If we are to believe the rumors, it seems that Samsung is not ready to give up just yet on the tablet form factor. The Korean gadget giant is supposedly coming out with new tablet devices this year, and one of those is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced 2. A manual for the device has somehow surfaced online, and it gives us an idea of what the device will look like, as well as some of the features it might bring.
Just recently, a Samsung tablet with the model number SM-T583 received Bluetooth certification, and this is supposed to be the model that will arrive in the market as the Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced 2. Judging from the model number, this device looks to be the upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, whose model number is SM-T580. If you remember, this was a tablet with a 10.1-inch display, options for S-pen usage, powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor, and was upgradable to Nougat.
So what will the Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced 2 look like? As far as the manual is concerned, the new tablet will still use the Exynos 7870 chipset. It will have a 1920×1200 pixel display, and will run on Android Oreo. The manual also shows support for Bluetooth 4.2, microSD, surround-effect sound with Dolby Atmos, and Bixby.
The sketches in the manual also show that that the tablet has no home button, possibly in keeping with modern design. Charging might be via USB Type-C, and there is a front camera with LED flash. The camera on the back will reportedly have autofocus, HDR and panorama mode features. Are you excited about this tablet?