Samsung’s Mysterious Spreadtrum-Powered Tablet Pops Up On GFXBench And Geekbench

March 12, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Samsung is hoping to get back on the right path as far as profits go this year. The company is still making a lot of money in the mobile space, but their profits took a dive last year. This Korea-based company has recently announced their new flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The company expects these handsets to help them to overthrow Apple and become the world’s first smartphone manufacturer once again. Samsung is also releasing a significant amount of Android-powered tablets every year, their Galaxy Tab S offerings last year were really popular, and we’ll probably see their successors hit the market this year. We’re not here to talk about the high-end Samsung tablet though, but a low-end one(s).

A mysterious Samsung-branded tablet surfaced on GFXBench and Geekbench and revealed a part of its specifications. This is a low-end tablet and is codenamed SM-T561, let’s check it out. According to the listings, this device will feature a 9.6-inch 1280 x 800 display along with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Interestingly enough, the listing says that this tablet is powered by Spreadtrum’s SC8830 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz which ships with ARM’s Mali-400MP2 GPU for graphics. Android 4.4.4 will come pre-installed on this device, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI being installed on top of Google’s operating system, as usual.

So, as you can see, this is definitely a low-end offering by Samsung. This tablet is powered by Spreadtrum’s dual-core SoC and sports a the screen resolution isn’t necessarily low, but when you consider this is a 9.7-inch display we’re talking about here… it could be higher. This device will quite probably be aimed at developing markets and will probably be extremely affordable when it launches. We still have no information when this device might launch, or where the company will launch it first, but we’ll let you know as soon as we stumble upon some additional details regarding this device. Let us know what you think of this device in the meantime, leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you.