The Galaxy Tab A2 10.5 is supposed to be an affordable version of the unannounced Galaxy Tab S4
Samsung is gearing up for a new tablet called Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 10.5. It previously passed FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Bluetooth certification, Eurasian Economic Commission and even appeared in a couple of live photos via FCC. Now the device clears China Compulsory Certification (CCC or 3C) and National Communications Commission (NCC) certification.
The new certifications (3C & NCC) doesn’t reveal much except that both the variants SM-T590 and SM-T595 will come with 9.0VDC 1.67A which means it will come with support for fast charging. From the different model numbers, there will be different variants with Wi-Fi (SM-T590) and LTE (SM-T595).
From the previous leaks, Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 10.5 comes with sleek bezels and no physical home button. There is no fingerprint sensor to be seen and has an on-screen capacitive button. It features a 10.5-inch display with a resolution of WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels). There is a USB-Type C port and may feature dual speakers alongside it.
The upcoming tablet is the successor to the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with model number SM-T585 launched two years back. Its one of the three tablets currently under development by Samsung, the other two being Galaxy Tab S4 and Galaxy Tab Advanced 2. The Galaxy Tab A2 is supposed to be a cheaper alternative to the yet to be announced Galaxy Tab S4. So, we can expect it to be powered by a low-power chipset and be priced affordably.
As for the launch, there is no official date from the South Korean Electronics giant. But, after all these certifications we can be sure it’s around the corner. The next launch event is in August where it would be unveiling the Galaxy Note 9. But chances are it will not be showcased there as they wouldn’t want their devices competing for the limelight.