Alleged Samsung Galaxy S Tab (aka Tab 3 Plus) pics and specs pop up, look questionable

April 2, 2013
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    Samsung Galaxy S Tab

    There have been numerous rumors floating around on Samsung’s alleged next line of Galaxy Tabs, but we’re still in a fog as to what exactly is Sammy planning for the series. Could a 10.1 and an 11.6-incher (both high-end) be in the works? A 7-incher and two 10-inchers? A 7, an 8 and a 10-incher?

    Even if our life depended on it, we wouldn’t know which of these to call more credible. The latest Sam Mobile report should untangle things a little bit, but, in all honesty, their latest “leak” is not much of a leak.

    That’s because we’re pretty sure the newly revealed info is all bogus. But let’s keep an open mind and see exactly what we’re dealing with.

    First up, there are two pics received from a tipster. According to the mystery source, these are of the slate previously known as the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus and now dubbed Galaxy S Tab. The name is pretty odd, but the images are even weirder.

    Samsung Galaxy S Tab-2

    The thing looks exactly like the Galaxy Note 8.0, but it has a default landscape orientation. The Samsung logo, as well as the Menu, Home and Back Buttons are all placed in such a way that a user would be forced to hold the tab in landscape to get a natural feel of things. Interesting, but fishy, don’t you think?

    The rumored specs are not very believable either, as they simply sound too good to be true. The Galaxy S Tab is said to be packing an 8-core Samsung Exynos 5410 CPU (or Exynos 5 Octa), a Power SGX 544MP3 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD support and a massive 9,000 mAh battery.

    The 10-inch display allegedly boasts a 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution, the dual cameras are equipped with 8 and 2 MP sensors and there’s also an IR blaster in there. If only, eh?

    Comments

    • MasterMuffin

      FAKE like you said & that button placement is ugly and not useful at all!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001109902819 Jean Patrick Novak

        Yeah that buttons are tottaly ugly.

      • mmeeuu

        ugly yes! but when samsung products are beautiful ?

        • MasterMuffin

          When I poop pandas

    • Arsenal™

      when will samsung ever learn that physical buttons are not the way to go…

      • Cole Raney

        I prefer physical buttons. Tons of people do. Considering how many smartphones samsung sells, I trust that they know what people want.

    • Justin Winker

      How does this sound unrealistic? The Octa core is being used in the S4, and the hardware button and capacative keys have to be somewhere.. Why would they force a portrait orientation on a landscape device, and who holds a large tablet in landscape (not including the iPad) in portrait anyway? The battery isn’t unrealistic, as it’s the same as the one in the Nexus 10, the graphics isn’t impossible either. The only thing I see that may not be true would be the IR blaster, though that’s been included on a couple of recent devices, so it’s still possible.

      • MasterMuffin

        Just look at it. No, NO

        • Justin Winker

          Yes, it looks ugly, though I think that about all of Samsung’s glossy-plastic devices (Nexus 10 not included). Just because it looks bad doesn’t mean that’s not what’s coming… It looks like a device they would make, especially since they are deciding to stay with the home button. It’s right where the keys are for devices with on-screen keys (ex: Nexus 10), so how is that not likely?

          • MasterMuffin

            I thought 4.2 changed that so that the virtual buttons would move based on the rotation?

            • Justin Winker

              Yes, the buttons remain in the center of the “bottom” of the screen, depending on the orientation of the screen. Yes, though, large tablets are typically used in landscape mode, what if I want to switch to portrait for a couple of things – the hard keys stay put. It’s just not an appealing design to me, but I’m pretty sure it’s something Samsung would do.

            • MasterMuffin

              even hardware can’t save that…

    • Robert Sutherland

      why would it have a ear peace speaker. the button arrangement would not work. i call fake

    • John

      Thats Fake… Its a modified Note 8.0. The german site hightechx reported about: http://www.hightechx.de/beweis-neues-bild-vom-samsung-galaxy-tab-3-plus-ist-nur-ein-fake/

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1295552272 Desmond Ma

      Fake. No company will use Comic Sans for their products.

      • tobiasmann

        Only Samsung

    • http://twitter.com/rguptan rguptan

      Well there are lots of people who like physical buttons!

    • jusephe

      OMG another April fool after galaxy mega ? (Or this is galaxy Mega ?)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1777797658 Orlando Sablon

      Makes my nexus 10 look stupid… There is still some lag in the nexus 10 and you can tell it’s from the high resolution.

    • HARLEM HEFNER

      samsung dont even make 64gb tablets wish they did

    • Benmartin1974

      I’d been pondering getting a Galaxy Tab for a while. I read lots of reviews and this one was quite helpful http://search4reviews.net/ , I got my delivery last month and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure.

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