It’s been almost 2 months since the first specs leaked for Samsung’s upcoming new 8-inch Android 7.0 tablets SM-T380 and SM-T385, but thanks to the latest FCC documents, some more specs have leaked, so now we pretty much just need know what tablet family Samsung is going to place their new tablet in.
According to Sammobil, it’s not a part of the rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab Active II family, since that tablet is supposed to carry the SM-T390 and SM-T395 model numbers. But it might just be the non-active version then.
The illustration from FCC shows the main outline of the tablet, and it shows that the camera is accompanied by a LED flash underneath too. The resolution of the cameras are 5MP on the front and 8MP on the back of the tablet. The drawing actually resembles a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active tablet without the final protective cover, which has the pen integrated into the top of the cover.
But at least the illustration shows the perforated bottom for the speakers, and also the bottom middle USB C port. And this USB Type-C port was also identified when I looked through what cables Samsung SM-T380 (Wi-Fi) and SM-T385 (4G LTE) were tested with for their FCC approval, which turned out to be Samsung’s USB 3.1 Type C to Type-A cable.
This tablet has also been identified with a 5000 mAh 19Wh battery at 4.35V.
Other specs leaked includes a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, with 2GB of RAM, and at least one model have been tested with 16GB of storage. It also has dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.
This tablet have been certified by all the appropriate governing bodies, so the launch of this tablet should be expected between August and September now.
– Tom Bowen