It looks like the follow up of the Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung’s attempt to challenge Apple’s iPad, will be called the “Samsung Galaxy S Tab,” a report suggests.
The report comes from SamMobile, a site with sources who have knowledge about Samsung’s upcoming products. According to the site, “Is this the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus? We aren’t sure but we received 2 pictures of it. The Tablet looks a lot like the Galaxy Note 8.0. According to the tipper, Samsung will name the Galaxy Tab 3: ”Samsung Galaxy S Tab”. The person said due to the success of the Galaxy S phone line, we will be applying the same knowledge and marketing strategies to our high-end tablets. The product codes are, as rumoured earlier, GT-P8200, GT-P8210 and GT-P8220. For now take this information with a pinch of salt as we don’t know if this is real or fake.”
The devices specs have also been leaked. According to the source, specs include:
- Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa CPU
- 4 x (1.6GHz ARM-Cortex A15) 4 x (1.2GHz ARM-Cortex A7)
- Imagination Power SGX 544MP3 GPU
- 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB and 64GB Models
- MicroSD card storage expansion (up to 64B)
- 9000 mAh standard li-ion battery
- 10.055″ 2560×1600 display – 300PPI
- Could be PLS LCD or Super AMOLED ‘PENTILE’
- 8 Megapixel camera with AF
- 1080p Video@30fps
- 2 megapixel front facing camera with AF
- 1080p Video@30fps
- IR Blaster
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According to Notebook News, Samsung has stopped the production of the Galaxy Tab 2 to outfit the tablets with quad-core processors.
The successor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, was due to hit shops on the 13th of May in the US with a UK release date soon to follow. The 10-inch tablet was expected to sport the same 1 GHz dual-core processor just like its predecessor. However, Notebook News claims that the Korean tech giant has not to outfit its tablets with a dual-core processor but with a quad-core processor instead. The website reckons the device, codenamed “Espresso”, will sport Samsung’s quad-core Exynos 4412 chip. This chipset is also expected to be found under the bonnet of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is said to launch on the 3rd of May according to recently sent paint-splattered invitations by Samsung.
Since the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is set to go on sale next month in May, will this last-minute change be cause for a delay? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is still unknown.
The tablet was officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Since then, it has been riddled with a number of delays due to problems with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The report adds that the 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Note will also be outfitted with a quad-core processor instead of the originally planned dual-core processor. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will still sport a dual-core processor.
Would you be interested in a quad-core Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? Give us your thoughts.