Samsung doesn’t seem to understand that tablets aren’t doing well anymore, so they’re expanding their lineup. The latest model they’re working on is a Galaxy Tab A unit, that just leaked under the codename SM-P205. Let’s see what it’s all about.
We’ve heard it through the grapevine that Samsung was prepping a larger number of slates for 2019 and this may just be one of them. The newcomer fits with the Galaxy Tab A series and it’s expected to pack 32 GB of internal storage and it’ll be available in both black and grey finishes. The firmware of the device also appeared under the number P205DXU0ARL4.
It’s also not very clear if it’ll run Android 9.0 Pie or not, especially since the software is going to debut as a preinstalled platform only on the Galaxy S10, in Samsung’s lineup. This is an entry level tablet for sure, with thicker bezels than you’d find on a flagship and it’s expected to drop sometime in Q1 2019. If there’s one thing that could define a Galaxy Tab A model, that’s the battery life.
It’s always been rock solid and I don’t expect that to change. Also, having the Office package on it from Microsoft is a big plus. Expect a debut at MWC 2019, or maybe sooner, at CES 2019. A LCD display should be in the mix in lieu of a Super AMOLED and also a single rear camera.