Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced 2 & Advanced 2 XL revealed in live images

Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced 2 & Advanced 2 XL revealed in live images
Thanks to a number of recent leaks, it’s been revealed that Samsung has plans for a total of four new tablets this year. On the low-end of the pricing spectrum is an updated Galaxy Tab A 8.0 that is heading to all major US carriers, while on the flagship side of things is the bezel-less Galaxy Tab S4. Additionally, filling in the remaining gaps will be the Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2, and Advanced2 XL, both of which are the subject of the latest live image leak.

Starting off with the Tab Advanced2, the tablet is essentially an update of the 2016 Galaxy Tab A 10.1. This means the same Exynos 7870 processor is to be expected alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Externally, however, a few changes have been made, the most noticeable one being the removal of the physical home button, which has now been replaced by an on-screen alternative. Despite this, however, no significant reduction in bezel size can be seen, falling in line with its mid-range nature.

Moving on to the XL model, this is believed to be more of an upgrade. Externally, for example, Samsung has reduced the bezels slightly, allowing it to incorporate a slightly larger 10.5-inch panel, which matches up with the one featured on the upcoming Galaxy Tab S4. Also, the physical home button has once again been removed. However, when it comes to the internal side of things, no details are known as of yet other than the fact that it will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box.

At this moment in time, it’s unclear when exactly Samsung will choose to unveil its new tablet lineup, although recent rumors have pointed towards an IFA reveal for the Galaxy Tab S4, which suggest these two offerings could also make an official appearance at the event. If accurate, it’s worth pointing out that Samsung may shorten the product names to Galaxy Tab A2 and A2 XL ahead of the unveiling.

source: TabletMonkeys (1,2)



1. kiko007

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2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

thinking exactly like you.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why does Samsung make so many tablet models? Better yet... why are they the only real Android OEM making tablets at all?

6. DolmioMan

Posts: 335; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

They figure if they keep making them and each model captures 0.1% of the market eventually they’ll be able to rival iPads.

8. JPolanco

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2018

iPads can't run WhatsApp, tons of Apps that only display in phone-like mode... yuuuck

11. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Have you used an Android tablet before? Because I promise you if is FAR worse than any other tablet experience. Blown up phone apps is all you’ll get on them. Hell, even Amazon makes a better tablet OS in comparison... it’s that awful.

14. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Apples marketshare for Q1 was around 28%, it's not like they have a massive majority of the market. Look at it another way in that 72% choose not to buy iPads.

7. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Because there is a market for them, not every parent can afford a flagship tablet for their kids. Ffs, you attack Android and Samsung trolls non stop, as if your are the sensible Apple fan, yet you can't stop bashing Samsung on every damn article like a typical Apple fanboy. Either practice what you preach for or shut up.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You can get an iPad for less than this will likely cost. Granted used, but still miles better than this. Besides... should someone really be spending money on a tablet for a child that isn’t primarily for education? I’d buy a smartphone instead. That way they’d have a consistent experience AND I can monitor their usage. Wouldn’t put a sim in it though.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Also, (just looked it up) and the Exynos 7870 is a two year old chip that Samsung has been using significantly in their lower-end of late. Perhaps a stock dump device? I wouldn’t complain about that if it were a bit higher-end and I wasn’t certain Samsung’s gonna charge $150 for it.

13. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Samsung's tablets are known mostly for their terrific Kids mode, that's why it's the go to choice for plenty of parents, including me and the majority of my siblings and cousins.

17. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

People call him da Kellyanne Conway of PA for many reasons

18. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No one here calls you anything because nobody cares if you’re here or not. That’s simply how irrelevant your opinions are in the grand scheme of things.

19. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

lenovo is pumping them out regularly

4. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

hmmmmm idk bout these.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Jay You In Kay

9. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why did they keep the same processor? Figures, a company like Samsung milks as much as it can. They are no better than Apple or Google. Apart from the S line, all of Samsungs tablets are pure garbage. Just like their phones.

15. djinn

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

So we're still wondering why some people still buy Android tablets and not iPads it's simple really if you think beyond your fanboyism. While iPads are indeed more beautiful and apps are built with it in mind, most people still use Android phones, and if they're getting a tablet, an android tablet would be the most logical first choice. I myself got a mediapad, because I have android apps on my phone I would need to run on my tablet, and I want all my data synchronized between them. So simple, no?

16. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Honestly I would be more interested in an iPad if they ditched the lightning cable. I just don't want to deal with more proprietary cables and needing to carry more when I travel. I'll probably never have an iPhone, but at $329 the iPad became much more tempting because there is no denying the app gap on tablets. It would be nice to have access to those apps I can't get on android.

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