Samsung is not giving up on the entry-level Android tablet market, new device coming soon

Samsung is not giving up on the entry-level Android tablet market, new device coming soon
Samsung is gearing up to launch not one, but at least two new Android tablets. We reported back in December about a new mid-range Galaxy Tab A tablet will be unveiled in Q1 2019, and now we have information about another tablet that might be revealed at the same time.

We don't yet know the name of the tablet, but it appeared online with model number SM-T515. The fact that the tablet packs just 2GB RAM makes us believe this is meant for the entry-level market.

The good news is Samsung has abandoned Android Oreo and is now putting the latest Android 9 Pie operating system to all of its devices, including this affordable tablet. At the core of the SM-T515 tablet sits Samsung's Exynos 7885 chipset, a decent processor for an entry-level slate, the same the powers phones like the Galaxy A8 (2018).

We have yet to learn the size of the tablet's display, but it could either sport a 7-inch or 10.5-inch screen. Now, it remains to be seen if Samsung will have the tablet showcased next month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, or the South Korean company will wait until after the Galaxy S10 announcement.



1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018


2. hjl2345

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

With specs like that, it would be really hard to compete against cheap chromebooks or hell, the 6th gen iPad with the A10 processor.

3. Spacekid

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 17, 2019

Samsung processors are really bad. They should invest in some custom cores and buy a GPU company like imagination technologies. Mali GPU doesn't even compete with Adreno.

4. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

Sammy should've purchased Imagination when their stocks were low after losing Apple.

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