It seems Samsung is readying a successor to Galaxy Tab A tablets. We just spotted a Samsung device carrying the model no. SM-T385 over at Wi-Fi Alliance (along with other models SM-T385M, SM-T385C and SM-T380C), apart from a GFXbench listing for the same model no., which reveals its specs in full too.
Given that SM-T285 was how Samsung identified Galaxy Tab A 2016, in all probability, the SM-T385 looks to be Galaxy Tab A 2017. That it’s cleared Wi-Fi Alliance signals that it’s closer to release now.
That the Tab A 2017 would run Android 7.0 OS is a given from the Wi-Fi Alliance listing, the GFXbench listing not only confirms it, but also gets us a view of many other specs of the upcoming Samsung tablet.
Talking about Tab A 2017 specs, Samsung could use one of the latest budget processor in market right now from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 427 chipset, a 1.4GHz quad core CPU that is assisted by Adreno 308 GPU for better graphics processing. The Tab A 2017 could feature 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and a 8MP rear cam, with 5MP cam in the front for video chat and stuff.
The Tab A could come in two variants, but the SM-T385 one is a 8.0″ tablet, that could feature an average display registering resolution of 1200 x 800 pixels, which is fine as the Tab A series is known for being budget friendly.
Samsung has been doing a decent job of bringing a good majority of their devices to Nougat. Even though the remaining few devices are slated to receive the update towards the end of year, the OEM has not neglected their customers unlike many other OEMs (ahem! Xiaomi).