Earlier this week, an upcoming Samsung Android tablet carrying the model number SM-T387 had been spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance website. It is believed that the SM-T387 will be headed to multiple US carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. The Verizon-bound variant, carrying the model number SM-T387V has now appeared on the Geekbench benchmark database, revealing its core specifications ahead of launch.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) Verizon Variant Appears on Geekbench
According to the Geekbench listing for the SM-T387V, the upcoming tablet will be running on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Going by the single-core score of 653 points and multi-core score of 1831 points, we think the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) might be powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) also runs on the same chipset, so the newer version is likely to be a minor update. However, it should be noted that the listing has the motherboard listed as “msm8937”, which refers to the Snapdragon 430, an octa-core SoC. Since the tablet will be an affordable model, it packs 2GB of RAM, identical to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017). In terms of software, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) will be running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with Samsung’s custom UX layer on top.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018): Expected Specifications, Features
As we noted above, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) is likely going to be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core SoC as its predecessor and come with 2GB of RAM. It is highly likely that the rest of the spec sheet will be very similar as well. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) features an 8.0-inch 800 x 1280 resolution display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 8MP rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture lens, 5MP front camera, and a 5000mAh capacity battery. We expect the newer version to have at least one or two key differences compared to the 2017 model, along with perhaps a slightly different design on the outside.
Since the SM-T387 has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Verizon Wireless variant has been spotted on Geekbench now, we can expect the tablet to be officially announced soon.