A previously unheard of tablet by the name Panasonic TAB-A02-SD appeared on Gfxbench yesterday.
It doesn’t carry the Toughpad name, so we’re excited to see what Panasonic is up to here, although the hardware specs aren’t anything to get too excited about.
It’s listed as a 10.1-inch Android 5.0 tablet that has a resolution of 1280 x 800, with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Marvell PXA1928 processor, Vivante Corporation PXA1928 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, with two mid-range cameras.
It does feature a wide range of sensors, including NFC, so that could indicate that it is some form of rugged tablet for industrial and outdoor use, but at the same time it has a new model name, with an early number and letter, so maybe Panasonic is starting a new more mainstream range of tablets soon, or it could be just another one for the education market too.
Their newest tablet costs over $2,000 even if it’s only a 5-inch tablet.
Their larger new 20-inch 4K tablet Panasonic Toughpad 4K meanwhile will launch in July.
– Jim Miller