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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 leaks again as iPad Air challenger

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has just been given an early debut courtesy of two new leaks.

The first is an image posted to Twitter by prolific rumour-spinner OnLeaks, purportedly showing the 9.7-inch version of the upcoming Tab S2 as a render.

The second is accidental confirmation by a Samsung partner that the Galaxy Tab S successor is very much under development.

The Hancom Office Hshow 2014 app, which ships with Samsung devices, reveals support for the Galaxy Tab S2 in its changelog, as spotted by Sammobile.

The fact that software is listed as supporting the device suggests the launch date is not very far away.

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A recent report suggested Samsung is eyeing a June 2014 release window for the Galaxy Tab S2, which falls in line with last year’s release.

It also claimed there would be four different versions of the Tab S2 launching, all landing at the same time.

There will reportedly be two core variants of the Tab S2 – a 9.7-inch version and a smaller 8-inch version.

Both of these will ship in two further variants, specifically Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi/LTE.

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It’s also expected that the new Tab S2 will feature a 4:3 aspect ratio, and will be thinner than Apple’s iPad Air 2.

Earlier reports suggested the Tab S2 will be built from premium materials, use a 64-bit Exynos chip, carry 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and offer LTE Cat. 6 carrier aggregation.

We’ll also likely see an 8-megapixel primary camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop running as the OS.