Verizon is on a quest. A quest to bring each and every new Android tablet on its network, be it a slightly older 10 incher from Samsung, gargantuan S Pen-toting 12 incher or budget-friendly LG-made effort.
Next up, Big Red has its sights set on a couple of other Samsung slates, namely the fresh but fairly unexciting Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and Tab 4 8.0. The former asked and received FCC’s blessing in LTE-enabled form a few days ago, and the latter closely followed it at the federal agency, signaling a simultaneous launch, possibly as soon as this month.
May, at the latest. Like big brother, the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, aka SM-T337V, supports 4G LTE on bands 4 and 13, so it’s most definitely headed for the number one carrier stateside. Not much else is revealed by way of the gadget’s FCC certification, however the full list of features is known and documented already.
Running Android 4.4 KitKat out the box, the 8 incher is at best a mid-range offering, with disappointing 1,280 x 800 screen resolution, sub-par 3 and 1.3 MP cameras, puny 4,450 mAh battery and mediocre 1.2 GHz quad-core chip.
On the bright side, the humble spec sheet should command a low price on Verizon, especially when committing to a 24-month contract. Sooo, $150?