Samsung Galaxy S Tab (Tab 3 Plus) specs and suspicious renders leak

Samsung Galaxy S Tab (Tab 3 Plus) specs and suspicious renders leak
UPDATE: After some more careful examination of the images, we noticed that the device actually has an earpiece, despite its landscape orientation. This should be enough to prove it's a fake. Sad face follows :(

Surprise, surprise! The mysterious Galaxy Tab 3 continues to be as elusive, though this time we might be dealing with one of its close relatives, namely the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus.

Sure, the Galaxy Tab series hasn't been among Samsung's biggest hits, but hey, it hasn't been that bad either. However, the company is yet to announce the third-generation Galaxy Tab officially, as everything we've seen thus far is only leaks and rumors. Well, here's another one!

Those Samsung freaks at SamMobile have received a couple of images, depicting a render of what the tipster claims to be the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus. To tell you the truth, the pictures don't seem believable at all, but anyway, we can't simply ignore them. As a whole, the device that we're looking at seems to be quite similar to something like the Note 8.0, but has a strange default landscape orientation, as both the logo and Home, Menu and Back buttons are all situated on the tablet's long sides. Interestingly, the tipster says that Samsung plans to release this devices with the name "Galaxy S Tab", due to the tremendous success of the Galaxy S line.

The unofficial source has also provided a specs sheet, which includes the following goodies: Exynos 5410 Octa CPU, Power SGX 544MP3 GPU, 2GB RAM, 10" 2560×1600 display, 8MP camera, 9000 mAh battery and IR blaster. How much of this is true, we do not know.

Take a look at the renders - what do you think of them? Could this be the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus / Galaxy S Tab or is it just a fake?


source: SamMobile

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42 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

WHOA! WHOA! The design! NO NOT AGAIN! x( Why not on-screen buttons? :(

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

My thoughts exactly

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You know Protozeloz, the leaked photo creeps me out. :( How about you?

31. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I am guessing you two haven't seen your fair share of "leaked photos" to know which ones are real and which ones aren't. The most obvious giveaway, to me, is the Comic Sans font on the lock screen that says "Innovation made simple." Now tell me, when was the last time you saw any major smartphone manufacturer use Comic Sans to advertise a device? Plus, as PA has mentioned, the chances of an earpiece on this device coupled with hardware keys on the bottom (whereas the past two generations of the device did not have such hardware keys.) Just thought I would point this out to you rookies as things to look for in the future.

32. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

its not about it being fake or not... it about this fake render turning the possibly that Samsung would use that horrible home button on its tablet design with makes me want to barf...

34. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

So, even though the render is most likely fake, you are still upset that you think Samsung could possibly have this type of design. That would be like me being upset over some render of the Galaxy SV that was created by some avid fan because there is a "possibility" that Samsung could use that design. I think you should stop viewing renders as a possibility and instead view them as a probability.

11. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

samsung wants to make its name to the books of "ugliest devices of 2013"

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha......they can win the Guinness World Records : Ugliest Devices of 2013. xD And Engadget says : "Ugly, but beasty." And also win the "best" design on Red Dot Design Awards.

18. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

they want to give you a full screen experience without those tabs...and easy to wake instead of looking for the power button...

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

But it is just WRONG, don't you think? A physical home button with two capacitive buttons? Tablets should have on-screen buttons.

24. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

how much "HyperGlaze" can one stand?

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"HyperGlaze"? There's no "HyperGlaze" on this leaked tablet, just like the Note 8.0. The GS3 have the "HyperGlaze".

26. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

sorry i meant "Plastic" lol jk

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha....."Plastic"? You can find it on every Galaxy devices. lol

39. taikucing unregistered

Samsung Galaxy S4 on steroid

40. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

O_o You kidding me bro? xD

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

A home button? Seriously? What the hell Samsung! What the hell!

10. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

To a certain degree a home button could actually be good on a tab as there would no longer be the need for a bottom black bar on tabs screens with has the touchscreen home button,multitask button etc

30. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I don't see how not using the standard Google is trying to make is something good

33. SleepingOz unregistered

This is obviously fake!

4. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

home button on a 10 inch tablet ? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

5. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Innovation made simple 12:45

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Innovation made simple - agree (all you have to do is flatten the existing designs and voila )

8. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

if samsung were in htc state, people would bash them saying that theyre not efficient for producing multiple sub-brands ie. tab vs notes with only a minor difference of stylus.... their tabs also have too many sizes and sub-sizes ie. if not mistaken tab 7 and tab 7+... sammys tabs are ridiculously laggy... havent tried any of the note tho...

9. LAKAME_MAN

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

An earpiece? In landscape mode? WTF?

38. highonandroid

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

I think this is fake

12. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I'll be looking to upgrade my tab sometimes towards the end of the year so any future tabs like these would be of interest

13. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

comic sans on the message? IT is a fake.

15. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

neeeeehhhh, samsung dont! go w/ d old you whose trying different designs.., please, stop following s3, yeah it sold so much but it doesnt mean that it has a winning design.. u sold 50m of such and there still many people who bash that design so its better to build a wiser design so these bashers will become ur customers and by that time u will sell 100m units.., why not use survey or any statistcal tools for ur business so u wudnt be blind enuf.. but dont get away with polycarbonate, just change the way u use it.. :)

16. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Dude, WTF is with Samsung's design these days? There is and will never be a need for physical buttons, heck, at least make it all capacitive and placed on the portrait side. Cuz IMHO, even on screen button is awkward on landscape mode. Thumbs don't reach that far.

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