Samsung’s next flagship tablet could come in a 12.4″ size

Samsung’s next flagship tablet could come in a 12.4″ size

Samsung is among the handful of manufacturers still betting on Android tablets. Last year, it launched its flagship Galaxy Tab S6 with great audio and video capabilities, LTE connectivity, a powerful processor, DeX and S Pen support, and much more. In his review, Pranob vetted the Galaxy Tab S6 as the best Android tablet its status has remained unchanged since then – and, it probably will be the same till Samsung launches its next flagship tablet. The next flagship Galaxy Tab – whether Tab S7 or Tab S20 – is probably getting a major upgrade in terms of design and could come in bigger sizes than the Tab S6.


Samsung has reportedly already started working on the successor to the Galaxy Tab S6. The Dutch website Galaxy Club recently reported that at least two new flagship Galaxy Tab models with model numbers SM-T970 and SM-T975 are under development. Back then, the two models were at the early stages of development and only limited details were available. The publication had also reported that Samsung might launch the tablets just before the Galaxy Note 20 series.

But now, SamMobile has sourced some more crucial information about Samsung’s upcoming flagship tablets. According to the publication, there are two model numbers SM-T97x and SM-T87x (the “x” being a number which is currently not known), which will be available in two different sizes. Each of the models will have Wi-Fi and cellular variants. Notably, one of these alleged model numbers also matches what has was previously suggested by Galaxy Club.

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 features a 10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED display, the successor models are reported to come with 11-inch and a bigger 12.4-inch model, perhaps to bring it on par with the Apple iPad Pro. The 12.4-inch variant will also have bigger dimensions than the 11-inch model.

As for the specifications of the alleged Galaxy Tab S7 or Tab S20, the various models are expected to ship with the latest hardware, faster charging, Android 10, and predictably 5G support.

Do you think the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is a good competitor to the new Apple iPad Pro? What are some new features you’d like to see on flagship Android tablets? Let us know in the comments below.   

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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