Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (2017) releasing in Canada with Rogers on July 20 [Update]


  • Canadiana Jones

    Thanks, but no thanks. I learned the hard way that LTE enabled tablets don’t get the same treatment from the update team. Tab S LTE is still on 5.2.1, while WiFi has moved to Marshmallow a year ago.

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      Not so much LTE but the carrier. Even for phones it’s a better idea to get unlocked and avoid the carrier, if software support is what you’re after.

    • Elky64

      From my experience the WiFi versions have seen little love as well, at least on the Samsung tablets I’ve owned.

  • DownwithRobellus

    God damn a $720 Samsung Tablet running Android?! Pricing team just doesn’t care anymore. A true marketer would take advantage of the Nexus 7 void right but everyone’s busy making phones to wake up and see the opportunity.

    • LeTricolore

      I bought the Galaxy Tab S2 last year for $500 or so. The 8″, WiFi only one.

      It’s a great tablet for sure. I do wish that there was more of a market for mid range 8″ or so Android tablets, though. It seems like all of the decent ones are 9+ inches, and $700+. That’s just too big for me to use as a Facebook/Reddit/YouTube machine while in bed.

      I figured spending $500 now to be happy with the tablet for 2-3 years is better than spending $200 on a cheaper one and hating it in a year like I did with my previous model (I forget what model it is now. Was a Samsung one I bought on Boxing Day several years ago)

    • Elky64

      Went iPad Mini 4 with it being the best decision I have ever made. Of course iOS isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

    • Scott Harkness

      Agreed. I did the same thing, and while I’m and android guy through and through (Pixel XL at the moment), I’ve been through far too many android tablets. My last was a Nexus 9 LTE, and while in theory it was great, in practice it was a disaster… light bleed, problems with storage speed, general OS issues…you name it. Decided on a Mini 4, and have never looked back. No bluetooth issues, when it’s on standby, the battery lasts..and lasts… fluid, prompt name it, and for the record, it’s and LTE model as well. While I feel I’ve been invested in the android ecosystem for too long to comfortably switch to an iphone, a tablet was something I was willing to take a chance on, and I’m glad I did!

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      >God damn a $720 Samsung Tablet running Android?

      I think you meant to say “Android Marshmallow” , considering Samsung isn’t releasing a tablet running iOS anytime soon lol.

    • DownwithRobellus

      lol exactly. Good luck getting any updates from Samsung after purchasing it. Yeah I know you can install roms but its such a pain especially when you’ll encounter a few hiccups here and there.

    • Domino67

      It runs Nougat.

  • LeCanadianBacon

    Looks like Bell is carrying it as well, it’s going to be called the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 VE, just unsure what the VE stands for, anyways it’s also $699.99.

  • Elky64

    No thanks… Have had no issues with there phones currently owning the S7/S7 Edge. But been stung twice too many times with their tablets wherein they’ve received absolutely not one update, came unsupported right out of the box.

    • Creaulx

      Just bought the 8″ tab S2 for $399 and it came with Nougat 7.0 out of the box.

    • Elky64

      That’s awesome, glad Samsung gave it/you some love. I have the Tab Pro 8.4 paying approx same, it ended up getting the cold shoulder and not sure why.

  • Chris Radenovic

    It’s been half a year. Where is the LTE version of the Galaxy Tab s3? How does nobody know?