Samsung on Wednesday launched its Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE model in India, priced at Rs. 39,400. The voice-calling tablet will go on sale from Wednesday in retail outlets across the country available in Gold, Black, and White colour variants. The company is calling the offering the world's slimmest tablet, with a 5.6mm thickness, and had first launched it globally in July.
Samsung has teamed up with Airtel to offer free 2GB of 4G Internet data per month for two months for the tablet owners. In addition, the Samsung tablets as per the company would come preloaded with Galaxy Gifts worth over Rs. 31,000. Select apps are also free to download for the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 users for a limited time.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE supports both LTE bands in India (1800MHz Band 3 and 2300MHz Band 40). The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and features a 9.7-inch QXGA (2048x1536 pixels) resolution Super Amoled display. The tablet is powered by company's own octa-core Exynos 5433 processor (four cores with 1.9GHz + four cores with 1.3GHz) clubbed with 3GB RAM.
The Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE features an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The 32GB inbuilt storage of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE can also be expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB). Other connectivity options included are 2G/ 3G, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, GPS, GLONASS and Micro-USB. Sensors featured are accelerometer, fingerprint scanner, gyroscope, compass, hall sensor, and RGB sensor. The tablet measures 169x237.3x5.6mm, weighs 392 grams and is backed by a 5870mAh battery rated to deliver up to 12 hours of talk time.
Samsung states that owners of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE, besides getting access to the Microsoft Office Suite, also get 100GB of free cloud storage with OneDrive for two years. Accessories including the Book cover keyboard and book cover will also be available for purchase soon. The tablet sports the company's recently announced feature - SideSync.
"The Galaxy Tab S2 is the world's slimmest tablet. The Galaxy Tab S2 combines features that enhance productivity and usability for a complete user experience powered by 4G data connectivity and speed. We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most complete personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere," said Manu Sharma, Director Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics. "Given our commitment to the Indian market, the Galaxy Tab S2 is another contribution of Samsung to the Make in India campaign. This product will be made in India and made for India", he added.