A new Galaxy Tab A2 XL tablet with model number SM-T595 has appeared on Bluetooth SIG certification website today.
It seems to be the very same device that had appeared with “gta2xl” codename along other upcoming Samsung devices in the leaked Oreo beta build for Galaxy Note 8 in February. At that time, it was speculated that the tablet may debut as Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2018. It can be assumed through the appearance of the new tablet on the Bluetooth SIG’s website that it may either release as Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2018 or Galaxy Tab A2 XL in the market.
There is no information available on the specifications of the Galaxy Tab A2 XL. The listing only reveals that the tablet carries support for Bluetooth 4.2.
In 2016, the South Korean company had released Galaxy Tab A that featured a 10.1-inch display. It was made available in two models such as SM-T580 (Wi-Fi) and SM-T585 (Wi-Fi + LTE). Hence, the SM-T595 model that has surfaced on BTSIG website could be the LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab A2 XL. Its Wi-Fi only variant may have a model number of SM-T590. In the previous month, the both models SM-T590 and SM-T595 had received certification from Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).
In March 2016, Samsung had launched the Galaxy J7 (2016) powered by Exynos 7870 chipset and it used the same mid-range SoC to power the original Galaxy Tab A 10.1 that was announced in May. Hence, it is likely that the Galaxy Tab A2 XL will be a mid-range tablet that will be powered a modest chipset.
Now that the Galaxy Tab 2 XL has received some of the necessary certifications, it appears that its launch date may not be far away.