New 8-inch Samsung SM-T330 tablet discovered - is it a Galaxy Tab 4?

It’s no secret that Samsung is planning a big tablet push this year. The South Korean company already unveiled four new high-end tablets, plus a fifth one that’s targeted at users on a budget. And more are yet to come.

Not long after we discovered the existence of the SM-T535, SM-T531 and SM-T530, now another previously unannounced Samsung device caught our attention: the SM-T330. This was approved by the Bluetooth SIG today, and that’s how we know it’s a tablet.

The SM-T330 also popped up at Zauba (the Indian import-export database that keeps on revealing new devices lately), where we can see that it has an 8-inch display.

SM-T330 is a model number that’s related to the SM-T310 / SM-T311 / SM-T315 (this is the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 launched in 2013) and the SM-T320 / SM-T325 (this is the new Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 announced earlier in January at CES).

SammyToday argues that the SM-T330 could be released as the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0. We’ll add that the new slate may have an AMOLED display - since Samsung seems to be ready to start mass-producing AMOLED panels for tablets next month. Of course, this is pure speculation. But perhaps we're going to see some of Samsung's alleged new tablets at MWC 2014 in late February - and we'll know more then.

sources: Bluetooth SIG, Zauba via SammyToday



6. docj8404

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

My specs may be a little ambitious, but I can see the 8' variant carrying a 1080p LCD display, 2GB RAM, a 2 Core Exynos A-15 5250 @ 1.7GHz, 16GB memory & a 4650MaH battery.. That wouldn't be such a bad tablet IMO..

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

My guess for future Tab 4s: Tab 4 7.0 (720p 1,7Ghz dual-core, now when Tab Lite exists) Tab 4 8.0 (Normal will have 1080p display and quad-core, while Pro is the same as Tab Pro, but with SD 805) Tab 4 10.1 (Same thing as 8")

4. Tech_Junkie1996

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

I love your optimism. 1.7 GHz? You might be lucky to get 1.5. HD display? If Samsung moves past 1024 by 600, I would be extremely surprised. They've had the Tab line for years and have yet to move up. Full HD on the 8"? That's highly unlikely, seeing his well it did last year without the high resolution. With their tablets, Samsung doesn't like to try. As much as I would love for this to be true, but, Samsung's history, I don't see it being true.

5. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I love your pessimism.

1. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Isn't it too soon to have the Tab 4 line?

2. docj8404

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Too soon? Not really.. The GT3 line was released in early summer of last year if I'm not mistaken. I would imagine if the GT4 line does end up being announced at MWC or soon thereafter, it may take anywhere between 1 1/2 - 3 months to reach the markets, placing it around the same time frame as last years offerings. That aside, we haven't seen an AMOLED tablet since mid 2011 with the GT 7.7, so I'd also like to think that Samsung will finally do something to distinguish their relatively bland GT line from 2013 & what better place to begin than with the display..

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