Alleged Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 spotted on Geekbench with disappointing specs

by Michele Ingelido 0

Besides the alleged Galaxy Tab Advanced 2, 2 XL and Tab S4, Samsung seems to be preparing another affordable Android tablet: a new Samsung Galaxy Tab A which may be called Tab A2. It is supposed to be the successor of the cheapest tablet by the Korean of last year, given that the latest model from the Tab E series was released back in 2015 with Android Lollipop out of the box (Android KitKat for Europe). The alleged new tablet has just been spotted on Geekench in which it is identified by the model number SM-T387V.

This, together with other previous leaks, makes us suppose that the Korean company is planning to launch a new very affordable tablet soon. From what Geekbench shows, the specs of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 are disappointing, but it may be cool if the tablet will be sold at a very low price. According to the benchmarking platform, the model sports an octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC by Qualcomm clocked at 1.4 GHz. It is actually one of the cheapest chipsets by the San Diego giant as only the rarely used Snapdragon 200 series and the Snapdragon 425 SoC are less powerful than this one.

The SoC has been paired with just 2 GB of RAM, while the operating system installed is Android 8.1 Oreo, the latest stable version available. The operating system should be customized with the Samsung Experience UI just like every Samsung tablet. The latest info appeared on Geekbench about the alleged Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 is the score obtained. The tablet has scored 653 points in single-core performance and 1831 points in multi-core. Given these low-end specs, we suppose that this will be the 8-inch version of the tablet, and we believe there will also be a more powerful variant with a 10.1-inch display, a better Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, and more RAM.

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