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New Samsung tablet leaks, Galaxy Tab S3 incoming? Not quite

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.

According to the test results, which were first revealed by PhoneArena, the new tablet will feature the following:

  • 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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