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Samsung could launch new affordable tablet with Snapdragon 662

It has been a few months since Samsung launched a new affordable tablet in the Galaxy Tab A series. However, a possible sighting of a new tablet from Samsung is being reported. The device, sporting model number SM-T5050, has been found in Geekbench’s database, and it appears to use a Snapdragon processor.

Going by the model number, it could end up being launched as the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2020), but only time will tell its real name. The upcoming Galaxy Tab A series tablet scored 317 points and 1,358 points in Geekbench’s CPU performance benchmark test. The tablet runs Android 10, has 3GB RAM, and uses a Qualcomm processor with codename ‘Bengal.’

SM-T505 uses Snapdragon 662 chipset

Going by the information available in the kernel source code, Bengal has an octa-core Kryo 260 CPU (4+4 clusters) and an Adreno 610 GPU with a 980MHz clock speed. Both, the Snapdragon 662 or the Snapdragon 665, match the description. However, the one used in the SM-T505 seems to be the Snapdragon 662.

Announced earlier this year, the Snapdragon 662 is a newer chipset than the Snapdragon 665. It uses an 11nm process and features the up to 192MP camera sensor support, LPDDR4X RAM, Hexagon 683 DSP, X11 LTE modem, GPS, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB 3.1 Type-C support, and Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility.

We can expect Samsung to launch more affordable tablets later this year, after the launch of its two high-end tablets: the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+.

Samsung SM-T505 Geekbench

  • Model: SM-T505
  • Dimensions: Tablet: 157.4 x 247.6 x 7 mm
  • Display: 10.4 inch / 264.16 mm TFT
  • CPU: Snapdragon 662
  • Camera: 8MP
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