There’s a small segment of tablet fans, and Samsung is among their top preferences. The Galaxy Tab S2 made its appearance in 2015 and initially, it ran on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, but later, it was upgraded to 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It seems that the South Korean company is planning to release Android 7.0 Nougat for it, as the tablet was spotted the latest version inside Geekbench’s online database.
This could be a hoax, because it’s not that difficult to falsify a model number on a benchmarking site, but it could be true, although Samsung hasn’t revealed the Nougat roadmap for its tablets. But, given the fact that the Tab S2 is a premium Android tablet, it’s worth taking this possibility into consideration. At MWC 2017, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Tab S3 with Nougat out of the box, which appeared on GFXBench benchmark listed as SM-T825. Its specs include: a 9.6-inch display with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 12MP rear camera.
The Galaxy Tab S2 has an 8-inch display that supports a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels and it’s available in two configuration options: an Exynos 5433 chipset with an octa-core (4×1.9 GHz & 4×1.3 GHz) processor and a Mali-T760 MP6 GPU or a Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset with an octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) processor and an Adreno 510 GPU. Both variants come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. On the rear side is found a decent camera of 8MP only with autofocus, while on the front side is a 2.1MP for video calls.
If Samsung will bring Nougat to this tablet, it will have plenty time (until September) to make sure that the OS will run flawlessly on the Tab S2. Currently, the latest operating system is installed on 1% of all active Android devices and soon it will roll out to more of Samsung’s smartphones and tablets.