Rumours of Samsung working on a bunch of tablets have been making their rounds on the Internet over the past few weeks. But there wasn’t anything concrete leaked, besides their model numbers, for us to believe they were in the works.
But now, according to a user agent profile for the device, it seems that a 7in Samsung tablet’s soon making its way to India for testing purposes. Described as the Samsung SM-T239, the unit is said to have a 1280 x 800 touch screen, and mobile data connectivity (since it claims to have a SIM card slot).
Sources are speculating, from the model number, that the unit could potentially be a 7in version of the Galaxy Tab 5. The source also highlights that the purported device could sport a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, potentially part of a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset.
Since sources have claimed that the Samsung tablet line-up could feature 4:3 aspect ratio displays (which have been used by every iPad released), they say that the company could instead, be looking to stay set with a 16:10 form factor for the SM-T239.
But then again, nothing’s set in stone. Google released the Nexus 9 in a 4:3 ratio, so Samsung might want to follow its lead on this. No other information including specs and looks were leaked, so we’re waiting on some speculations on that to get a fuller picture of how the alleged tablet might look.
That also means we won’t be seeing it too soon – word’s out that it will only be launched sometime in Q2 or Q3 this year. But on the bright side, that could mean that it will come out of the box running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.