A particular version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is causing a little commotion these days after it has been discovered that a cellular 3G/4G LTE version have been sold with a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor instead of the regular octa-core processor from Samsung.
This version was discovered in a FCC filing last year, but officially it was never released. In the US, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile sold the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE with Samsung’s Exynos processor instead.
But during the holidays, some people were able to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE SM-T707V version on sale from Verizon anyway, with a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 instead. Now some of those customers are worried about support and future updates for the model they’ve acquired.
Some official support can be found here though:
And if you want to buy this particular model yourself, it’s still available, but not on sale any longer:
The processor on this “special edition” Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is the same as the one you’ll find on the Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4, the tablet that the Tab S was built upon anyway, the main difference between them being the Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S.
– Jim Miller