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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus rumored to offer an octa-core processor and a 10.1 or 11.6 inch FHD screen

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus rumored to offer an octa-core processor and a 10.1 or 11.6 inch FHD screen
How about this for speculation, tablet fans. We've seen a lot of competition in the low priced 7 inch area which received a new entrant this past week with the rumor that the Amazon Kindle Fire HD was coming with a 7 inch 1280 x 800 screen for $99. Now we have some exciting news for the 10 inch and larger end of the market for top-shelf slates. Let's get right to it. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus is said to be getting pieced together by Samsung and is expected to carry a 10.1 inch or 11.6 inch Super AMOLED FHD screen. Powering the slate will be an octa-core Exynos 5 CPU.

The Korean manufacturer is aiming for the fourth-generation Apple iPad and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z with this model. The most current buzz around the water cooler says that this tablet, along with the eagerly awaited Samsung GALAXY Note III, will be unwrapped this September at Berlin's IFA 2013. If you spent a few extra minutes savoring that cup of H20, perhaps you even heard the rumor that two prototypes of the tablet have already been made, one with the 10.1 inch screen and the other with the 11.6 inch display. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note line of tablets, the Galaxy Tab slates do not use a stylus and are not loaded with some of the features like multiwindows, Smart Stay and more.

As far as the Samsung GALAXY Note III is concerned, there also have been rumors concerning two different screen sizes for the phablet. One has the device coming to market with a 5.9 inch screen, while the other talks about a 6.3 inch panel. Consider that the Samsung Game Pad hinted at the larger number, and the idea that at 6.3 inches it would beat out the 6.1 Huawei Ascend Mate by two-tenths of an inch to have the largest screen in the business. And you can expect that the octa-core Exynos 5 CPU will also be driving the Samsung GALAXY Note III.

source: SamMobile via AndroidCentral

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posted on 22 Mar 2013, 22:38 15

1. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Exactly what I will have later this year. The Galaxy Note 3 will be the grandest device ever.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 23:45 12

5. AnTuTu (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I have recently bought Note 2 and will get ma gf S4 (so I can swap as well lolz). Then would buy Note 3 along with whatever tablet Sammy gonna introduced near August or September :)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 23:52 6

6. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Speaking of a fanboy.
Why don't you give other android manufacterers a chance? Yeesh Samsung Samsung Samsung and more Samsung.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:01 12

7. AnTuTu (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


hahahah I have already given chances to Motorola, HTC and Sony. So don't u worry mate :) you enjoy whatever Android manufacturer you wanna enjoy :)

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:05 21

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


He tried the rest & he settled with the best.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:09 16

9. AnTuTu (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Well said bro :)

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:17 14

10. umadddd (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


fanboys = satisfied consumers who prefer trusted brands
menny07 = buttmad neckbeard with inferiority complex

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:46

13. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Thanks for the compliment ^_^
Quite the lulz @ignorance dear.
Nothing more than a wanna/b/

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:13

30. GTR722 (Posts: 223; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Samsung arena logic: "if Im a samsung fanboy its ok, they rock.....I cant be wrong......if Im a fanboy to Apple, Sony, HTC, Nokia, etc....Im a fanboy"

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 22:38 5

2. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was successful but kind of a disappointment to some.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 22:41 7

3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5209; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Beasty tablet, happy to see a tablet with an octa core processor.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 22:53 4

4. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


im willing to accept note3 as a gift when i passed the October CPA Board examination lols :D

excuse me for unrelated thing>
http://mobile-review.com/review/samsung-galaxy-s4-camera.shtml

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:18

11. minteke (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)


"Speaking in foreign language..." :)

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 03:30 1

15. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


i used google web page translator.. anyway i dont like the way the author composed such..there are too much praise for the galaxy s4 and s3 haha.. im not sure if there's bias but looking at the photos myself IF TRUE galaxy s4 truly offers very beautiful pictures. cant believe those low light photos theyr amazing.. the noise is reduced at respectable level :)

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 11:41 1

27. minteke (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)


This guy is Edgar Murtazin, he is pretty famous author. I asked my Siberian Husky for the translation... just kidding, I understand his language and according to his video he is very impressed by SG4 camera, saying it is big progress even with SG3. What else he said , that iPhone camera is a joke, if to compare with even SG3.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:26 3

12. MrJerry (Posts: 392; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Very impressive photos

No more need point and shoot cameras

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 11:51

28. minteke (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)


He said before he used his SG3 making numerous pics for his blog and people asked him what kind of camera he used for so nice made photos :-) Now SG4 even better, he thinks all variants of shooting gives better results now. Also, personally, I do not see any HTC ONE advantage when you compare samples of pics despite big camera sensor.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 02:39 6

14. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Just to make things clear about the Exynos 5 Octa since there're a lot of haters here who try to make believe that it is just a quad-core gimmick. The Exynos 5 Octa is really an octo-core processor.

"Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP)

This is the other actual implemented function mode of a big.LITTLE CPU. In this case, all 8 cores can be used simultaneously by the system.

This is a vastly more complex working mechanism, and its implementation is also an order of magnitude more sophisticated. It requires the kernel scheduler to actually be aware of the differentiation of between the A7 and A15 cores. Currently, the Linux kernel is not capable of doing this and treats all CPUs as equals. This is a problem since we do not want to use the A15 cores when a task can simply me processed on an A7 core with a much lower power cost.

