Samsung has been busy with rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat updates to its smartphone flagships led by last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, this hasn’t stopped the company from similarly working on other devices that are compatible with this as well.
We recently saw a flurry of Samsung Galaxy S6 variants flood the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) organization and as is it, it won’t be long before these handsets start receiving the new OS via OTA updates. Another 2015 device that is also set to receive the same treat besides the S6 series is Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.
The Korean company unveiled two variants of the Galaxy Tab S2. One has a 9.7-inch display screen and the other has an 8.0-inch display screen. The two have a lot in common, but as you can see from their respective screen sizes, they also have their differences.
Both variants of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 come with the same screen resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels and being Samsung devices, they pack Super AMOLED panels. Either tablet has a Wi-Fi and LTE variant and comes preinstalled with Android Lollipop, but they’ve already been updated to Android Marshmallow. Under the hood, the same processors run the show on both tablets. Each has two variants – Exynos 5433 and Snapdragon 652 – and similarly two variants in terms of storage – 32GB and 64GB. However, they have the same RAM of 3GB with a dedicated microSD card slot. Cameras remain the same at 8MP on the back and 2.1MP on the front, but the larger 9.7-inch variant has a 5870mAh battery as compared to the 4000mAh unit found on the 8.0-inch model.
Now, in a new development coming from the WFA, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 has been certified with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. The WFA listing shows quite a huge number of variants depending on carriers, with the likes of Verizon, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, T-Mobile and AT&T already on board. With this certification, it only confirms that the update is in the works and is almost ready for release.
In fact, it is possible that Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat at about the same time as the Galaxy S6 series. As for the Tab S2 8.0, it has not been listed, but it should be joining the party as well, sooner than later.