A mystery Samsung tablet has been benchmarked, but it’s not the Galaxy Tab S3 you may have been hoping for.
A Samsung tablet with the previously unseen model number 'SM-T587P' has been benchmarked through Geekbench, revealing a possible new entry to the low-end Galaxy Tab E range. That’ll come as bitter news to those waiting for the flagship Galaxy Tab S3, a goliathan 18 months on from the 2015 launch of the Galaxy Tab S2.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip
- Octa-core CPU (2.02GHz)
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- Android 6.0.1 OS
- Model number: SM-T587P
Previous Galaxy Tab E series devices have featured the following model numbers: SM-T560, SM-T561, and SM-T567. As such, it’s not a huge stretch of the imagination to suggest that this newly leaked tablet is a follow-on device.
If you are still hanging around for the Galaxy Tab S3, we’ve got bad news: there’s still no word on a release date. Samsung was first expected to drop the new tablet in June or July, via press release. Then, rumours suggested we’d see it launching alongside the Galaxy Note 7 at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event on August 2. After the no-show at Unpacked, the Tab S3 was rumoured to appear during Samsung’s press conference at Berlin’s IFA technology tradeshow in September – but there was no mention of the tablet. Sorry, folks.
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