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

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



1. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

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

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 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 :)

6. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

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

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 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 :)

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

He tried the rest & he settled with the best.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Well said bro :)

10. umadddd

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

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

13. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

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

30. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 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"

2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

4. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

im willing to accept note3 as a gift when i passed the October CPA Board examination lols :D excuse me for unrelated thing>

11. minteke

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

"Speaking in foreign language..." :)

15. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 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 :)

27. minteke

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 27, 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.

12. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Very impressive photos No more need point and shoot cameras

28. minteke

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 27, 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.

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."


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

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.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

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.

35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

"...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.

31. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 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)

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.

16. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

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

19. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

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

23. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

anyway *THESE words not this words

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