2 months ago, reports surfaced regarding a new Samsung tablet. Leaked under the codename SM-P205. The tablet they were reportedly working on was a Galaxy Tab A unit. There was much speculation regarding the specifications of the phone, but none of the claims were really confirmed or supported by any evidence until today. A Geekbench listing has been found under the same codename ‘SM-P205′ giving us some insight into the specifications of the phone.
The Exynos 7885 SoC will be powering the phone, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. The device also runs on the latest Android Pie 9.0 . The Geekbench listing does not specify the amount of internal storage but SamMobile claims that the internal storage will be 32 GB and the device will come in black and grey color options.
The device scored an impressive 1329 in single-core and 4150 in the multi-core tests, which is pretty decent for a mid-range device. The tablet’s score is on par with the Google Pixel C which starts at $499.
Moreover, it’s interesting to note that Samsung has frequently used the letter ‘P’ in the model numbers of Tablet’s that support the S Pen functionality. For example, SM-P580 (Galaxy Tab A 10.1), SM-P585 (Galaxy Tab A 8″). We can conclude from this that the upcoming tablet SM-P205 may also support the S Pen functionality. Furthermore, Samsung uses the last number in the tablet model number to specify the mobile dat-a variants of the devices, thus we can find out what region the tablet is manufactured for. Unfortunately, the model number SM-P205 does not line up with any past Galaxy tablets.
Taking into consideration the declining tablet sales, this tablet might be vital in deciding the future for Samsung’s tablet line. It was widely speculated that the tablet will be released in the 1st Quarter of 2019, but that seems highly unlikely at this point. We will keep you updated if any more information regarding the tablet is leaked or released.