Samsung has already introduced a nice spread of tablets this year, launching its new TabPRO and NotePRO models, but we’ve been under the impression that even more devices are on their way. We’ve seen plenty of evidence pointing to some lower-end Galaxy Tab4 models, and Samsung itself seemed to confirm their existence on its own site. Beyond that, we’ve been talking about the idea of Samsung returning to OLED displays for a tablet or two, and have been following some possible contenders. Today we see one such model return, alongside a slightly smaller tablet, in GFXBench performance results.
We’ve got Samsung models SM-T805 and SM-T700 here. The 805 is one we’ve heard before, and specifically with the claim that it’s one of these OLED tablets. We weren’t sure about its size earlier, but here it’s identified as having a 10.5-inch display. The 700, on the other hand, would get an 8.4-inch screen; both tablets would feature the same 2560 x 1600 resolution we got from the TabPRO models. Both should run Exynos 5 Octa SoCs, and while the 10.5-incher would get 3GB of RAM, the 8.4-inch version may end up with just 2GB.
The only problem is that we still don’t see any direct evidence pointing to the use of OLED panels. SamMobile continues to repeat its belief that the SM-T805 (and the 700, by association) is an OLED device, but hasn’t indicated just why it thinks so. Certainly, we would assume there’s some good reason to produce these models when the TabPROs already exist, and OLED might just be that answer, but we’re acting on a lot of faith at the moment.
We’re also a little concerned when the site brings up the SM-T230 and claims that it will be another OLED model, despite the much lower specs (1280 x 800 screen, A7-based SoC) and the fact that we expected this to be the Galaxy Tab4 7.0 and not one of these OLED models at all. Is someone getting their wires crossed?