Samsung SM-T595 was published as Wi-Fi certified today by the official Wi-Fi body, which brought with it a few new official specs too in the process. The launch name for this tablet turned up as Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 Xl last week from the Bluetooth certification body, which is in accordance with the first tablet leaks from the start of the year too. But because this tablet is believed to be the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) from 2016, another name this tablet is referred to is also Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2018).
New Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 Xl (SM-T590/SM-T595) specs revealed today now includes Android 8.1 Oreo, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, with Wi-Fi Direct support. So far so good.
Last week’s official leaks also adds Bluetooth 4.2 to the specifications list.
Since this tablet is expected to be the new Full HD 10.1-inch Samsung tablet for 2018, we might be able to expect the tablet to hit the market in the same price category as the predecessor, which was $299 when it launched. At the moment it’s on sale for around $230.
Release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 Xl should be during the summer, based on the timing of the leaks and Samsung’s history of of launching tablets during this time period.
– Tom Bowen