samsung galaxy tab 3 press

The first photo of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, at least according to Sam Mobile, has made its way online.

The publication doesn’t mention the actual source of the image, which you can see below and which shows a device very similar to the officially announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (above). The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has a thinner bezel, destined to fit the larger screen while remaining comfortable to use.

The sensors at the top of the screen are also positioned differently, but the rest of the design is very similar to the one of the smaller model (if this is the actual Tab 3 8.0, that is).

Sam Mobile also offers a list of specifications for the tablet, mentioning two variants, the 3G SM-T310 (already spotted at the FCC), as well as the WiFi SM-T311 (a model with the same name has been seen at Bluetooth SIG recently).

The specs, which you should certainly take with a bit of salt (Sam Mobile also says they could change), are a bit different from what has already been rumored – an 8-inch display (1280 x 800 resolution), dual-core CPU at 1.5GHz (a previous rumor said quad-core), coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD).

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

The back camera is said to be a 5-megapixel one, with the front one at 1.3-megapixels. Bluetooth 4.0 is included, but we knew that from the Bluetooth SIG filing.

The 3G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is set to offer HSPA+ at 42 Mbps, while the battery of the tablet is said to be a 4450mAh one. The tablet will run Android 4.2.2 and the same source says that it will be released at the end of next month.

Would you be interested to buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0,if these specifications actually do get confirmed?

Bogdan Bele
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  • And the design was supposed to be different from S4 how?

    I really hope this is not the note 3.

    • no rply

      official said note3 design same like s4… also built quality

  • uu

    Wait for tab 3 plus

    • no rply

      when samsung go for PLUS version specs goes more worse than original …..

      • uu

        I read some past rumors abt it having nexus 10 screen res.

  • Bryne H.

    This is fake. Its a modified Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with other wallpaper…

    Check this here:

  • Joe Avery

    Half considering getting it as my Phone :-P I have big hands!
    But on a more serious note (see what I did there?) My note 2 is as Big as I would go for a _Phone_ but with that said, I would very much consider a 7 or 8 inch tablet that can make phone calls, as making phone calls is about one time a week for me. However I do find my self in a few times where using one hand to send a message is difficult on the note2 and would be basically impossible on larger. Maybe those are times I just shouldn’t be using the phone.

    What would really be slick, would be if it had a companion device that came out of it and just redisplayed what the tablet did. Like the opposite of the padfone. The guts in the tablet and the hand held unit just a slave that re-displays but has no real processing power or data connection of it’s own.

  • kascollet

    Especially when those announced specs are not clearly superior to the main competitor (iPad Mini). Let’s hope the price will be right (below 300$).

  • I wouldn’t mind having one. Would’ve liked a better camera but oh well. But I need a Nexus device! Want them updates all the time.