Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 10.5 could sport a dedicated Bixby Button

Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 10.5 could sport a dedicated Bixby Button
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 10.5 is one of three tablets that Samsung will be unveiling down the road. The slate has already made its visit to the FCC, which means that its introduction could be just around the corner. Sammy's premium Galaxy Tab S4 slate will be announced at IFA in Berlin. The trade show will take place between August 31st and September 5th. The third tablet is the Galaxy Tab Advanced 2.

A recently published report states that a member of the LineageOS team recently discovered firmware files for the Galaxy Tab A2 10.5 (also known as the Galaxy Tab A2 XL, gta2xl and the Samsung SM-T590). The files make reference to the tablet's support of a "wink_key." As it turns out, this phrase was previously mentioned in firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and the Samsung Galaxy S9, and refers to the dedicated Bixby Button on those devices. Bixby, for those unaware, is Samsung's AI powered virtual assistant.

Besides possibly featuring a Bixby Button, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 10.5 will carry a 10.5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. Pictures included with the FCC documentation do not show a home button or a fingerprint scanner in back. That sets up plenty of intrigue. The tablet is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform. The latter features an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 506 GPU. A 5MP camera is said to adorn the rear of the device, and it will also have a front-facing camera as well. A 7300mAh battery is expected to keep the lights on, and Android 8.1 could be pre-installed.

Based on leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 10.5 will be offered by Sprint and Verizon in the U.S. LTE variants will also be released in Europe, the Middle East and Turkey. A Wi-Fi only model will also be available.

source: XDA, 91mobiles

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1. japkoslav

Posts: 1539; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Still waiting for a Smart Bixby speaker! /s

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