Zauba listings reveal new Samsung tablets, possibly a Galaxy Tab S2 refresh or the Galaxy Tab S3?

Zauba listings reveal new Samsung tablets, possibly a Galaxy Tab S2 refresh or the Galaxy Tab S3?
A pair of listings on the web site of India's import-export tracker Zauba reveals that Samsung is in the process of prepping two new slates. The SM-T719 is an 8-inch model that is being tested in India for Samsung, and will be euthanized when that task is completed. The SM-T813 is a 9.7-inch tablet that will also be destroyed following testing.

The first thing to check are the two screen sizes. So which of Samsung's current tablet lines offer an 8-inch and 9.7-inch model? That would be the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. Last March, the 8-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 was sent into India for testing, and ended up destroyed. By the way, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 has model numbers of SM-T710 and SM-T715. The 9.7-inch model of the Galaxy Tab S2 is SM-T810 and SM-T815.

Based on the model numbers, what we might see listed on Zauba is a refresh of the svelte Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablets. Or less likely, we could be looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 getting tested. The devices both arrived in India on Thursday. The 8-inch model is listed with a value of $204 USD, while the 9.7-inch model is valued at $255 USD. Of course, those valuations do not reflect the final retail pricing of the tablets.

A refreshed version of the Galaxy Tab S2 could include a beefed up Exynos 7420 SoC (the models current employ the Exynos 5433 chipset), 4GB of RAM and a longer lasting battery. Keep in mind that those are just guesses, and there is no guarantee that the Galaxy Tab S2 slates are being refreshed.

What is clear is that Samsung has a couple of new tablets currently being put through testing in India. Hopefully we will hear more about them soon.


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source: Zauba via Tablety.pl (translated)

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Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch
  • Display 8.0" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5870 mAh

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19 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

hope these are windows based tablets eventhough it seems very unlikely to happen considering the model numbers.

2. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

I hope they actually put some effort into the tablet this time. The S2 was really meh, especially seeing as the Tab S was excellent.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I wish Samsung would stop putting old SoCs in their tablets I hope we see the 820/8890 in the 8" And a 8890X in the 10" Also would be nice if they moved to 3:2 or the Pixel C's aspect ratio 4:3 is not wide enough, 16:10 is too wide

7. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

The chipset was the reason I got the Z4 tablet. Samsung got lazy with the tab s2

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I have the tab s2 and it's wicked fast! The current chipset in there now is solid even if it is a little older... If you don't own it you shouldn't judge on specs alone

16. torr310

Posts: 1696; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I own it and it's not that fast.

19. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Mine is. Other people that have used it say the same. But everyone's experience will be different.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They need an 820/8890 minimum, they need to stop cheaping out on their tablets. The only thing that comes close to the iPad pro is the pixel c.

11. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

What about the tab pro S or other core m products?

4. stardomains

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

Always hated tablets until I tried the S2 9.7". Finally a tablet that is smooth and runs fast among many other great things.

15. torr310

Posts: 1696; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You are right, but it could be better/more specs updated at that time.

5. skips

Posts: 489; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

I don't care much about what chipset they will use, but I sure do hope they don't skimp on battery this time. The 5870mAh seems kind of unimpressive and the 4000mAh on the 8.0 seems just flat out ridiculous (my Note 8.0's battery life with 4600mAh is just pathetic)

8. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Samsung tablet sales are up compared to the iPad. This is a good time for them to capitalize on this and bring out true flagship with the same specs as the Galaxy S7. They should just name it the Tab S3 so everyone knows it is the latest and greatest.

9. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

this'll be interesting. Though, the iPad Air 3 looks too good.

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, I predict it'll be the same old bastardized and overpriced ARM tablet joke...

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

These tablets don't need these beefed up chips. I have the 8 in tab s2 and that things flies through everything I put it through. Even kodi! The battery could be a little better but it's not bad. Overall it's a solid tablet and looks to last for a long time to come.

14. Krjal

Posts: 438; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I'm gonna have to find a different tablet brand I guess. Love my Tab S but there's no way I'm downgrading to a 4:3 ratio. Might as well make it a square. 16:10 gives me the option of reading quickly, doing work and scrolling through big lists in portrait or watching The Expanse on a beautiful widescreen in landscape. Is Sony the only vendor doing high powered widescreen tablets now?

17. torr310

Posts: 1696; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I hate the widescreen though.

18. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

Unfortunately, yes

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