The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 that was released in early September is available on eBay at a discounted price of $349.99.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 in July this year. The starting retail price of the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is $399.99, while the bigger 9.7-inch variant has a price tag of $499.99.
Customers who are interested in purchasing the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 can get a discount of $50 as the 32GB version of the tablet is available on eBay for $349.99 but in limited quantities.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 as direct competition to the recently launched iPad mini 4 and the iPad Pro 2, which has a starting price of $399 and $499.
The base model of the iPad mini 4 has 16GB of on-board storage and users cannot expand the memory with a microSD card. Customers who opt for the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 get 32GB of internal storage and also the option to expand the memory to another 128GB with a microSD card, a feature that gives the Samsung tablet an edge over the iPad mini 4.
The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 comes with an 8-inch Super AMOLED display with 1,536 x 2,048 pixels resolution and 320ppi. The Samsung tablet has adaptive display technology that helps users operate the device with ease in sunlight or low-light conditions.
A combination of powerful octa-core 1.9GHz and 1.3GHz processors and 3GB of RAM power the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. The tablet is equipped with an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. The camera lacks flash, which makes it difficult to capture quality images in dark conditions.
A 4,000mAh battery powers the latest Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. Samsung claims that at full charge, the device has enough juice to offer up to 74 hours of music playback, up to 14 hours of video playback and up to 10 hours of Internet usage.
The tablet is also available from other retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy as well as directly from Samsung for $399.99. However, buyers will not mind saving $50 if they purchase the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 from eBay.