Every now and then, the FCC will go over devices that don’t really seem to be destined for the U.S. market. For example, take a look at the most recent Samsung tablet given a once over as evidenced by documents published on the agency’s web site.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 managed to pass through the FCC with nary a hitch. It has built-in cell networking access, and is being referred to as the SM-T315 variant. The strange thing is that even though it comes with 4G LTE, it’s in a form that’ll only work in a few countries which do not include the U.S. So this particular version of the tablet, if it is to be used with mobile data with the likes of AT&T, won’t ever achieve anything past 3.5G speeds.
Of course, the rest of the tablet will probably be as it should — with highlight features that include an 8-inch screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
It might still be a while until this tablet becomes for sale anyway, so if you’re hunting for a sub-10-inch tablet, then you would be better off setting your sights on something else.