Barnes & Noble and Samsung’s collaboration to combine tablets and e-readers has borne fruits yet again. Get ready to welcome the The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook into your reading collection! (if you do use it though).
Born as a result of a 2013 collaboration between Samsung and Barnes & Noble, the device features significant improvements over its predecessors in almost every area. The screen resolution for example, is now 2048 x 1536 as compared to the previously available 1280 x 800. The memory capacity has also been doubled to 32 GB while the processors have been upgraded to 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz octacore processor, as compared to the 1.2 gigs on the previous iteration, the Tab 4 Nook.
The device also supports MS Office tools and comes with a 8 MP rear and 2.1 MP front camera — which while nothing particularly impressive, isn’t bad for an e-reader either. Samsung has also decided to put in a fingerprint scanner for increased security and increased the optional, external storage up to 128 GB.
The Samsung-Noble duo had their previous launch last August in form of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet and its 10-inch variant which was released after a space of 2 months. The e-reader/tablets, which were priced at $150 and $250 respectively, were similar to other Android devices, however, the tie-up with Barnes & Noble meant that the devices could just as easily be used as dedicated e-readers.
The devices displayed the Nook Shop and Search features prominently and a shortcut took readers directly to the book they were reading. The brand new Tab S2 Nook is expected to operate along similar lines.
The device, which has been priced at $400 — Well, we did say improvements in every feature — and ships free, can be bought at Barnes & Noble stores across the U.S. or online via Nook.com.
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