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Samsung said to be working on a 10-inch Galaxy Tab 5 slate, and a low-priced budget slab

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Samsung said to be working on a 10-inch Galaxy Tab 5 slate, and a low-priced budget slab
According to a report out of the Netherlands, Samsung is working on a 10-inch Galaxy Tab 5 tablet. It appears that major tablet manufacturers are moving ahead to larger screened slates. Apple is said to be rolling a 12-inch iPad Pro slab off of the assembly line during the second quarter, while Sony also is believed to have a 12-inch tablet in the works this year. With all of the larger sized phablets blurring the lines between phones and tablets, sales of smaller-sized slates have suffered, forcing manufacturers to go larger.

Evidence of Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 5 tablet comes from the Zauba website. This is the site that keeps track of imports and exports into India. On December 22nd, Samsung imported the SM-T555 tablet into the country for research and development. While it was made clear that this slate was not being offered for retail sale, it was valued at the equivalent of $354 USD. The next day, Sammy imported the SM-T116 tablet into India for testing. The 7-inch slate is to be destroyed after the testing is completed. 30 units, valued at $101 USD each, were brought into the country.

The best way to figure out what these devices could be, is to compare model numbers. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, which was released in May of this year, consisted of model numbers SM-T530 (Wi-Fi), SM-T531 (3G and Wi-Fi) and SM-T535 (3G, 4G and Wi-Fi). Compare the latter number with the SM-T555 seen on the Zauba site, and we are probably looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 10.1, powered by Android 5.0 and featuring the 64-bit processing capability of the Snapdragon 410. We could see a May or June release for the tablet.

According to the GeekBench website, the SM-T1116 appears to be an entry-level slate powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Speadtrum SC8830. 1GB of RAM is inside with Android 4.4.4 pre-installed.

Data from Zauba shows import into India of two Samsung tablets

Data from Zauba shows import into India of two Samsung tablets


source: Geekbench (translated), Zauba via TechTastic (translated)

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posted on 26 Dec 2014, 22:03

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


64-bit and Lollipop!

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 22:38 3

2. hafini_27 (Posts: 878; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


My original galaxy tab 10.1 is still kicking ass with lollipop omni. Gotta say that tablet has really nice build quality with stereo speaker.

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 22:46

3. deuel18 (Posts: 41; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Viable tablets with Windows arent popping up this end of the year. Maybe next year?

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 00:23 3

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Viable tablets with Windows"

Nice oxymoron. There is no tablet OS from Microsoft that more than a small percentage of people like using. Why make tablets when there is just a small market and Microsoft already offers their own tablets?

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 09:21 1

5. nokia12 (Posts: 466; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


nonsense comment.. small market for a full windows tablet ????

you must be out of your mind..

cheap windows 8 tablets can kill the business of android tabs .. with their legacy software support

see how good HP stream 7 is doing.. here comes 2015 and we will see 2gb ram , atom soc that can run games like FIFA 2014 , crysis and call of duty modern warfare ,with full windows 8.1/10 with legacy software support

and all for a price tag of 100 $.. yeah.. talk about small percentage of people .. this 100 $ tablet alone is enough to kill android and ipad market..

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 14:07 1

7. hurrycanger (Posts: 1557; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I think you're the one out of your mind. You sound like you're dreaming too much about a $100 tablet.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 00:31

8. nokia12 (Posts: 466; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


ohh really ??

COD Modern warfare 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbRqFO86inY

crysis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu1pn-bBjMY

fifa14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu1pn-bBjMY

now do you see death of android tablets ..??

right now for 100 $ the configuration is atom z3735 with 1gb ram , 2gb ram variants cost 140 $

by Q2 of 2015 we will get 2gb ram + upgraded Z3735 Chip for 100 $..

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 00:38

9. nokia12 (Posts: 466; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


link for cysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryaNlslwOD0

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 23:54

11. deuel18 (Posts: 41; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


i definitely agree. With Intel's upcoming new processors (aka 14 nano-meter Broadwell or even Skylake), we might even see thin tabs with power as much as a regular desktops. Slap some 2 GB of RAM or more (hey we even have DDR4 now), then Windows OS as the icing. And wait, even play flash contents directly without the need of downloading Dolphin Browsers and such...Happy New Year!

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 09:25

6. Totse2k15 (Posts: 451; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Meh. Still waiting for Tab S II with newer and high-end specs. :O)

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 10:17

10. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8958; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Looking for the refresh to the Note 12.2

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