Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 trio of slates gets DLNA certified, spec sheets are still full of holes

by: AdrianMarch 19, 2013

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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).

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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?

  • Mikesphoneandtab

    I would really like a powerful Quad Core Samsung tablet that had the S Pen optimized screen AND a fully functional keyboard dock like the Asus Transfomer series. I have the Infinity now but would like a Samsung replacement even though I live my Asus to death, everything else I use is Samsung.

  • Of course it is time for a 10 inch Tab 3. Would compete with the newest iPads. And then a 8 inch tab 3 would be cool. Or 7.5 inch. They need those to compete with iPad mini. Besides I had the galaxy Tab 7, and it was awesome, make it thin and beautiful with real good specs. We’re all set.

    • lollicup04

      Samsung already introduced the Galaxy Note 8 to compete against the Ipad Mini. They even made a ad comparing the two. So the Galaxy Tab 3 Series will probably be targeted against the nexus 7 and other budget android tablets.

      • Yes that’s right but it’s a Note. Coming with an s–pen. Which isn’t directly competing with iPad. But it does as well I guess

  • Filip Justin

    I want a note 10.1 with a 2k res screen.. Samsung, provide!

  • Leon Roberts

    The Korean Manufacturers do just abandon tablets with no warning, Just look at what they did to my precious Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800. To this day the Tab 7.7 is leaps and bounds ahead of the ipad mini and it came out over a year ago but, Samsung just red-haired step child this device. Can anybody out there tell me why? Why did Samsung hurt my Tab 7.7 so badly?