Earlier today, a slew of new tablet offers was spotted on a US-based retailer website, suggesting they are heading toward a release. The devices in question include the Galaxy Tab E 7.0, Tab E 8.0, Tab E Lite and Tab E Lite Kids. After the 8-inch one already obtained an FCC certificate, now it is the smaller Tab E 7.0's turn.
According to the document, the tablet will have a 7-inch display, which in case the name wasn't clear about it. The actual model number listed for the device is either SM-T280 or its alternative version SM-T285 and its exact dimensions are 186mm x 117mm x 180mm with a non-removable battery. Other info, shared with FCC is scarce and only includes mentions of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, both quite expected.
Luckily, another recent leak provides some more insight on the hardware of the Galaxy Tab 7.0, or at least the SM-T285, said to be the network-enabled one with 4G. It will be powered by a 1.3GHz Spreadtrum SC8830 chipset with a Mali-400 MP2 GPU, and have a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. There will be 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal memory. It will have two cameras – a 5MP main one and a 0.3MP one on the front.
For reference, the Samsung Galaxy S2 had a Mali-400MP4. This had better be one seriously cheap (as in $49) tablet.