Samsung Galaxy Tab S 9.7 4G LTE (SM-T815) Just Benchmarked Twice?

In what could be either a authentic or made up benchmark of a tablet, a mobile device with the model name Samsung SM-T815 was benchmarked this morning, and if real, the model number would indicate this being the 2nd generation Super AMOLED tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 9.7 4G LTE.

The first benchmark stems from Gfxbench. There it is listed with some specs of course, though we already have the main specs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 9.7. In benchmark listings such as these, the specs listed are usually indicative and close to the hardware it actually is, but not always true in their identity. The processor here might be an example of that.

The benchmark says it was tested with a octa-core Samsung Exynos 5 Octa. But it's pretty much guaranteed that Samsung will run the latest Samsung Exynos 7 Octa processor, so upon closer inspection we see that the microarchitecture of the processor consists of 4xCortex A53 + 4xCortex A57 – ARMv7 big.LITTLE, and when we then add the GPU listings of a Mali-T760, it comes together as a Exynos 7 Octa 7420 or Exynos 7 Octa 7410 processor anyway, and not the old Exynos 5 processor. The processor along with the new aspect ratio is really the most interesting change in the Galaxy Tab S 2 tablets, another reason for our focus on the processor.

A different benchmark from Geekbench, listed a SM-T815 with a 32-bit processor last night, so we'll have to treat all information as either camouflaged or possibly unreal.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 9.7 SM-T815
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 9.7 (SM-T815)

The rest of the indicative specs are Android 5.0.2, a 9.6-inch screen with 2048 x 1536 resolution, 2.7GB RAM, 25GB storage, a 7MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, accelerometer, Bluetooth, compass, gps, gyroscope, lightsensor, pedometer, and Wi-Fi.

So all in all, close to the real specs of the real world Samsung Galaxy Tab S 9.7 specs that was listed last week.

We should expect some images to be leaked in a near future too now, and that will be something to look forward too, since the design is expected to be different from the present Galaxy Tab S tablets.

– Jim Miller