Samsung has launched two Galaxy Tab S2 tablets, their thinnest and lightest yet. Having a thickness of only 0.22″ , and weighing in at 389 grams and 265 grams, the 9.7″ and 8″ tablets are more portable than a hardcover notebook.
They are equipped with Super AMOLED displays (which likely helped Samsung slim the design), but their resolution is now 2,048 x 1,536, a considerable step down from their larger predecessors. As for their performance: The Galaxy Tab S2 tablets are equipped with octa-core processors which are 1.9GHZ and 1.3 GHZ respectively, the typical 32 and 64GB storage options, and 3 GB of RAM.
I wouldn’t worry much about the storage options because both of the Galaxy Tab S2 devices are equipped with microSD card slots, which enable you to dramatically increase your storage capacity. I recommend that you opt for tablets with microSD card slots so that you won’t have to go out and buy another tablet just because yours don’t have enough storage. Most SD cards cost less than $10 USD.
As for battery life, Samsung stated their battery capacity. This isn’t going to help you determine their runtime, because the tablets’ power consumption has a significant effect on that. If you would still like to know, the battery capacity of the 9.7″ Samsung Galaxy S2 is 5,870 mAh, and the capacity of the 8″ version is 4,000 mAh.