More and more devices are headed our way being powered by 64-Bit processors, and the latest to pass through the FCC waiting for approval is Samsung’s upgraded Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, a slightly improved version with a different processor running on the 64-bit architecture, instead of the 32-Bit quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz that we saw powering the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 which released last year in June of 2014. Samsung has been testing this new and improved version of the mid size tablet and as it landed at the FCC recently it looks like it could be getting ready for a launch. We may end up hearing about the tablet at the upcoming Unpacked event that is scheduled to take place on March 1st as part of Mobile World Congress 2015.
While we already have a slight idea on some of the possible specifications which includes a possible 1.4GB of RAM and 12GB of internal storage space, nothing so far has been made official on what this tablet will be packing. As we’re just now seeing the 8-inch slate pass through the FCC and there were rumors of a possible 10-inch display version with the upgraded processor coming as well, we may end up seeing that model of the Galaxy Tab 4 pass through the FCC before too long as well.
Usually devices passing through the FCC is one of the last stops for a device before it makes its way to a launch or official unveiling, so we wouldn’t be surprised to hear about this from Samsung in the near future although since this is just a revamp with upgraded specs it seems, they may not make a big announcement of the device at all. The FFC documentation lists the tablet that was tested by the FCC last month on January 8th as model number SM-T333, which is the same model number of the device that showed up on Zauba.com in December, so it would be safe to assume that we’re looking at the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 refresh here. This isn’t going to be a high-end tablet from Samsung but it won’t be a bad device for someone looking for a nice mid-ranger and if the specs come out as they’re expected then we probably won’t be looking at a very high price tag either compared to Samsung’s top tier offerings.