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Zauba listings reveal new Samsung tablets, possibly a Galaxy Tab S2 refresh or the Galaxy Tab S3?

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Zauba listings reveal new Samsung tablets, possibly a Galaxy Tab S2 refresh or the Galaxy Tab S3?
A pair of listings on the web site of India's import-export tracker Zauba reveals that Samsung is in the process of prepping two new slates. The SM-T719 is an 8-inch model that is being tested in India for Samsung, and will be euthanized when that task is completed. The SM-T813 is a 9.7-inch tablet that will also be destroyed following testing.

The first thing to check are the two screen sizes. So which of Samsung's current tablet lines offer an 8-inch and 9.7-inch model? That would be the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. Last March, the 8-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 was sent into India for testing, and ended up destroyed. By the way, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 has model numbers of SM-T710 and SM-T715. The 9.7-inch model of the Galaxy Tab S2 is SM-T810 and SM-T815.

Based on the model numbers, what we might see listed on Zauba is a refresh of the svelte Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablets. Or less likely, we could be looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 getting tested. The devices both arrived in India on Thursday. The 8-inch model is listed with a value of $204 USD, while the 9.7-inch model is valued at $255 USD. Of course, those valuations do not reflect the final retail pricing of the tablets.

A refreshed version of the Galaxy Tab S2 could include a beefed up Exynos 7420 SoC (the models current employ the Exynos 5433 chipset), 4GB of RAM and a longer lasting battery. Keep in mind that those are just guesses, and there is no guarantee that the Galaxy Tab S2 slates are being refreshed.

What is clear is that Samsung has a couple of new tablets currently being put through testing in India. Hopefully we will hear more about them soon.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Zauba via Tablety.pl (translated)

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posted on 30 Jan 2016, 12:54

1. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


hope these are windows based tablets eventhough it seems very unlikely to happen considering the model numbers.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 13:36 4

2. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


I hope they actually put some effort into the tablet this time. The S2 was really meh, especially seeing as the Tab S was excellent.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 14:37 5

6. vincelongman (Posts: 4424; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I wish Samsung would stop putting old SoCs in their tablets
I hope we see the 820/8890 in the 8"
And a 8890X in the 10"

Also would be nice if they moved to 3:2 or the Pixel C's aspect ratio
4:3 is not wide enough, 16:10 is too wide

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 15:43 2

7. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)


The chipset was the reason I got the Z4 tablet. Samsung got lazy with the tab s2

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 18:49 2

13. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


I have the tab s2 and it's wicked fast! The current chipset in there now is solid even if it is a little older... If you don't own it you shouldn't judge on specs alone

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 02:35

16. torr310 (Posts: 838; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I own it and it's not that fast.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 06:52

19. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Mine is. Other people that have used it say the same. But everyone's experience will be different.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 13:48 3

3. UglyFrank (Posts: 1649; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


They need an 820/8890 minimum, they need to stop cheaping out on their tablets. The only thing that comes close to the iPad pro is the pixel c.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 18:39

11. jalebi2000 (Posts: 180; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


What about the tab pro S or other core m products?

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 13:50 2

4. stardomains (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Nov 2015)


Always hated tablets until I tried the S2 9.7". Finally a tablet that is smooth and runs fast among many other great things.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 02:33

15. torr310 (Posts: 838; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


You are right, but it could be better/more specs updated at that time.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 14:23 4

5. skips (Posts: 174; Member since: 04 Oct 2015)


I don't care much about what chipset they will use, but I sure do hope they don't skimp on battery this time. The 5870mAh seems kind of unimpressive and the 4000mAh on the 8.0 seems just flat out ridiculous (my Note 8.0's battery life with 4600mAh is just pathetic)

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 16:08

8. DRS1977 (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Samsung tablet sales are up compared to the iPad. This is a good time for them to capitalize on this and bring out true flagship with the same specs as the Galaxy S7. They should just name it the Tab S3 so everyone knows it is the latest and greatest.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 17:05

9. BradyCrack (Posts: 674; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


this'll be interesting. Though, the iPad Air 3 looks too good.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 17:16

10. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2934; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Meh, I predict it'll be the same old bastardized and overpriced ARM tablet joke...

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 18:47 2

12. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


These tablets don't need these beefed up chips. I have the 8 in tab s2 and that things flies through everything I put it through. Even kodi! The battery could be a little better but it's not bad. Overall it's a solid tablet and looks to last for a long time to come.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 23:23

14. Krjal (Posts: 230; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


I'm gonna have to find a different tablet brand I guess. Love my Tab S but there's no way I'm downgrading to a 4:3 ratio. Might as well make it a square.

16:10 gives me the option of reading quickly, doing work and scrolling through big lists in portrait or watching The Expanse on a beautiful widescreen in landscape.

Is Sony the only vendor doing high powered widescreen tablets now?

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 02:38

17. torr310 (Posts: 838; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I hate the widescreen though.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 13:55

18. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Unfortunately, yes

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