Barnes & Noble and Samsung Unveil New Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK®

Best Ever NOOK® by Samsung Brings Together
Samsung’s Most Powerful Tablet with NOOK’s Reading and Entertainment

Barnes & Noble and Samsung’s Thinnest, Lightest and Ultra-Fast Tablet
Now Available in Barnes & Noble Stores and Online at

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), in conjunction with Samsung
Electronics America, today announced the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK,
an 8-inch tablet blending Samsung’s elegant design and multi-tasking
power with NOOK’s unparalleled reading and entertainment experience. The
new flagship in Samsung’s line of tablets, the co-branded Galaxy Tab S2
NOOK is the thinnest, lightest, ultra-fast device from the two
companies. It is now available in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and
online at
for $399.99, including a special limited-time offer for customers to
choose three free NOOK Books® and three free NOOK
Magazines from a selection of titles, plus a $5 starter
credit and free lifetime in-store support.

“The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK is our best ever NOOK tablet and
delivers an exciting way to enjoy the NOOK reading and entertainment
experience on Samsung’s new flagship tablet,” said Fred Argir, Chief
Digital Officer at Barnes & Noble. “We’re proud to continue our
partnership with an industry leader to offer Barnes & Noble customers
the NOOK reading and entertainment content they love on the vibrant
display on Samsung’s most powerful tablet yet. We invite customers to
visit their local Barnes & Noble store to see and experience the beauty
and design of our new NOOK by Samsung and their favorite content on full

Slim, Stylish Design

The new 8-inch Wi-Fi®-enabled device is featherweight
at only 9.3 ounces, and is incredibly slim with its less than a
quarter-of-an-inch design. It features a stunning Super AMOLEDdisplay
that brings NOOK content to life in an unprecedented way with deep, rich
colors and advanced screen technologies that automatically adjust
display settings for stunning images. The 4:3 aspect ratio makes for a
great reading experience for NOOK content including books, magazines and
newspapers, comics, graphic novels and children’s books, as well as for
watching movies and TV shows, playing games and using other apps and web
browsing. The device has 32GB of standard memory with expandable memory
available up to 128GB so customers will never be without their favorite
content to explore.

Powerful Performance and Features

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK offers consumers ample power for all
their entertainment and multi-tasking needs. An ultra-fast octa-core
processor enables consumers to quickly jump between books, movies, apps
and the web without lag. The tablet creates efficiencies to increase
productivity with integrated multi-tasking features. Multi-Window splits
the screen to run two apps simultaneously, and Pop-Up Window helps
consumers seamlessly move from one app to the next. Pre-loaded with
Microsoft Office Solutions including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
and OneNote, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK makes it easy to create,
edit and share documents. A patented fingerprint scanner provides
advanced security for the tablet’s content.

“Our partnership with Barnes & Noble allows us to deliver once again on
our promise to provide consumers with beautiful technology that empowers
them throughout their daily lives,” said Gary Riding, Senior Vice
President of Mobile Computing at Samsung. “With the Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK,
consumers will experience the freedom of Samsung’s thinnest, lightest
tablet yet. It’s easy to hold, perfect for reading, and designed to use
on-the-couch, on-the-go, and everywhere in between.”

Access to NOOK’s Great Reading & Entertainment Content

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK offers customers an impressive collection
of digital content to explore from Barnes & Noble. The expansive NOOK
Store®’s reading and entertainment content offering includes:

  • Over 4 million books including bestsellers, new releases, classics and
    enhanced titles with special content.
  • An extensive collection of popular comic books and graphic novels, as
    well as picture-perfect art, photography, travel guides and cookbook
  • An expansive digital selection of best-loved children’s books – over
    110,000 – including chapter books and a selection of more than 11,000
    interactive picture books.
  • The NOOK Newsstand®, with the largest digital collection of
    the top 100 bestselling U.S. magazines available for both digital
    subscriptions and single copy sale, and a vast collection of
    newspapers and magazines from around the world. Reading tools like
    ArticleView® lets the reader focus on the text, customized
    to their needs, and the Visual Table of Contents provides a quick scan
    of the entire issue, allowing readers to jump directly to any article
    or section.
  • A large collection of NOOK Apps featuring a wide range of
    uniquely curated titles for the whole family, including fun games, as
    well as lifestyle, productivity, news, entertainment and other apps.
  • A wide NOOK Video selection offering customers their
    favorite movies and TV shows from major studios and networks,
    available for purchase or rental.

Discovering new content is simple and easy in the NOOK Store, where
hundreds of NOOK Channels™ support expert content curation based on
interest and sensibility. This popular discovery feature is powered by
Barnes & Noble’s breakthrough recommendation system, which combines its
bookseller knowledge with advanced algorithmic technology.

Free Content and NOOK Store Credit with Purchase

Barnes & Noble offers all customers who purchase a new Samsung Galaxy
Tab S2 NOOK to choose complimentary NOOK content including: three books
from a selection of 20 great titles featuring favorites such as The
Gravedigger’s Daughter
by Joyce Carol Oates, Think Big, Act Bigger
by Jeffrey Hayzlett and On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy,
and three magazines from a selection of more than 25 popular
publications such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Food
Network Magazine
. Customers will also receive a $5 credit to help
them get started as they explore the expansive NOOK Store through this
promotion that runs through the end of the year.

Availability In-Store Support and Other Benefits

The newest, flagship model within Samsung’s suite of tablets, the Galaxy
Tab S2 NOOK is available as the device rolls into market today. The
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK is available, starting today, only at Barnes
& Noble stores and online at
for $399.99, with an additional 10 percent off for Barnes & Noble
Members. Customers can personalize and protect their device with a
number of colorful and stylish accessories designed for the new NOOK by

All NOOK devices come with free lifetime in-store support. NOOK
customers can visit any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 650 stores across the
country for complimentary, personal support, including help setting up
their NOOK device and organizing their library. While in-store,
customers can speak with any of the company’s expert booksellers, access
free Wi-Fi and enjoy the popular Read In Store® program,
which allows guests to read any book free for up to one hour per day.
Customers can also take advantage of a full calendar of popular NOOK
events, including NOOK Night workshops, family Storytimes, book
discussion groups and author signings.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 648 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, (
The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®
tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
features more than 4 million digital books in the US (
and UK (,
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the
ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through
Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS®
and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting
the Company’s corporate website at

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and Barnes &® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble,
Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are
trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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For Barnes & Noble, Inc.:
Mary Ellen Keating,
McNamara, 212-633-3379

Allison+Partners for
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.