If you thought that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 is the only thing the South Korean tech giant has been working on, then you’re wrong. Apparently, Sammy has been working on super-slim, second-generation line of tablets that are meant to be the poison pill that will kill the iPad Air 2.
Based on reports from Sam Mobile, the company is working on the Galaxy Tab S2, which will be much thinner than Apple’s iPad Air 2 — currently the thinnest tablet-sized device in the market. Slim is such a buzzword in this game that Apple used the keyword in some of the iPad Air 2 first commercials. Just 6.1 mm thick, the new iPad Air 2 was a lot thinner than Apple’s iPad Mini, which vary between 7.5 and 7.2mm based on the precise model.
Although it’s not absolutely clear how ‘thin’ Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 tablets will be, shady details of its design are purported to have leaked online. Samsung will avail the Tab S2 tablets in various models. Some of the versions expected to hit stores later this year include an 8” and a 9.7” version. More so, these super-slim tablets will leverage ‘premium material’ in their design. This most likely means that we’ll see a metal frame. At this point in time, more details on the look and feel of these devices have not been released.
On the same note though, Apple is predicted to seller a small number of iPads this year than they did last year. This is an apparent continuation of a downward trend that started a while ago. Based on analysts’ calculations, the company will sell around 45 million units this year, which will certainly be a drop from last year’s sales figure of 63.4 million devices.
In 2014, Samsung sold 40.2 million tablets. But as the new super-slim devices are released, it’ll be interesting to see how the scene changes.