Samsung?s Galaxy Tab line of upper mid-range tablets has yet to be equipped with 64-bit SoC (system-on-chip) but that may soon change as a new, unannounced variant of the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 apparently powered with said chipset has been spotted in a benchmark site.
Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 visits GFXBench
It appears that the South Korean tech giant is updating all of its current-gen devices with 64-bit chipsets to utilize the full potential of Android Lollipop. The most recent example is the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 tablet. A new variant with model number SM-T333 has appeared on popular benchmark site GFXBench. This leak was first noticed by Dutch site Galaxyclub.nl.
This upgraded version sports a 64-bit, quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz. If you carefully inspect the GFXBench listing, you?ll see that the model?s display resolution is 1,280×800 and measures 12.8 inches, instead of its namesake 8 inches. But according to GSM Arena, that may just be a case of wrong DPI setting.
64-Bit Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 variant
As mentioned, this new variant will come with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor from Qualcomm. It is the same processor powering the recent Samsung Galaxy A and Galaxy E series smartphones with Cortex A53 CPU as well as Adreno 306 GPU.
Base versions of Galaxy Tab devices do not have GSM connectivity and NFC. By integrating a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC in this variant, its very likely that it will come with LTE support when it finally hit shelves.
Similarities with current Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 model
Aside from the specs given, this SM-T333 model will sport similar features as the current Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 if the GFXBench listing prove to be accurate. It will still be furnished with 1.5GB RAM, 16 GB built-in storage, and will be run by Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS. On the photography department, the device carries that 3.15-megapixel main camera capable of recording 720p videos and 1.2-megapixel front shooter.
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