Without Samsung, the Android tablet landscape would be a bit barren lately. With both the popularity of tablets and the replacement cycles not quite being what manufacturers would dream of the number and variation in Android Tablets has actually reduced.
Last month an 8″ Samsung tablet with a stylus made it’s way through the fcc. Today we’ve spotted another tablet device from Samsung, this one is 9.7″, and we’re betting it’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7″ LTE model.
So what can we tell from the filing? From the image and filing dimensions, we know this is a 9.7″ 4:3 device. The inclusion of the two circles on the rear left of the device mimic the accessory plugs from the Tab S2 last year allowing for cases to ‘snap’ in.
Internally we’re seeing the standard FCC radio disclosures including:
- 9.7″ display
- Bluetooth 4.2 LE
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- LTE (only one sku so bands are less relevant)
- a CPU clock speed of 1.6 MHz.
- 237.1 x 168.8 mm
- Headphone port
FCC filings are hit and miss on details and companies are getting better and disclosing nothing extra in their filings. We will have to wait to find out things like RAM, Storage and if this is Samsung’s first USB C tablet?
At present on the LTE SKU of a 9.7″ tablet has been approved, we could well see an 8″ version as well as WiFi-only SKUs. As always we’ll keep our eyes out and let you know what we find.
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