During the first few months of this year there were indications that Samsung was planning to release an update to their top-end Galaxy Tab S3 in the form of the Galaxy Tab S4. More recently, some renders of that device surfaced showing a move to maximize the screen real estate and then a leak of a possible S Pen being in the mix came up. Now it appears Samsung is planning to release some other tablets in an effort to cover the spectrum of the market, not just the top end. In the case of the Galaxy Tab A2, Samsung also appears to be using a consistent design approach to their tablet devices.
As seen in some photos that are believed to be of the Galaxy Tab A2, Samsung has abandoned the fingerprint scanner/home button on the front of the device in much the same manner as the Galaxy Tab S4. Likewise, the screen, which is expected to measure 10.5-inches and run at a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, is stretched to cover most of the front of the device, shrinking bezels in the process. Like the Galaxy Tab S4, it is not as extreme as the bezel-less designs we see in phones, but it is minimal compared to most tablet devices.
Like the Galaxy Tab S4, the Galaxy Tab A2 will come equipped with a USB-C port.
Yet a third tablet appears to be in the works for Samsung, the Galaxy Tab Advanced2. This one is expected to come with a 10.1-inch screen again running at 1920 x 1200 resolution and with a USB-C port. Internally, the Galaxy Tab Advanced2 is expected to have an Exynos 7870 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 7300 mAh battery. Like the others, Samsung does not include a physical home button on this device which is expected to be the successor to 2016’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.
No release or announcement dates have surfaced yet for any of the new tablet devices.