Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 with swings by FCC with rare form of 4G LTE
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.