The U.S. Federal Communications Commission recently gave its approval to the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7, and now China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center has signed off on the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0. Samsung itself has said nothing about these so far.
The Chinese agency’s website indicates that the mid-size model will have an 8-inch 1536 x 2048 AMOLED display, and will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on a octa-core 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor. It will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, as well as a 4000mAH battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 is expected to have these same specifications, with just a few exceptions. For example, its 9.7-inch screen might give room for a larger battery. The FCC indicates it’s headed for AT&T with 4G LTE onboard.
Prices and a release date for these models remain unknown. They are clearly replacements for last year’s Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 and Tab S2 8.0, which debuted at $499.99 and $399.99 respectively.