Geekbench results from a Samsung SM-X506B tablet (codename “Birdie”) were discovered in September. The rumor at the time was that this was the new FE slate, which leakster Roland Quandt has now confirmed.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 FE, like its predecessor, will reportedly have an LCD (presumably a larger LCD than the one on the Tab S8, while the Tab S8+ and S8 Ultra have AMOLED displays).
The Tab S8 FE, like its predecessor, will have native stylus support via a Wacom digitizer.
The tablet will be powered by MediaTek’s Kompanio 900T chipset, which is a 6nm chip with 2x Cortex-A78 (at 2.4GHz, though the benchmark reported 2.6GHz) + 6x A55 (2.0GHz) and a Mali-G68 MC4. This is similar to the Density 900 in that it includes an integrated 5G modem.
This confirms previous reports that the SM-X506B will be the 5G version of the Galaxy Ta S8 FE. There will also be a Wi-Fi-only model, which is expected to be called the SM-X500.
During the test, the slate was running Android 13, which should have included the most recent One UI 5 version. That unit had 4GB of RAM, which is also the standard capacity for the Tab S7 FE.
The price of the new slate is unknown at this time, but FE models are less expensive than the base Tab S of the given generation. The Tab S7 FE, for example, began at €650 for a Wi-Fi-only model, while the Tab S8 was priced at €750.