I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, and I dislike false rumors on tablets, but those of us who are great fans of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 and Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 may have a reason to get excited today, as a brand new tablet with model number Samsung SM-T927 was officially Wi-Fi certified with Android 8.0 a few minutes ago today on August 31st.
(UPDATED: See updated news on the Samsung SM-T927)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 and Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 are some of the highest rated tablets from Samsung ever, and despite being launched in 2014, they are still very much in use on a daily basis among those who bought it, as they have 2560 x 1600 resolution, 4 window multitasking capabilities, Exynos 5 Octa/Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, 3GB of RAM, a very long list of good apps and free content and subscriptions, a long battery life, and very high quality overall.
But as the updates stopped at Android 5.1.1, a lot of people have been hoping and waiting for Samsung to launch new 12-inch Android tablets.
So is the Samsung SM-T927A it? We can’t tell for sure, since only the model number is what indicates that it’s a new 2018-2019 model in the 12.2-inch series. The only other large Android tablet from Samsung said to be in line for launch is the new Samsung Galaxy View 2 at 17 inches, but the new Galaxy View 2 will most likely carry another model number.
But today’s official catch is an official leak and not a rumor, and we can see that this new Samsung tablet have been officially certified with Android 8.0 Oreo, and dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.
The lack of ac Wi-Fi cover in the filings makes me curios, but we’ll have to wait for more leaks before we can draw the conclusion that ac Wi-Fi is missing, or if it’s a typo, or if Samsung is running several different versions of firmware and hardware that prevents the ac Wi-Fi from showing up in the first official filings.
– Tom Bowen