Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 on the way as Samsung drops 7 inch Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 on the way as Samsung drops 7 inch Galaxy Tab 3
Samsung is planning to 86 the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 according to the latest speculation about the upcoming tablets being produced by the Korean based manufacturer. Last week, we mentioned that Samsung was working on both a 7 inch and 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab model, but has decided to drop the 7 incher to focus on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, a model that we will see next month at MWC. We've seen this tablet with an S-Pen and it could be priced in the $249-$299 range in order to undercut the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini. How well the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 sells will determine if Samsung decides to go ahead with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 model. The Wi-Fi only version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 met with the FCC on Friday, which usually is a sign that things are progressing toward a launch.

Yes, it is a jumble of numbers, but this is how Samsung has decided to differentiate its tablets. According to SamMobile, under the code name Kona, Samsung will produce the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with three variations. There is a model with 3G/HSPA connectivity (GT-N5100), Wi-Fi only (GT-N5110) and LTE (GT-N5120).  The same three variations will be available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 ranging from 3G/HSPA (GT-P5200), Wi-Fi only (GT-P5210) to the model with LTE support (GT-P5220).

The Samsung GT-P8200 is listed as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 which is supposed to be a high-end tablet set to be displayed next month at MWC. It is rumored to have a 5MP camera and 16/32GB of storage with availability in the first half of this year. This model runs on 3G/HSPA while the GT-P8210 is Wi-Fi only while the GT-P8220 offers LTE connectivity.

Finally, there is some talk that Samsung will offer up a sequel to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, currently code named Vienna.  Remember, the Galaxy Note tablets, unlike the Galaxy Tab slates, offer S-Pen capabilities, so if that is what you are looking for in a tablet, you can narrow your search. 

source: SamMobile via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Display 8.0 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



17. fost4real

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

SAmsung!!! please remove that ugly home button!!!

16. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

They should give the galaxy tab 3 a 1080p Super Amoled HD display or a 2560 x 1600 Super Amoled HD display. I currently have the nexus 10 and the display is great as far as detail and everything else goes but to me the colors it produces look faded and dead. I would love to see a samsung tablet with a Super Amoled display.

15. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I don' like the supersized S3 and Note2 design.. Looks cheap!

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i think Note variants should each be an inch larger than their counterparts from other lines. the Tab 3 7.0 & the Note 8.0, the Tab 3 10.1 & the Note 11.1, the Galaxy S IV (5.0" w/ Minimal Bezeling) & the Note III (6.0" w/ Minimal Bezeling)

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Didn't Samsung have a 2560x1600 11" display at their Exynos 5 presentation last year? That could make it to the Note series as the Note 11, it'll probably be the first to have the Exynos Octa if the Note III or GS4 don't get it.

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's true and your theory is a strong possibility. o:

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Really like the 8.0 with the stylist.

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

7 inch is now reserved for phones in 2014/2015/2016 as hoohi already has surpassed 6 inch for phablet. (hoohi is a "new" slang for huwaei) Apple innovated the smaller TAB segment now others would be hurrying to copy that size range ... Samsung just made the beginning ... now thumb me down SamBoys ... i don't lose sleep over reds and greens :D

6. umadd

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

"Samsung innovated the smartphone segment now others would be hurrying to copy that size range ... Apple just made the beginning" You sure are right!

10. wendygarett unregistered

Samsung before iPad mini = everything 7 inches Samsung after iPad mini = killed 7 inches trend and follow 8 inches did you see the clear picture?

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Well that's Innovation even by Apple's own standards :)

13. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Do you remember Galaxy Tab 7.7, Wendy?

14. wendygarett unregistered

Yup, from 7.7 replaced to 8.0, just to make it bigger :)

9. wendygarett unregistered

Most 7 inch device weighted 300gram... I don't think anyone would buy an overweight 7inch phone....

4. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

They need to put a better processor and better resolution in the Tab 10.1 3

3. juwansome

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Because 8 inches are better than 7 ;)

2. yousef8824

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

nooooooo why?

1. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

i'd take the tab 3 with nexus 10 display under 400 dollars thank you. :D

11. maxis3G unregistered

cant WAITT!!!

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