Samsung News: Phone A8 And Tab S2 Prices


Samsung Galaxy A8 price and launch date revealed

According to, the Galaxy A8 will make its official debut in China on July 17 with a price tag of around €439.

Ouch. If Samsung follows Apple’s pricing scheme, that’ll be US$439-$450. Quite a premium over the similar Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, which is US$249.

The LG G Stylo looks more attractive now at US$199.

Exclusive: Details about the pricing of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 and Galaxy Tab E

The Wi-Fi only variants of the Galaxy Tab S 2 8.0 (SM-T710) and the Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T810) will come with price tags of €399 and €499 respectively. The cellular variant of the Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T815), which comes with 4G LTE connectivity, will be priced at €589.

Ouch again. This is iPad-like pricing. Except there’s no 32GB iPad Air 2, and the 16GB one is priced at US$499. So Samsung is throwing in 16GB more if the price is US$499.

What’s disturbing about the Tab S2 news is no mention of a stylus. I liked my brief time with a stylus on the 9.7-inch Tab A. Had Samsung included the S-Pen with both of these, as a standard feature, it would have been just about a grand slam.

But it seems Samsung is stuck in its ways and wants another quarter of disappointing sales.

Previously here:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 FCC Drawing
First Photos Of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0: Full Leaked Specs
First Photos: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7: Leaked Back
Samsung Galaxy S2 Tab 9.7 Render, Confirmation
Samsung S2 Tabs: June 2015
Samsung’s New S2 Tablets: Enigmatic Tweet Tease
Samsung’s New S2 Tablets: Bring Them!
Samsung’s New Tablets Get Closer
Samsung Galaxy iPad Mini Tab S2 8.0
Leaks: Samsung’s New Tablets
Rumor: New Samsung Tablets To Be 4:3 Screens


Filed under Android, iPad Mini Clones

4 responses to “Samsung News: Phone A8 And Tab S2 Prices

  1. Robert Jasiek

    To make the Tab S2 viable, it needs low / no display mirroring, intermediate to long battery life and an optional / included digitizer. We have more questions, such as if the CPU will be fast enough for the GUI, an external USB drive gets powered and SD cards can be written. The Tab S2 could become the greatest Android tablet thus far – or mediocre and boring. We will see… Let me make a prediction: the back will not be flat due to the camera.

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