Of all the things Samsung will present at its next Unpacked event, we assume that Galaxy Tab S7 it was least likely to come with any surprises. After all, previous leaks have detailed almost every aspect of the tablet and its older brother, the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus.
But now MySmartPrice has revealed an unexpected but extremely welcome update. The tablets will reportedly be the first to launch with Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 865 Plus chip, rumored to launch next month.
Evidence comes through a Geekbench listing for the SM-T875 (the model number for the Tab S7). The database entry shows a processor in which one of the cores has a clock speed of 3.09 GHz, a decent increase over the 2.84 GHz that the current Snapdragon 865 has.
In practice, this gives the Tab S7 quite enviable scores: 971 for the Geekbench single-core test and 2,984 for the multi-core test. For the sake of comparison, scores for the Tab S6 appears to range from 720 to 750 for the single-core test, and 2,300 to 2,500 for the multi-core test. So it’s a decent speed boost.
These scores are still far behind the iPad Pro 12.9 results we reviewed. Apple’s A12Z Bionic board scored 1,126 in the single-core test and 4,720 in the multi-core portion. But at least it looks like Samsung is closing the gap, and there are other notable updates on the way.
The list also points to 8GB of RAM for the tablet, so we can add that to the list of specs already revealed by the previous leak: a 120Hz screen, an included S Pen and a 7,760mAh or 10,090mAh battery (depending on whether you choose the Tab S7 or S7 Plus).
Yes, if you believe in previous reports, then there won’t be a big difference between the 11-inch Tab S7 and the 12.4-inch Tab S7 Plus, apart from the screen and battery size / It’s the same way Apple treats size differences in your iPad Pro line.
Speaking of the iPad Pro, the Samsung S Pen is also rumored to be get an update to align with Apple Pencil’s 9 ms response time. It is true that this rumor is specifically related to the Galaxy Note 20But we hope that the update will apply to the Tab S7 as well since it also has a 120Hz screen where users will really feel the difference.
Everything will be revealed soon. Samsung’s next unpacked event is supposedly scheduled for August 5, although since we are already waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G It wouldn’t be entirely surprising if Samsung introduced the Tab S7 through an earlier press release. Their what the company did with last year’s Tab S6, after all.