The Linaro working-group already finished the first implementation of the HMP design as a series of patches to be applied against the Linux 3.8 kernel. What they did is to make the scheduler smart enough to be able to track the load of single process entities, and with that information to schedule the threads smartly on either the A7 cores or the A15 cores. This achieves much lower latency in terms of switching workloads, or better said, switching the environments (CPUs) to the respective work-loads, and exposes the full processing capabilities of the silicon as all cores can be used at once.

You can follow the advancements of this in the publications of the Linaro Connect summits that happen every few months. The code was only published in the middle of February this year for the first working implementation equivalent in power consumption to the IKS."

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2191850

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 06:55 1

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


You can Root it and install custom Kernel and have the option to have all 8Cpu to work together, and install SetCpu app!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 10:38

24. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Exynos 5 Octa-core, and The Exynos name, in general, are just marketing brands for ARM configurations; In this case, the BIG.little config. Samsung deserves no credit, since they did no design work. Samsung isn't like Apple and Qualcomm, who both design their own chips because they have ARM IP Architecture licenses. Samsung just licenses ARM designs and brands their fab work with their own name.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 11:14 1

26. Taters (Posts: 2661; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Wrong! Samsung licenses just everyone else but in your moronic Samsung hating mind you concocted this. Yes Exynos chips generally follow the ARM guidelines closer but that isn't the reason Qualcomm and Apple redesigns them. Generally they redesign them to cut costs or save power.

Samsung and Nvidia actually go for true A15 design and use all of the power available. The main difference is big little works better with the same amount of cores so Samsung goes for Octa and Nvidia is sticking with one. Same blue prints and 4 totally different paths.

In any universe except yours, Samsung should get more credit. Moron.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 02:18

32. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Rhetoric obviously isn't your strong suit.

Samsung does not have an architecture license. Theirs is a basic IP license, so only modifications are made. There are very few companies with actual architecture licenses like Apple and Qualcomm. They design for power and efficiency. Qualcomm sells to everyone, so like the good engineers they are, they design so that their customers don't have to go the Samsung "MOAR BATTERY" route to build usable devices. Apple is also an engineering firm at heart, which is why the last three generations of iPhone haven't deviated more than 100 mah in battery capacity, the phone has gotten thinner, but the processors have grown in power and battery life has improved. The iPhone 5 is just as powerful as the S3 in a smaller package with a dual core. THAT is engineering. That's a testament to SoC design prowess, instead of jamming more battery in a bigger package that looks like it was built by a middle school engineering club.

Argue all you like, but the fact that Samsung follows stock ARM designs because they either don't want to purchase the requisite architecture license or they don't have the in-house engineering talent to do so is not going to change.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 10:24

35. Taters (Posts: 2661; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Please, Apple uses smaller batteries because IOS is extremely simple. Them and Qualcomm basically strip ARM designs down because they do not need that much power. How dumbing things down for a weak operating system counts as amazing engineering while Samsung reproducing some high level designs as bad is behind me. I guess only bias people like you can understand that.

So basically dumbing down ARM designs is brilliant engineering and manufacturing their design at full power and performance is bad for a Samsung hater. Okay. Got it.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 10:32

36. Taters (Posts: 2661; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


And what you fail to realize as a Samsung hater is that in the ARM design blueprints, they make it pretty open ended. Go look at the big little papers and they mention that you can use how many cores you want as power saving cores but it is easier to use the same amount of cores as your main cores.

It is open ended and you definitely need to design things yourself. You are not just manufacturing.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 10:48

37. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


"...instead of jamming more battery in a bigger package that looks like it was built by a middle school engineering club."

So, clearly you don't realize that the S4 is thinner & less deep than the S3 while housing a larger screen & a battery with a 24% larger capacity. I'd love for you to show me the middle school engineering club you know of that can do that. They all have very promising, high-salary jobs ahead of them.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 21:09 1

31. ph00ny (Posts: 590; Member since: 26 May 2011)


you can't build a quality soc even with all the licenses in the world without quality foundation in manufacturing technology and capacity. One of the biggest reason why Samsung is successful at building quality SoC is their long experience with DRAM manufacturing. Based on what you said, ever SoC based on same architecture licensed through ARM should be identical and they're not. Implementation is soley based on the lincesee

As for Apple, they bought intrinsity who was designing hummingbird with Samsung at the time. So don't act as if Apple is the sole author of their design because their name is on the author through acquisition (there is nothing wrong with acquiring companies to get to the next level)

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 02:23

33. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Apple has bought more than Intrinsity (PA Semi?), and the acquisitions are starting to pay off. The Hummingbird was a mostly stock ARM design. Quality manufacturing is necessary to carry out the fab, but not necessary to design.

ARM manufactures nothing. They are an engineering firm that just designs, yet they are the center of the mobile universe.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 05:54 1

16. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Don't forget about "copy" iPad and Xperia tablet Z, i like this words...

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:22 5

19. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


dont forget to fix the bugs of day-old smartphone xperia Z..

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 10:09

23. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


anyway

*THESE words not this words

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 06:53 5

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hope it comes with the Exynos high end 5450 clocked at 2.3Ghz

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:23

20. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


How about a high end Galaxy Note Tab?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:54

21. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Have yet to see a tablet with well above cell phone specs... would be nice if they could clock that octa core a hefty margin higher than on the gs4!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:55

22. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


And android apps optimized for large screens..... !

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 10:44

25. Hemlocke (unregistered)


There is a reason Google doesn't bother counting tablet-optimized apps: They don't care about UX. they just want your eyes for advertising.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 11:52

29. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I think 11.6 is too much :S

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 04:40

34. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)


One phone to rule them all...

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