A few months ago, several reports suggested that Samsung is working on a high-end tablet with dimensions that will make it even thinner than the iPad Air. Dubbed Galaxy Tab S2, the upcoming tablet is touted as the thinnest tablet that Samsung has ever made.
As previously reported by Tech Times, the Galaxy Tab S2 will have dimensions of (237.1 by 168.8 by 5.4 mm) or (9.3 by 6.6 by 0.21 inch). The latest tweet from @OnLeaks showed that the tablet's dimensions have been tweaked a little and it now measures at (237.17 by 169.58 by 5.5 mm) or (9.3 by 6.7 by 0.22 inch). With this new information, speculation that the upcoming tablet from Samsung will be thinner than the iPad Air seemed to remain unchanged. For the record, Apple's iPad Air measures at (240 by 169.5 by 7.5 mm) or (9.4 by 6.6 by 0.29 inch).
Apart from the tablet's sleeky feature, initial reports also reveal that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will come in two display variants, an 8.0 inch and a 9.7 inch. The dimensions mentioned above are said to belong to the latter display variant. There is also a possibility that Samsung could bring some changes to the tablet's metal frame build. In reality, the tablet's design is said to be inspired by the design of the Galaxy S6. However, it remains to be seen if the tablet will have the same glass back found in Samsung's latest flagship device.
Tech Times also previously reported that "the tablet is running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and features 2048 x 1536 Super AMOLED display. It's powered by a 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor, Arm Mali-T760 MP6 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It will have an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing shooter for selfies and video chat."
The latest information also says that the Galaxy Tab S2 will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The aspect ratio is measured at 4:3 which is similar to the recently launched Galaxy Tab A.
If the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 would indeed have the dimensions mentioned in the latest report, it would mean that not only would it be thinner than the iPad Air, it would also be thinner than the iPhone 6 (6.9 mm or (0.27 inch) and the iPhone 6 Plus (7.1 mm or 0.28 inch) of Apple.
It remains to be seen just how far a "thin" tablet will go in a market where tablet sales appear to be on a decline. Price points started declining in 2012 and since then, the tablet market observed a slower growth rate.