It looks as though Samsung has plans to expand its new Galaxy Tab 3 range with new sizes, as a leak from SamMobile shows, with images and specifications of an 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 surfacing.
Samsung launched the first model in the Galaxy Tab 3 range in the form of a 7-inch tablet, so we’re not quite sure why it will also reveal an 8-incher – the size difference in the display will be so minimal that surely there’s no point?
Nevertheless, the tablet will rock the same white finish and curvy design as its 7-inch counterpart, with an 8-inch TFT display being the focal point, offering a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It’ll also run the very latest version of Android out of the box, version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean – that is until Google launches Android 4.3.3 next month.
Inside the new 8-inch tablet will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor along with 1.5GB of RAM, the latter of which we’re rather dubious about – it’s usually a 1GB or 2GB affair, not something in the middle. There’s also 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded using the micro SD card slot by up to 64GB.
Dual cameras are present, with a 5 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3 megapixel sensor on the front for video calling.
Samsung will pack in a host of the latest connectivity options including Wi-Fi N, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS and 3G, which will be available in a 3G + Wi-Fi model. A 4,450 mAh battery will power the whole thing, although we’re not sure what sort of battery life we’ll be able to expect from it.
SamMobile tells us we can expect the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 to launch officially in June. We can only assume that the odd decision to launch an 8-inch model when you already have a 7-inch model is down to Apple’s 8-inch iPad Mini – Samsung wants a slice of that market.