Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) benchmark reveals Snapdragon 430 and more
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Just a few days ago, a Wi-Fi Alliance listing revealed that Samsung was working on an updated version of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) under the model number SM-T387. At the time, no internal details were known, but thanks to a Geekbench listing that has recently appeared, certain characteristics can now be confirmed.
Overall, the tablet has managed to score 653 points on the single-core test, while the multi-core alternative registered a peak of 1831. This was achieved thanks to the presence of a Snapdragon 430 on the inside, which itself is a slight upgrade over the Snapdragon 425 included inside of last year’s model. In addition to this, keeping the changes to a minimum, Samsung has chosen to stick with 2GB of RAM once again. Also, on the software side of things, Android 8.1 Oreo will ship straight out of the box alongside the latest version of the Samsung Experience UI.
Now, in terms of the design, no information has been revealed as of yet, although the return of an aluminum construction is highly likely. Furthermore, unlike Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab S4 which will ship with a new all-screen design, the company’s budget alternative is expected to stick with thicker bezels once again alongside the brand’s old physical home button.
Currently, it’s not known when exactly Samsung will choose to announce its latest tablet, but the recent Wi-Fi listing did confirm that it would eventually launch on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular.