Thanks to a number of recent leaks, it’s been revealed that Samsung has plans for a total of four new tablets this year. On the low-end of the pricing spectrum is an updated Galaxy Tab A 8.0 that is heading to all major US carriers, while on the flagship side of things is the bezel-less Galaxy Tab S4. Additionally, filling in the remaining gaps will be the Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2, and Advanced2 XL, both of which are the subject of the latest live image leak.
Starting off with the Tab Advanced2, the tablet is essentially an update of the 2016 Galaxy Tab A 10.1. This means the same Exynos 7870 processor is to be expected alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Externally, however, a few changes have been made, the most noticeable one being the removal of the physical home button, which has now been replaced by an on-screen alternative. Despite this, however, no significant reduction in bezel size can be seen, falling in line with its mid-range nature.
Moving on to the XL model, this is believed to be more of an upgrade. Externally, for example, Samsung has reduced the bezels slightly, allowing it to incorporate a slightly larger 10.5-inch panel, which matches up with the one featured on the upcoming Galaxy Tab S4. Also, the physical home button has once again been removed. However, when it comes to the internal side of things, no details are known as of yet other than the fact that it will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box.
At this moment in time, it’s unclear when exactly Samsung will choose to unveil its new tablet lineup, although recent rumors have pointed towards an IFA reveal for the Galaxy Tab S4, which suggest these two offerings could also make an official appearance at the event. If accurate, it’s worth pointing out that Samsung may shorten the product names to Galaxy Tab A2 and A2 XL ahead of the unveiling.
source: TabletMonkeys (1,2)
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