Last month, the folks over at GalaxyClub received some new information that claimed Samsung is working on its next-generation high-end tablets with model numbers SM-T860 and SM-T865. Since the model number seems to be in line with Samsung’s previous flagship tablets, it is possible that SM-T860 and SM-T865 will be variants of the Galaxy Tab S5. The SM-T865 variant has now surfaced on Geekbench, confirming that it will indeed have flagship-grade specifications.
Samsung SM-T865 Will Have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Chipset Inside
The Geekbench listing reveals the upcoming high-end tablet from Samsung will be powered by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood. In terms of memory, the tablet will include 6GB of RAM. Just as expected, the device is being tested on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system currently, which means it will ship with the company’s latest One UI right out of the box. As far as the benchmark scores are concerned, the SM-T865 achieved a 3,506 single-core score and 9,788 multi-core score.
Samsung’s last flagship Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S4 was launched in August last year. It features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. Under the hood, Galaxy Tab S4 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, coupled with 4GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. In addition to being significantly more powerful than the Galaxy Tab S4, the upcoming SM-T860 and SM-T865 models are likely to come with a refreshed design as well. Similar to the Galaxy Tab S5e unveiled earlier this year, the Galaxy Tab S5 may offer a much more refined exterior with premium metal construction and trimmed bezels.
Since Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S4 in August last year, it is possible that its direct successor will also be unveiled around August this year. Alternatively, it could make its global debut at IFA 2019 in Berlin.