Pictures of the upcoming new/additional 8.0-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 VE (SM-T719) aka Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T719) have now leaked, courtesy of the Chinese cellular regulatory board TEENA.
As our readers know from before, the only new/different specs inside this tablet appears to be the 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, with Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU, instead of the regular octa-core Samsung Exynos processor found in the original Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 that just started receiving Android 6.0 updates by the way.
What we can see from the SM-T719 images however is that there are now three little holes on top of the tablet instead of two holes, for sensors and front camera, and on the back we notice that the camera has been moved further down. The chance in camera position could be to accommodate the cellular antennas, or simply to rebalance the tablet, although I like the way that this tablet is balanced already.
We should expect the same changes on all the upcoming 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch models SM-T813, SM-T818, SM-T819, and SM-T713, SM-T718, SM-T719.
Since the design is slightly new, even if the thickness and weight remains the same along with the general specs, it still has just enough change to it to be launched as a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, but recent firmware leaks have nevertheless suggested that it will be called Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 VE in some markets.
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