So there still isn’t a whole lot known about the upcoming Galaxy Tab 3’s. To begin with, we’re not even sure how many devices will be making their way to MWC. Based on Samsung’s history, it makes sense that they would release two Tab 3’s, a 7 incher and a 10 incher. This of course will be joined by the confirmed Galaxy Note 8.0.
However, there are currently three different Tab models floating around, the GT-P3200, GT-P5200, GT-P8200. Now I do not believe the Note 8.0 fits in with these three models as the Note models all begin with an “N.” So what is this third device? Well I’ve been reading several different speculations regarding these models. It seems agreed upon across the board that the 3200 is the 7″ and the 5200 is the 10″ but the 8200 is remaining a bit of a mystery for many.
Some specs did leak for the P8200 today though. First, it appears to be featuring an Exynos 5 processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The number of cores isn’t agreed upon across the board but many are leaning towards a dual-core. The screen is the other bit that has leaked and that is reportedly going to come with a 2560×1600 resolution, the same as the Nexus 10. The device is also running 4.2.1 already which is great news.
So what is the P8200 then? Some say it’s a Galaxy Tab 3 Plus, a top tier Galaxy Tab 3 device. Others speculate that it’s the new Nexus 10. Personally I lean more toward the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus rather than the Nexus 10 sequel. The reason I lean more towards that is because I don’t believe this device is running a quad-core chip and it doesn’t make sense for a Nexus 10 sequel to be running the same dual-core chip. However, it makes perfect sense for a premium Galaxy Tab to be running this processor on this screen.
The Galaxy Tab’s have shifted towards the lower end of the tablet market this past year so a premium model puts them back in the premium tablet market alongside the likes of the Asus Infinity. That makes sense to me but who knows at this point. I’m sure we’ll get some more information before MWC to sort this all out.