Samsung’s upcoming SM-T380/SM-T385 tablet was so far believed to be the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017). However, according to leakster Roland Quandt, the tablet will actually debut as the Galaxy Tab A2 S. The tablet has leaked online numerous times over the past few weeks and has also received certification from TENAA in China. Earlier this week, the tablet’s user manual had surfaced online, confirming that the tablet will come with Samsung’s Bixby Home. Bixby Voice will apparently not be supported though.
Samsung SM-T380 / SM-T385 is not Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017. It's the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) August 26, 2017
Going by all the leaks so far, the Galaxy Tab A2 S will feature an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz with an Adreno 308 GPU. While the SoC isn’t very powerful, it shouldn’t have a problem dealing with the relatively low resolution of the tablet. The quad-core chipset will be paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. A variant with 64GB internal storage will also be offered according to the TENAA listing. A microSD card slot will naturally be present, allowing users to expand the storage further. The leaked user manual had revealed the tablet will be offered in two variants – one with Wi-Fi only connectivity and the other with 4G LTE network support. When it comes to imaging, the tablet will likely feature an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP resolution camera on the front. On the software front, the Galaxy Tab A2 S will run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box, with Samsung’s custom Android skin running on top. In terms of battery life, the tablet is likely to be a good performer thanks to a 5000mAh capacity battery.
The Galaxy Tab A2 S is expected to be announced by Samsung at its IFA 2017 press conference in Berlin.
[Source: Roland Quandt]