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Now that Samsung has its high-end tablets on the market, the old Galaxy Tab line is due for a refresh while some different sized tablets with S-Pens could generate interest. It may happen sooner rather than later based on leaked benchmarks for three unannounced Samsung tablets with AMOLED displays running Android(s goog) 4.4.2.
SamMobile spotted information on the devices earlier this month, including a product name of SM-T805. That same name lines up with tablet benchmarks found online at GFXBench pointing to a 10.5-inch tablet with high-resolution 2560 x 1600 screen. Additional information on the tested device shows a 1.9 GHz Samsung octo-core processor inside along with a hexacore ARM Mali-T628 MP6 chip for graphics. Internal memory of 2.7 GB suggests a tablet with 3 GB of RAM and the tested slate has two cameras: 7 megapixels on the back and 2 megapixels on the front.
GFXBench also has test results for Samsung’s SM-T700 showing an 8.4-inch display with the same 2650 x 1600 resolution but with one gigabyte less memory. All of the other hardware information appears to be the same as the 10.5-inch tablet. SamMobile spotted a Bluetooth certification for Samsung’s SM-T230 and speculates this as an entry-level model based on a 1280 x 800 display and slower, 1.4GHz quad-core processor.
It’s likely that the smallest tablet will be the Galaxy Tab 4, or a variant of one. Benchmark tests wouldn’t show if Samsung is pairing any of these with its S-Pen but the company doesn’t include an S-Pen with its current Galaxy Tab 8.4 or 10.1 models. Given the high-resolution of these tested devices, I expect them to be S-Pen counterparts to the company’s latest Galaxy Tabs.