Samsung is testing a tablet with a 10.5″ 2,560×1,600 touchscreen, maybe AMOLED
Samsung has long been rumored to be working on the second ever tablet with an AMOLED touchscreen (following the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from 2011). And today we may have gotten the first glimpse onto its specs.
That’s because a yet-unannounced 10.5″ Samsung tablet with a screen resolution of 2,560×1,600 got benchmarked using GFXbench. Hence, its results are public, but more importantly – its specs have come out.
Back in January, a report from South Korea (Samsung’s home country, let’s not forget) said that the company would begin mass producing 10.5″ AMOLED screens in February. Now that we’re already in March, perhaps that has happened indeed – and those panels could be made for this tablet, the SM-T800 series. Going by Samsung’s recent antics with regard to its model number naming scheme, we expect the Wi-Fi-only version of this device to be the SM-T800, whereas the 4G LTE-capable one to be SM-T805.
Incidentally, it’s the latter that got benchmarked. What’s interesting though is that despite having a SIM card slot (a clear giveaway that it’s not a Wi-Fi-only iteration), the T805 features Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 5420 processor. That’s a bit odd considering that Samsung’s current high-end tablet line (the Tab Pro and Note Pro) has, in all cases, used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset for its LTE-enabled members. Though the exact same Exynos does appear in the Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, for example.
The processor in the T805 has a cluster of four ARM Cortex-A15 cores clocked at up to 1.9 GHz, and a cluster of four ARM Cortex-A7 cores, which we’re assuming go up to 1.3 GHz. Moving further, the benchmarked T805 tablet has 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, an 8 MP rear camera (incorrectly listed as 7 MP in GFXbench despite its resolution being accurate – such things have happened before, though), a 2 MP front camera, Bluetooth, GPS, a compass, Wi-Fi, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a light sensor, and it runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
It doesn’t have a barometer, NFC support, or a proximity sensor. The rear camera has a LED flash and is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording.
These are all the details we have for now, but given the peculiar screen size this is most likely Samsung’s next tablet to come with an AMOLED screen. Aside from that, though, its specs are virtually identical to those of the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. That said, because of the more expensive display technology used, we expect it will cost even more than the LCD-toting 10-inch Tab Pro.