By Stephen Schenck | April 12, 2012 5:03 PM
Samsung seems to pride itself on having plenty of different Android tablet options available. In the past, they’ve largely been differentiated by screen size, but with upcoming models like the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1, it’s clear that Samsung is also interested in producing devices that offer different hardware options for the same size display. A new leak out of France names a couple possibly-unknown Samsung tablets, but are these just code names with which we’ve been unfamiliar, or might they speak to new hardware altogether?
The document in question lists several Samsung models, all by their proper commercial names, with the exception of the Espresso 7 and Espresso 10. Our first instinct may have been to assume these are just the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1, but then why use these names? After all, Samsung went public with their official titles months ago, and this document appears to be relatively recent. Still, if these really are separate models, wouldn’t we expect to see the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 listed in addition to them?
Assuming, for the moment, that the Espressos aren’t those Tab 2 models, what else could they be? Compared to the kind of quad-core excess and 1080p screens we’ve been seeing from other tablet manufacturers, those Tab 2s sound a little underpowered. If it’s true that Samsung is planning to outfit the Galaxy Note 10.1 with a new quad-core Exynos, could there be a chance that we could see similar hardware upgrades to the Tab 2, eventually arriving as this model?
Honestly, though, as unusual as this find may be, it’s pretty likely these are just the Tab 2s.