Samsung has been testing out an upgraded version of its Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 with a 64-bit processor. Now, it looks like the new Android tablet could be cleared for landing in the U.S. after passing through the FCC.
The filing in question refers to a device with the model number SM-T333, which the FCC tested for a few days last month, but that’s all the info we get. Thankfully, a Samsung gadget with the same model number was spotted on benchmarking site GFXBench several weeks earlier, sporting a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor, an 8-inch HD display, 1.4GB of RAM (probably 1.5GB officially), and 12GB of storage (probably 16GB). It also packs a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Earlier leaks suggest Samsung could also offer a larger 10.1-inch version of the new Tab 4 with similar specs and the same 64-bit processor. Both devices are likely to come pretty cheap, with the smaller slate priced at roughly $331 on Indian shipping site Zauba.
Now that it’s passed through the FCC, it probably won’t be long before these new tablets make an official appearance. It’s possible Samsung could announce the news next month at Mobile World Congress, though this could also end up being a pretty quiet launch.
Thanks to Sam for the tip.