Update | New Samsung and Huawei tablets may be on the way
Earlier leaks have pointed to a slew of new tablets that are to be released in the near future. Should these rumors prove true, they will be new generations of popular Android 8-inch-plus devices from well-known series and OEMs. These are the Huawei MediaPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs.
Probable new examples of both product lines have been alluded to in new regulatory device approvals, allegedly uncovered in the Eurasian Economic Commission's (EEC) database. They include new certifications for the Huawei MediaPad M6. Such a device has already been spotted on possibly prospective listings with Chinese retailers. Interestingly, it is described by the EEC as coming with "spare parts", hinting that this MediaPad may come with accessories such as a stylus (or, perhaps, is just really fragile).
The EEC has also just approved Samsung devices that may be new Galaxy Tabs. The relevant document actually contains 4 discrete model numbers: SM-T545, SM-T545X, SM-T865X and SM-T865. The latter has been seen in leaks before, and is thought to be a successor for a premium slate, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. Its latest apparent reference in regulatory literature indicates that this is indeed the case, and that it comes in 2 variants, 1 of which is likely to be LTE-capable.
The SM-T545 and SM-T545X are new ones on the Samsung portfolio, however. These numbers most closely resemble that for the Galaxy Tab 4 (10.1). However, there is another compelling possibility: the Tab Active Pro, which has popped up as a new trademark with the UK's intellectual property office (UKIPO). This document does not list the new apparent Samsung device's specs; however, judging by its name, it may be a rugged tablet for 2019.
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