Samsung's 10-inch Galaxy Tab 3 is reportedly making its way to global markets soon following the leak of a listing from Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) that pointed to the underway development of the tablet.
First reported by Unwired View, the SIG listing revealed model numbers GT-8200 or Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and GT-8220 or the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus. The former is a Wi-Fi configuration only while the latter will come out installed with LTE chip
Said to sport a display resolution of 2560 x 1600, the unit has been approved for a European release though Unwired View offered that this high-end Samsung will also become available to other markets across the globe.
Early reports about the Galaxy Tab 3 slates have suggested that Samsung was planning to intro them via the 2013 MWC but the event came to pass without a trace of the tablets. Only the Galaxy Note 8.0 was unwrapped.
Now, it is possible that Samsung will allow a glimpse of the new tablets as a side a event for it March 14 Unpacked showcase in New York where the flagship Galaxy S4 is expected to debut, blog reports said.
The Tab 3 Plus in particular it touted as the next signature big tablet of Samsung to complement the recently released Note 8.0. Rumoured specs of the new slab include a quad-core processor and the latest JellyBean. But experts believe Key Lime Pie will soon be chewed by the tablet after its release.
Basic features of the Tab 3 Plus are identical to Google's Nexus 10, experts noted too, which is the product of the collaboration between the internet giant and Samsung.
Obviously, the two-punch that is the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus and the Galaxy Note 8.0 is geared against the 2013 refresh of Apple's iPad tablets. The tech giant is rumoured to unveil the new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 later this year with Retina display as the strongest come-on.
Analysts expect a battle royale in the tablet segment between Apple and Samsung this year, with the latter vowing to give its rival a better fight following years of ruling the tablet market virtually unchallenged.
The landscape, however, was quickly altered beginning last year, according to various research firms. By the close of 2012, Apple saw its tablet dominance shaved off to near 50 per cent while Samsung clocked double-digit climbs from its anaemic performance in the previous years.
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