Remember when Samsung trolled us by adding an ear speaker and voice calling capabilities to the international version of the Galaxy Note 8.0? The sometimes-jester of tech is back again, this time with a 7-inch ear speaker-equipped tablet dubbed the Galaxy Tab 3. To be fair, there probably wouldn’t be much to talk about if not for the Tab 3′s phablet features because the rest of the specs are decidedly dull — Samsung’s new slate includes a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 1,024 x 600-pixel display measuring 7 inches diagonally, a 3-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and optional cellular connectivity. The Galaxy Tab 3 will launch sometime in May, though pricing hasn’t yet been announced. Samsung’s full press release follows below. More →
Details surrounding Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Tab tablets may have just leaked, suggesting the company is planning a modest specification bump for its upcoming Galaxy Tab slates. Greek blog Techblog.gr reports that the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 are both set to debut in June or July, though neither device seems terribly exciting according to the rumored specs. The blog states that the larger of the two Galaxy Tab 3 slates will feature a 10.1-inch display with 1280 × 800 pixels, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel camera, a 7,000 mAh battery, optional LTE and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The smaller Galaxy Tab 3 will reportedly include similar specs but with an 8-inch display at the same resolution. The claims contradict a number of earlier reports, which suggested the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 would debut in September with Samsung’s eight-core Exynos processor and a full HD display.
A new report suggests Samsung (005930) is preparing to unveil a new Galaxy Tab tablet later this year. According to SamMobile, the slate will be equipped with either a 10.1-inch or 11.6-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD resolution and an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor. The tablet could come to market as the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus to separate the device from other non-HD Galaxy Tab models. An earlier report claimed that Samsung would debut the Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Tab 3 in September at the IFA trade show in Berlin.
The next major addition to Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy Note lineup — the Galaxy Note III “phablet” — may be set to debut at the IFA 2013 conference, which kicks off on September 2nd this year. The report comes from SamMobile, which has a good track record when reporting details about unannounced Samsung devices. The blog also claims that Samsung’s next major Galaxy tablet iteration, the Galaxy Tab 3, will debut at IFA 2013 as well. No specs or details regarding launch timing were provided for either device.
Benchmark results allegedly belonging to Samsung’s (005930) upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 tablet have appeared on GLBenchmark’s website and may have confirmed previously rumored specs. The results suggest that the tablet will be equipped with a 1280 x 800-pixel display, Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and a 1.5GHz processor with an unknown number of cores. Earlier reports have claimed that the Galaxy Tab 3 could debut with a price tag starting at $149. Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Tab 3 along with several other devices later this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.