The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 was launched in April 2014, and was recently succeeded by the new and improved Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0. But for months now, a new model, still carrying the SM-T230 model number of the original Galaxy Tab 4 have surfaced at various certification agencies.
It has been certified with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which would be an upgrade from the Android 5.1 Lollipop that Galaxy Tab 4 runs in most markets now. But then it has also been benchmarked with an octa-core processor, which is a step up from the original quad-core processor. And that indicates that this is a new tablet entirely, despite Samsung deciding to run with the same SM-T230 model number.
So after talking to people, it now appears that the new SM-T230NW tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab4 Advanced 7.0 for businesses. Samsung have already launched one such business tablet based on the original 10.1-inch Tab 4, and now it looks as if the Samsung Galaxy Tab4 Advanced 7.0 is the next addition. In that case, this will not be a tablet we will see in stores, since it will be sold by Samsung as a b2b tablet exclusively.
The specs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab4 Advanced 7.0 include a 7-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, Android 6.0, an octa-core 1.7 – 1.5 GHz processor with a Mali-T830 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 1.2MP front camera, and 3MP rear camera.