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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets and a mysterious high-end tab rumored for MWC

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets and a mysterious high-end tab rumored for MWC
It has been almost a year since the 7- and 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 slates were announced. Feels like it is time for a lineup refresh, don't you think? Well, that's exactly what might be in stock for Mobile World Congress, if what the rumor mill just served is to be believed. In fact, there may be at least four different tablets on display at Samsung's booth.

Word has it that the newest Galaxy Tab 3 tablets (both codenamed "Santos") will be unveiled, and just like their predecessors, they will come in a 7- and 10.1-inch form factor. Nothing is said about the resolution, nor the type of display that will be used, however. The processor of choice is also shrouded by mystery at this time. On the other hand, the source of today's rumor claims that both Galaxy Tab 3 models sport a 5-megapixel main camera. There will also be 3G and Wi-Fi-only variants of the two devices. As far as model names are concerned, they are said to be GT-P3200, GT-P3210, GT-P5200 and GT-P5210. Both the 7- and 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 should be on the market within the first half of 2013.

In addition, Samsung is said to have a high-end tablet in stock, codenamed "Roma" and bearing the model name GT-P8200. Nothing is known about its hardware specifications, except that it should have a 5-megapixel camera and either 16 or 32GB of on-board storage. Again, the device is expected to be on the market in the first half of 2013.

The fourth tablet that Samsung is rumored to be working on is the Galaxy Note 8.0, codenamed "Kona" and having the model name GT-N5100 attached to it. As we mentioned several days ago, the device will offer an 8-inch, 1280 by 800 pixel touchscreen of the Super Clear LCD kind, and a quad-core Exynos processor. There will be a 5-megapixel camera gracing its back, and a front-facing shooter will make video chats possible. From the looks of it, this could be a worthy competitor to the Apple iPad mini.

We must also mention that according to the insider who spilled the beans, these four Samsung tablets will be released in white. The existence of other color variants is definitely not out of the question, but they may launch at a later time.

Keep in mind, however, that all of the above is unofficial information, which might turn out to be totally inaccurate. It could also be on the right track, of course, but whether that's the case we'll know with certainty in about a month's time – as soon as Mobile World Congress kicks off. 

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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:02 3

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

looks promising , if its $299 they can have my money

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:43 3

6. MeoCao (unregistered)

Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 with GG subsidized prices made breakthrough for Android tablets and encouraged developers to make apps for Android tablets.

Now it's turn of OEMs including SS to sell unsubsidized tablets and grab market share for Android.

Asus and SS have the biggest chance in tablet market but the might of SS may be the deciding factor finally.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:43 3

10. rf1975 (Posts: 259; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

Even for $199, no need crappy device like TAB2. One of the worst TAB I ever purchased.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:03 4

2. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

There is no iPad comepetitor in terms of screen resolution in india.... I will love to have samsung tablets that surpasses the Retina display...

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:07 7

3. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

there is one... the nexus 10 :P too bad they are basically sold out everywhere

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 08:27 2

9. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

Nexus 10 is not launched in india, they are being imported from US by various online retailers. FYI Samsung never launches their Nexus line-ups in India.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:28 1

14. fsahin (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Samsung can't produce high end Android tablets; high end Tablet's and Ipad competitors are ASUS in this branch.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:15 1

4. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

Was about time, the current lineup is from what ive seen very laggy.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:25 4

5. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

i am really starting to loose my hope on the galaxy tab line up
i mean both tab 1 and 2 were a disappointment
the galaxy tab 10.1 that stopped getting updates
and the tab 2 that was released with a very out dated specs every body at that time were using the tegra3 quad core and Samsung came up with dual core

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:46 4

7. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)

What 1280x800 for 8 inch screen cmon even nexus7 uses that resolution if samsung want to keep up with next gen nexus 7 they should released 1080p 7/8 inch galaxy tab with exynos5 for 299

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 08:03

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 6631; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Hope they up the specification especially on the graphic. Open ES 3.0 60 fps on GLBenchmark Egypt HD. Well maybe with 2014 or 2015 tech.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:46

11. Rocksteady (unregistered)

7" super AMOLED, Gorilla glass 2, mega battery, 2 gigabytes of ram, quad core CPU, SD memory expansion, 3G + Wifi.
Thank you, one in black please.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:08 1

12. aahmed215 (Posts: 168; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

With Santos and Roma, I was hoping for a Barcelona too.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:15

13. droidboy (Posts: 51; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)

Yea I have mg tab 2 7.0 trying to sell it. I wish the nexus 10 had an lte radio. I love my xoom and nexus 7 though. I know the xoom is old but she is still kicking. Cant wait for the jelly bean update!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:15

15. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

This sounds good. Just wish they get rid of that proprietary cable.

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