Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus gets Bluetooth certification, might have LTE

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus gets Bluetooth certification, might have LTE
One of the tablets that Samsung is rumored to be working on is the GT-P8200, also referred to as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus. Allegedly, it will come with a 10-inch, 2560 by 1600 pixel display – the very same one found on the Google Nexus 10, and a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 SoC running at 1.7GHz, meaning that we're most likely dealing with a premium quality product. 

Little more is known about the device at this time, yet another piece of the puzzle just surfaced out of the Bluetooth SIG database. Apparently, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will come in multiple variations, one of which will probably have cellular connectivity. 

Or at least that's how we'd interpret the existence of a Samsung GT-P8220 device, revealed by the Bluetooth SIG. In fact, it is speculated that this Galaxy Tab 3 model will support 4G LTE, although there is no mention of such connectivity on the product's Bluetooth certification page.  

Whether Samsung will make the new Galaxy Tab 3 tablets official soon is anyone's guess. How many new devices we should be expecting is not clear either, but rumor has it that a 7-inch model might not be coming.

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16 Comments

1. epicandroid

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

This sounds awesome! Finally! A tablet that is going to destroy the iPad, because the Nexus 10 took a while to release, and isnt in all countries yet either .. :P

2. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

dont u forget apple iPad 5... i would get iPad 5 as my first ever iOS device :D

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

4. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

Temple run OZ released..... haha i posted before u PA.

5. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

only my comments get thumbs down for no reason... guess PA does not like me just like it does not like sammy

6. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

A Dual core Processor????

7. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Even though my nexus 10 has similar specs I think I might sell it and get the galaxy tab 3 when it comes out. I'm gonna wait and see what the final specs are.

10. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

A tablet like this might be 500+ if you're willing to drop the cash. The Nexus 10 had a subsidized cost. From the sound of it, it'll probably have near-same specs except maaaybe an SD card slot and a better GPU to handle all those pixels. Unless the onboard storage is critically important to you I'd say sticking with the Nexus 10 should do you just fine. Unless you have the old Nexus 10. I've heard it gets a little choppy because the GPU wasn't up to snuff.

12. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I bought the 32gb model in january. My issue though is sometimes it lags and forces closes apps for no reason. I bought the nexus 10 because of the screen and I thought it would truly be a great tablet in terms of performance. It is a great tablet and the screen is great but its not all that I thought it would be. Its not consistent. Sometimes it operates extremely smooth but then it lags with transition effects and other things.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Mine runs perfectly smooth at all times.

16. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

It could be mine then. Maybe I downloaded a bad app or something. When I first got it it was silky smooth. As of recent its been lagging a little. Now that I think of it it started acting up after the 4.2.2 update a few weeks ago.

8. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Why not use exynos octa?

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

hmmm wait on this or see what tegra 4 tablets are coming

11. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Tab 1, 2, 3. They are a joke..Lucky for me on Black Friday Verizon had them for $99.00 bucks, so I picked up one. Couldn't go wrong with a $99 price tag. The tab 2 is slow, horrible camera, stuck on ICS, states 8 gb internal, but when Google gets finished with installing Google+, and it's parade of pre installed apps, the tab 2 only has 4 gigs of available storage. So guess what--you download a Race Game and you are full--nowhere else to go for storage and being on ICS, you can't move the apps to SD. Samsung needs to stay on phones because that's the only market they are making progress

13. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I disagree with your statement where you say they aren't making progress with tablets. That's not true. Sure the galaxy tab 2 wasn't a great tablet (I had it myself for a short time myself) but it wasn't built to be a premium high performing tablet. It was built to be affordable. Because of that it lacked a lot of things like a fast processor, good camera, etc. The galaxy tab 3 will be much better.

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Try the Nexus 10. Amazing.

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