A brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 has been spotted on TENAA, as well as in a Bluetooth certification. This means that the next iteration of the tablet family is well on its way, which, frankly, surprised us a little.
Earlier this month, the current generation Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, received a 64-bit processor upgrade and so did the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, a few months earlier, so we naturally assumed Samsung was futureproofing its tech and thus postponing a fifth series.
A set of recently uncovered TENAA certification pages definitely says otherwise. According to the enclosed specifications, the pair of devices will come equipped with an 8.0-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Both will also feature quad-core CPUs, clocked at 1.2 GHz, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
In terms of dimensions, the Tab 5 will be thinner than the previous Galaxy Tab 4, but perhaps, a little shorter and wider. The certification pages for both models seem to show little difference between then, so at this point, we can't really be sure what their main distinction will be. The SM-P355C is listed as being a little heavier and only with white color as an option, although its picture clearly shows a different pallet.
The camera setup on the P variant is also described in more detail. The tablet should come with a 5MP main shooter and a 2MP front one. Judging from the photos, the SM-T355C will also come with two cameras, most probably the same. Undoubtedly, both models will run Android Lollipop out of the box and if rumors are to be belied, will also come with a stylus, better known as S Pen, just like Samsung's Note series. It will, allegedly, reside in a slot neat the upper right corner of the Galaxy Tab 5.
There is no official information on the new Tab series yet and we will surely know more about the upcoming tablets once Samsung discloses its future plans for the Galaxy Tab lineup.
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