Samsung may be working on the Galaxy Tab Active 2. It’s been a few years since the company released its predecessor, but given that the replacement rate on tablets tends to be much longer than it is for smartphones, it’s debatable whether companies need to release new tables every year.
In addition to the Galaxy Tab Active 2, a new mid-range Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has shown up on GFXBench
Galaxy Tab Active 2 said to be in the works
Industry sources reportedly told SamMobile that Samsung is working on two Galaxy Tab Active 2 variants. The blog said its sources believe the variant tagged SM-T390 to be a Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab Active 2, while the variant that is tagged SM-T395 is believed to be a model with both LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The tablet’s predecessor had entry-level specs, and both of this year’s updated variants are also expected to be entry-level models. The previous model also had water resistance and dust resistance, and it was resistant to shocks, given that it was designed for use by people who are on the move rather than sitting still. However, the blog said its sources had no further information as far as specs for the Galaxy Tab Active 2.
According to SamMobile, Samsung plans to target the Galaxy Tab Active 2 at markets in Europe and Latin America, although the company may expand the tablets’ availability to more markets at some point.
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 seen before the reveal
Samsung seems to be working on more than one tablet right now. The company released the Galaxy Tab S3 a few months ago, but a mid-range version of the tablet with the model number SM-T385 was seen online recently. A benchmark listing on GFXBench shows a tablet that appears to be a mid-range variant of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0.
The tablet in the listing features an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It runs on a quadcore SoC and has an Adreno 308 GPU. It also features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera.