The tablet just obtained federal certification in Taiwan, which has yielded a couple of of official (yet nostalgically blurrycam) images of the device. Surprise – it looks like a Samsung tablet.
That includes the familiar Samsung trio of buttons – it’s not removing the home button like the Galaxy S8 – and similar dimensions to the previous iteration. The metal frame is less noticeable this time around; it might be painted to match the black body in the photo, instead of the old silver.
The biggest difference is what appears to be a glossy glass back, which sounds a little dangerous for a device this size. It might just be plastic, but that would kill a lot of the premium feel.
Previous leaks have already detailed the specs:
- 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536 screen
- Snapdragon 820
- 4 GB Ram
- 64 GB Storage
- 12 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras
It won’t be long until we find out more. Samsung’s event kicks off on February 26 at 1 PM ET.