Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 Spotted in Leaked Render

By Gary Cutlack on at

A new high-end tablet from Samsung has been pictured online, with the slimline chassis of the Galaxy Tab S2 apparently uploaded for your advanced analysis of its button placements and bezel size.

As you might be able to guess by the branding, the image comes via online mobile tech leak specialist OnLeaks, with the poster claiming the Tab S2 will be a 9.7-inch device. The same man's previous tweets have made several claims about the thickness of the unit, variously suggesting it'll be 5.5, 5.8 or 5.9mm thick. Tweet enough and eventually one will be right.

Design wise, it looks like Samsung's once again Ctrl+V-ing across the design files from this year's flagship smartphone, with this image of the Tab S2 resembling a scaled-up Galaxy S6 -- albeit with a 4:3 aspect ratio display. And that's no bad thing, although having a physical Home button on the bottom/side of a huge tablet is surely a bit redundant in these days of adaptable software buttons?

The Tab S2 has also been accidentally revealed by friends of its maker, with the developer of productivity suite Hancom Office Hshow 2014 including the Tab S2 in a list of compatible devices. Given the Hancom Office app ships with the Galaxy S6 in some regions, its developers ought to know there's a new thing coming. [Sam Mobile, OnLeaks, via Techradar]