For an Android tablet maker like Samsung, the obvious question when putting together a new high-end device is: How can we make this thing more popular than the iPad?
Samsung reckons it has the answer for the successor to the Galaxy Tab S, the aptly named Galaxy Tab S2: metal frames and an even slimmer design than the iPad Air 2.
According to sources of SamMobile, Samsung reckons that’s the recipe for success: make the Galaxy Tab S2 even thinner than the iPad Air 2, with premium metal trims for good measure.
Interestingly, we’re told the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will come in 8in and 9.7in variants, roughly the same size as the iPad mini 3 (7.9in) and iPad Air 2. The current Galaxy Tab S pairing comes in 8.4in and 10.5in flavours.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablets will match the 4:3 aspect ratio of the rumoured Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab A Plus (and in turn the iPad).
What do you think? Is Samsung onto a winner with a thin design, metal frames and 4:3 aspect ratio, or are you more concerned with factors like RAM, multitasking and battery life?