Several weeks ago there were some rumors suggesting that Samsung is working on a new generation of galaxy Tab devices, but since then there no other reports related to the matter, so most of us though that the company has no intention in developing a 3rd generation of its tablet line.
The Galaxy Tab 2 series has been launched almost a year ago and you would think that Samsung is preparing to revamp it as they usually come up with a new product once a year, even though the device didn’t have such a huge success being beaten by the iPad, Amazon’z Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7. Also, many think that the Galaxy Note line is much profitable. I’m not saying they’re wrong, but there is a small chance that the South Korean company has abandoned the Galaxy Tab project so easily.
However, if anybody was skeptical about the 3rd generation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab’s existence, now we have proof that the company is really working on it. Three handsets with distinct specs have been caught receiving the DNLA certifications.
The three tablets are listed with model numbers GT-P32xx, GT-P52xx and GT-P82xx. All threehandsets are different versions of the Galaxy Tab 3, depending on their connectivity capabilities, and we have the 3G. Wi-Fi only and the 4G LTE, respectively. The tablets are differentiated by size as well, and according to Notebook Italia they will be sold as the Galaxy tab 3 7.0, Galaxy tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 Plus.
Unfortunately, we have no further specifications to tell you about because the DNLA listings only provide the proof that the Galaxy Tab 3 line does exist and the is mass production is going to begin soon. Nevertheless, we have reasons to think that the Galaxy tab 3 Plus will be the top of the line and will probably be a competitor for the Nexus 10. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and the Tab 3 10.1 will probably meant for emerging markets having more affordable prices.
If we have to take a guess, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus will probably sport a Full HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, and an Exynos 4 Quad CPU. The Galaxy tab 3 7.0 is expected to be powered by a dual-core processor and it’s display resolution will probably be 1280 x 800. As for the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, since it has the same screen size as the Plus, we think that it will sport a poorer 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Frankly, this is very strange actually. Why would Samsung want to launch two 10-inch tablets? It doesn’t make any sense because the company already has the Galaxy Note 10.1, and adding the Tab 3 Plus and the Tab 3 10.1, there will be three different 10-inchers coming from the same manufacturer.
Since the mass production probably hasn’t even started yet, we don’t know when the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 line will be released on the market, but as soon as we’ll find out we’ll let you know.