Alleged specs and picture of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 show up online

by: Andrew RoachApril 15, 2013


With Android devices eating away at Apple’s dominance of the tablet market, there has been a lot of talk about when Samsung might announce details about their next tablet. Well, Greek site Techblog has apparently leaked the specs of the rumored Galaxy Tab 3 series, which might help Samsung usurp Apple’s leading position.

The Galaxy Tab 3 looks like it will come in two versions, the Tab 3 10.1 and Tab 3 8.0. The initial differences between the two versions are mainly the screen sizes, although the 10.1 model obviously has a larger battery than the 8-incher.

Design-wise, the image that Techblog supplied along with the supposed specs of the two Galaxy Tab 3 models suggests that Samsung will go for the rounded edges look of the Galaxy Note 8 and the Note 10.1.

According to the leak, the Galaxy Tab 3 is set to be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and feature 16GB of internal storage space. Another difference between the two devices is the amount of RAM – the 10.1 has 2GB, whilst the Tab 3 8.0 will have 1GB of RAM running the system. Both models will run on the 4.1 version of Jelly Bean, which is a step up from the previous model. However, these specifications are not different from the current Galaxy Tab 2 models, which questions their veracity.

The alleged leaked information suggests that we won’t have to wait too long to get our hands on the two devices, with a release date supposedly slated for May for the 3G versions, and June/July for the 4G LTE models.

  • Balraj

    Maybe a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm 400/600 or exynos a15 (I’m dreaming)
    Let’s wait and see but 1gb ram is too less for today’s tablets

  • icyrock1

    I really want to see samsung’s tablet’s get 1080p resolution. That’s the only thing keeping me from jumping on them.

    • MasterMuffin

      Why not ultra HD :) The same panel that they have in Nexus 10 would be nice

      • Cole Raney

        Pretty useless at this point. Especially for a tablet. For a PC it would be ok if you we’re into gaming.

        • MasterMuffin

          The pixel war is already ridiculous, so why not make it more Ridiculous with a big “R”

          • Cole Raney

            Gah were. I hate iOS’s auto-correct. (My college library has them to check out now and I just got one to see if I would like a tablet). Anyway, all the high resolution does at this point is waste battery, CPU power, and GPU power. 1080p is a fine resolution. There is tons of 1080p and 720p content. Not much 2K content or 4K content.

          • MasterMuffin

            You know you can edit your comments? Well you’re right, but Samsung/Apple/others won’t care, they make more powerful CPUs and GPUs but then they make them as fast as a year old CPU/GPU with the resolution :)

          • Cole Raney

            I just saw the edit button. They would certainly care. The bigger resolutions make the price of the devices go way up.

          • MasterMuffin

            And (at least Apple) will just turn it into even bigger margins!

  • padlock1

    what? we wont have to wait too long? did I hear that correctly? the note 8 sets quite a different precedent…..could it be cause its on a slow, slow, slow boat from China? all things come to those who wait but, not to those who wait too late…….

  • kascollet

    “With Android devices eating away at Apple’s dominance of the tablet market,…”
    Simply, no. Android tablets are still waiting to take of and this is just logical : hardware-wise, there is no real choice between a powerfull/sexy/high-ppied/huge battery-life ipad and EVERY Android tablet out there.
    If you are obsessed by Android (many people just won’t buy an iPad because there’s an Apple logo on the back… smart !), you have no choice but to get dated ugly slow hardware.
    I absolutely don’t understand why Samsung hasn’t adressed this issue yet.

    • MasterMuffin

      Have you heard of this thing called Nexus 10 (of course you have, you mentioned it in your comment)? It’s this pretty nice tablet with all the things you mentioned (maybe expect for that sexyness, depends on user) :)

      • kascollet

        8h battery life vs 12h for the ipad4 ?
        high res screen but GPU not powerfull enough vs ipad4’s monster SGX554MP4 ? I won’t even mention the cameras, screen calibration, sexiness or accessories (12W charger).
        The Nexus 10 is “pretty nice” as you said but it barely performs at ipad3’s level hardware wise (and Ipad5 is coming this year).
        See what I mean ? I would tolerate the lack of apps and the chrome browser IF the hardware was first class, but it’s just “pretty nice”.

        • MasterMuffin

          iPad 5 is already coming? Yea I don’t think so. Otherwise that’s pretty much true. But can you haz Ubuntu in iPad? :)

          • kascollet

            I can’t read in crystal balls but the iPad 4 is 6 months old already and Apple has shortened the renewal cycle of his tablets (likely every 10 month now).

          • MasterMuffin

            You can’t read in crystal balls? Amateur. .. :D I was really disappointed on Apple when it released iPad 4 (maybe thy did it because they’re having trouble because of Android?). BTW if Apple releases its budget iPhone (aka iWe’ll steal your money with a phone that has same specs as galaxy mini and costs $400+), I’ve finally lost my respect of Apple

          • Filip Justin

            If I could add to the discussion, the ASUS Transformer Infinity is gorgeous, but the CPU is crappy.. I wish they made a new one this year and add a Snappy 800..

          • MasterMuffin

            Yea that’s pretty much “the” android tablet (everyone has always said that it’s the best since I moved to Android camp), but I thought it was a bit pricey (?), they could work on that too

          • Cole Raney

            It is probably because of the 1080p resolution honestly. I think asus uses Tegra chips don’t they? I don’t know all of their tablets, but it seems their high end tablets use Tegra

  • Jon

    After the nexus 10… I expect that to be more of the standard… Currently won’t even buy a tablet from anyone until they catch up with the n10

  • Jelly Bean

    The Note 8 was $400. What will this be… $700?? C’mon Samsung!!

  • Odhiambo Ombewa

    .Sometimes people shoot themselves in the foot knowingly. There are bad moves that big companies make, the there is irreversible crash.