Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE SM-T707V With Qualcomm CPU Sold In US

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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Some official support can be found here though:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SM-T707VZWAVZW#manualsDownloads

And if you want to buy this particular model yourself, it’s still available, but not on sale any longer:
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/SAMSUNG-GALAXY-TAB-S-16GB-VZW-WHT/3543314.aspx

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

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