs, with low power supported for constant conections to smartwatches and other fitness related 'always-on' devices.
MHL video out is no longer available on the Tab S2 range. This has now been replaced with open wireless connectivity through Miracast and Google Cast protocols.
For those looking to take photos with their tablet, Samsung have included an 8MP rear-facing camera with autofocus. There is also a standard 2.1MP front-facing camera, ideal for video calls, and selfies so you can easily keep in contact with friends, family and work colleagues.
*Since September 2013, Samsung have implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only have access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
|Version||Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Speed||Octa-core (4x1.9 GHz & 4x1.3 GHz)|
|Make/Model||Samsung Exynos 5433|
|Other||Mali-T760 MP6 GPU|
|Capacity||Up to 256GB|
|Resolution||2048 x 1536 (QXGA) (~320 ppi)|
|Type & Extras||Super AMOLED|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||LTE Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800)|
|Functions||BLE, A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G 5GHz, VHT80 MIMO|
|Power||Micro USB 2.0|
|Video Out||Yes - wireless via Miracast / Google Cast|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume / Home|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Antenna Type||Internal GPS with GLONASS|
|A-GPS||Yes (Cellular version only)|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Formats||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|Formats||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
|Megapixels||8MP with autofocus|
|Type||Non-removable Li-Ion 4,000 mAh|
|Standby Time||Up to 8 hours internet usage (Data or Wi-Fi)|
|Battery Life||Up to 14 hours video playback (locally stored)|
|Dimensions||198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm|
|Weight||267 grams (Cellular) / 264 grams (Wi-Fi only)|
|Software||Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Store, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Drive, Photos|