Samsung launched its Galaxy Tab E 8.0 tablet in February 2016, and now looks like it’s time for the upgrade. It has been said that the updated models of Galaxy Tab E 8.0 does exist, as a new device matching its model number spotted online for the first time. The WiFi Alliance (WFA) published the details of three unknown variants of Samsung’s device after the WiFi certification.
Although the listing on WiFi Alliance (WFA) clearly mentioned the device category of Samsung as a Smartphone but the model number hints the series in line with model number SM-T375 of Galaxy Tab E 8.0. Three model numbers received WiFi certification are SM-T385S, SM-T385K, SM-T385L. The data released by WiFi Alliance hints that the successor of Galaxy Tab E 8.0 will be running Android Nougat 7.0. It will be powered with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz-5GHz support.
Unfortunately there’s not a lot of info about the device available at this point. But we can easily say that Samsung intends to launch the device soon as it has now received certification by WFA. We expect this variant to be an entry-level slate by judging the predecessor’s specs range.
Current variant of Galaxy Tab 8.0 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC with quad-core 1.2GHz processor, and features 16GB internal storage, 1.5GB RAM, 5MP rear facing camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. The screen comes with 800 x 1280p resolution display. While we expect new device will come with reasonable updated specs according to 2017 market to compete the entry level tablets available at this point.
However, we can’t expect any significant changes, but it’s good to wait for the official announcement without speculating more.