It’s been over two years since Samsung launched the original Galaxy Tab A 10.1, but if two new certification listings are anything to go by, a successor may finally be in the pipeline.
Beginning with the Wi-Fi certification, other than the model number, not much information is revealed. The only interesting detail being the inclusion of Android8.1 Oreo straight out of the box, which should mean a summer release date is on the cards ahead of the official Android P launch. Additionally, a separate Bluetooth certification also confirms the existence of the model. Now, it’s worth noting that in both listings the new tablet goes by the model number SM-T595. This suggests that Samsung is currently working on an LTE variant. After all, 2016’s Galaxy Tab A 10.1 boasted the model number SM-T585, with the regular Wi-Fi version known as SM-T580. Nevertheless, when it comes to a Wi-Fi only 2018 model, no traces have appeared as of yet.
Despite the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 name previously being used, Samsung could be about to change its branding strategy with the arrival of this year’s variant. See, upon further inspection of the Bluetooth certification, the product name is revealed to be Galaxy Tab A2 XL. If this turns out to be the case, it would suggest a successor to the smaller Galaxy Tab A 7.0 is also on the cards over two years after its release under the Galaxy Tab A2 name.
For now, it’s still unclear when Samsung may choose to launch its updated tablet lineup. However, considering the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be unveiled August 9, the South Korean giant may capitalize on the event by announcing new tablets.