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The Galaxy Tab 3.8.0 has been leaked. It’s another 8-inch tablet from Samsung like the Galaxy Note 8.0.
The leak comes to us from none other than SamMobile. According to the site, “Today SamMobile received the first picture of the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. The tablet looks the same, only the bezel is thinner and the Tab 3 8.0 has more level sensors. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is by Samsung from is expected end next month! You can view the picture and specifications below.”
Here are the tablet’s specs, according to the site:
Name – GALAXY Tab 3 (8.0) 16GB (3G / Wi-Fi )
Code name – SM-T310 (3G) and SM-T311 (Wi-Fi)
Android – Android version 4.2.2
Display – 8.0” WXGA ,1280×800 TFT
Processor, RAM and storage – 1.5 GHz Dual-Core, 1.5 GB, 16 GB + MicroSD up to 64GB
GSM networks – EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) HSPA+42Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps (850/900/1900/2100)
Camera Front – 1.3 megapixel
Camera Back – 5 megapixel
Plug-in – Micro USB and 3.5 mm earjack
Connectivity – BT 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, A-GPS
Battery – 4450 mAh
Dimensions – 209.3 x 122.2 x 6.95 mm
Of course, since Samsung is yet to reveal the Galaxy 3.8.0, take this information with a pinch of salt. SamMobile, however, has been known to be accurate so don’t count them out.
Interested to know more about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.8.0? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
A recent study reveals that the resale value of the iPhone is higher than Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
According to AppleInsider, “The inaugural report shared with AppleInsider compared U.S. eBay auction prices for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II , a method that looks to determine the current consumer climate for Apple’s handset.
“According to analyst Gene Munster, the index is “a pulse on what consumers are willing to pay for unsubsidized phones in the US.”
Munster wrote, “The key takeaway from 8 weeks of data is that the iPhone is holding slightly more of its value compared to the top two Galaxy phones.”
AppleInsider adds, “Despite being 46 percent more expensive than the Galaxy S III, Apple’s latest iPhone 5 shed 11.2 percent of its value compared to 13.7 percent for the Samsung smartphone.
“Interestingly, the highest performing handset in the focused study was the iPhone 4S, which managed to lose only 7 percent of its value over the two month period. Coming in second was the iPhone 4, which lost 8.8 percent, followed by the iPhone 5. Median iPhone 4S pricing wen from $349 in March to $312 in May, while the iPhone 5 fell to $465 from $535 over the same period.
“Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II were the biggest losers, dropping 13.7 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Median pricing for the S III fell to $320 from $360 over the eight weeks, and the Note II moved from $550 ro $444.”
Munster adds, “We believe that the iPhone aftermarket price should continue to decrease as we approach an iPhone 5S launch which we expect at the end of the month of September.”
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It looks like Samsung is planning to offer 5G data in 2020.
The Yonhap News Agency reports, “Samsung Electronics Co. said Sunday that it successfully developed a core technology of the fifth-generation network (5G) for the first time, aiming to enable users to access faster data services by 2020.
“The new wireless technology will enable customers to access a stream of data faster than the current fourth-generation network and download an entire movie in less than a second, the world’s largest smartphone maker said.
“Under the new platform, users can download and upload data at speeds of up to tens of gigabits per second (Gbps), compared to 75 megabits per second (Mbps) posted by the fourth-generation long-term evolution (LTE) service.
“Samsung Electronics said it has successfully tested the platform using the 28 Gigahertz (GHz) waveband to transmit data at a speed of 1 Gbps, which earlier had been considered as a conundrum by global industry players.
“The tech giant said it used 64 antenna elements to overcome the issue, which allowed the device to exchange real-time signals under the platform. Samsung plans to make the service available to consumers by 2020, it added.
“Market watchers said Samsung’s development will add vitality to global development of the 5G network and its commercialization, as well as help in making an international standard for the platform.
“Advanced countries have been vying to pre-empt the 5G market, with China and the European Union injecting large sums of cash into development of the new communication platform.”
Although 5G will not be available for current handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5, the prospect of getting to use data speeds of 1 Gbps excites us.
Want to get to know more about Samsung’s progress with 5G? We’ll keep you posted once more of the story unfolds.