by Adrian Diaconescu, 3 months ago
Ever since the end of CES 2013, there hasn’t been a doubt in our minds that Samsung is preparing something special for MWC. Unfortunately, it’s always been and still is awfully hard to be sure…
Anyone remember the alleged third-gen Samsung Galaxy Tabs that were furiously making the rumor rounds a while back? They’ve really fallen off the radar lately, making us think they were never real to begin with.
Only they have to be real, don’t they? After all, it’s been almost a year since Samsung unveiled the second-gen Galaxy Tabs and it’s not like the Koreans to completely abandon a line of products just like that. Even if they’ve never been huge hits and even if the Galaxy Note family has a lot more potential.
But if you needed additional proof several new Galaxy Tabs are in fact in the works, here it is – three devices, each with three different variations, have been spotted getting their DLNA certifications.
The trio carries the GT-P32xx, GT-P52xx and GT-P82xx model numbers, where xx is replaced by 00, 10 and 20 for 3G, Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE-enabled versions. The tabs are to be called Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 Plus, if our sources are to be trusted (and we think they are).
The DLNA listings only confirm the gadgets exist and they’re close to entering production, while the spec sheets remain big fat mysteries. However, chances are the Tab 3 Plus will resemble the Nexus 10 and be the leader of this pack, while the other two will be focused more towards the budget niche.
That means we can expect the 10-inch Tab 3 Plus to come with a 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution panel, Android 4.2 and a quad-core Exynos processor (even if a dual-core Exynos 5 is also in contention). The Tab 3 7.0 will probably pack a 1,280 x 800 pix res display and a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, while as far as the Tab 3 10.1 goes we'd rather not speculate.
No trusted source has provided us with even the smallest nugget of info relating to this 10-incher, and, to be frank, we don't understand the point of releasing another big tab next to the Nexus 10, GNote 10.1 and Tab 3 Plus.
Do you? How about the other two, do they sound like something you would be interested in, say, two months from now? Should Samsung just focus on phones and Galaxy Note tablets?