The Samsung followers over at Sammobile noticed that the upcoming new Samsung SM-T385 version of the tablet that may be called Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017), have just been certified by the official telecommunications agency in China, which brings with it the first pictures of the new Samsung tablet too.
From before, Samsung SM-T380 / SM-T385 have been both benchmarked and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certified. So we had the general specs from before, but now also know the differences between the Wi-Fi SM-T380 model and the 4G LTE SM-T385 model.
Just as it has often been the case on tablets, the 4G LTE version have been shown to have both 3GB and 2GB of RAM and 32GB and 64GB storage, while the Wi-Fi version have been spotted with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage, with support for microSD memory cards up to 256GB.
The 8-inch sceen features a HD resolution of 1280 x 800, while it’s powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor.
It ran Android 7.1.1 during certification in China, which corresponds to the Android 7.0 and Android 7.1.1 it was first benchmarked with back in spring.
The 4G LTE model was specified as having a 5000 mAh battery, which could suffice with specs like thess, and still give the tablet a 10 hour battery life.
For video calls and photography, it has a 5MP front camera, and a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording. Wi-Fi comes in the form of dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support.
The weight of the SM-T380 / SM-T385 is 354 grams, while it’s 8.9mm thick, and if the bezel on the tablet turns out to be as thin as in the pictures, then this tablet may have Samsung’s thinnest tablet bezel to date.
– Tom Bowen