Samsung is all over the place when it comes to tablet launches lately, and though sales perspectives don’t look rosy, the Koreans continue to bolster their desktop PC replacement portfolio. The ink is barely dry on press releases announcing US launches of three Galaxy Tab Pro models and a Note Pro, yet another trio of Galaxy Tabs looms large on the horizon.
How large? Very, as the biggest, most impressive of the three has just got FCC’s blessing, signaling we’re likely weeks away from a formal introduction. And make no mistake, this Galaxy Tab 4 10.5 won’t break cover alone, but chaperoned by 7 and 8.4-inch “siblings”.
Hold on, was that 10.5 inches? Indeed, despite Samsung historically establishing 10.1 as the sweet spot for direct iPad rivals. The unusual form factor is confirmed both by FCC, where two GTab 4 variations were spotted, and GFX Bench, the popular benchmarking database that also spilled the beans on specifications.
Assuming the information revealed is correct (and I’d put money on that), the SM-T800, aka SM-T801, aka SM-T805 will essentially be a slightly larger Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 with the same breathtaking display resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixels), speedy 8-core 1.9 GHz Exynos 5 chip, hexa-core GPU, an extra 1 GB RAM (bringing the grand total to 3), 8 MP/2 MP cameras and pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat.
Weirdly, the battery is expected to tip the scales at a humble 6,900 mAh, though on the bright side odds are the Galaxy Tab 4 10.5 will be thinner and lighter as a consequence. Oh, and the WQXGA screen may use Super AMOLED technology instead of “Super Clear” LCD. Sounds like a winner… as long as it’s priced reasonably.
Via [Phone Arena]