Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Spotted on GFXBench database, could go official soon

South Korean electronics giant Samsung could soon unveil a new Android tablet, successor to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 from last year. The tablet showed up on the GFXBench database recently, listed as the Samsung SM-T385. Since the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 carries the SM-T350 model number, it does seem very likely that the SM-T385 will indeed be the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017).

The GFXBench listing for the SM-T385 reveals the tablet features an 8-inch display with 800 x 1280 resolution. It will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM. In the storage department, the tablet will include 16GB of internal memory, which is likely to be further expandable via a microSD card.

When it comes to imaging, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 will be a slight upgrade over its predecessor. The rear-facing camera has been upgraded from a 5MP unit to an 8MP unit, while the front-facing camera is now a 5MP unit as opposed to 2MP. The GFXBench listing suggests the tablet include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS in terms of connectivity, while NFC is not supported. As expected from a device launching in mid-2017, the tablet runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, with Samsung’s custom Android skin running on top.

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) GFXBench

The tablet has also received certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance recently, which suggests the official announcement could be close. Still, no specific release date or timeframe has been rumored yet, so all we can do at this point is wait until Samsung makes the tablet official. Since it is a mid-range Android tablet, we don’t expect it to be unveiled at a dedicated event. It will most likely be quietly added to the Samsung website, just like most other entry-level and mid-range Galaxy devices.


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