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

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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15 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

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.

10. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

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

2. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 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...

3. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

9. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 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.

14. fsahin

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

4. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

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

5. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 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

7. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 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

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

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.

12. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

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

13. droidboy

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 25, 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!

15. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

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

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