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8-inch Samsung Galaxy 3 Tablet Specs, Press Photo Leaked

By - Source: SamMobile | B 18 comments

SamMobile has reportedly acquired a press photo and possible specs for an upcoming 8-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet. It looks nearly identical to the 7.0 version that was officially announced at the end of April save for a thinner bezel and a different sensor layout. The specs, if accurate, seem to be a bit beefier than the 7.0 model too.

According to the leaked specs, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 will have an 8-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT screen, a dual-core SoC clocked at 1.5 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for an extra 64 GB. There will be a 5MP camera on the back, a 1.3MP camera on the front, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band Wireless N connectivity, and a 4450 mAh battery. The dimensions will be 8.24 x 4.81 x 0.27 inches.

The specs also show that Samsung will follow the 7-inch version and launch two models: a Wi-Fi only version and a 3G model. This latter SKU will be compatible with EDGE (850/900/1800/1900), HSPA+42 Mbps, and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps (850/900/1900/2100) networks. Other specs include A-GPS and USB 2.0.

By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 will sport a 7-inch TFT screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, a dual-core SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage (depending on your budget), and a microSD card slot for adding up to 64 GB of additional storage. There will also be a 3MP camera on the back, a 1.3MP camera on the front, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band wireless N connectivity, and a 4000 mAh battery. The dimensions will be 7.40 x 4.37 x 0.39 inches.

"Its compact, one-hand grip form factor ensures users can hold comfortably for hours as well as store in a pocket or small bag for reading and entertainment on the go," the company said. "The sleek and stylish design encompasses thinner bezel than the previous Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)."

Samsung also said last month that the Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch Wi-Fi only version will be available globally beginning May, and then a 3G version will follow in June. The product availability varies by market and will be rolled out gradually, Samsung said. This unannounced 8-inch variant is expected to be revealed by Samsung before the end of June.

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    Grandmastersexsay , May 18, 2013 2:28 PM
    No quad core? No 1080p? No 4G? No Wi-Fi 802.11ac? Only 1 GB of RAM? Seriously, only a 5 MP camera? 5 MP! What is this, 2007?
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    Grandmastersexsay , May 18, 2013 2:28 PM
    No quad core? No 1080p? No 4G? No Wi-Fi 802.11ac? Only 1 GB of RAM? Seriously, only a 5 MP camera? 5 MP! What is this, 2007?
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    eklipz330 , May 18, 2013 2:28 PM
    wonder how it performs... with the new nexus around the bend, this doesn't look too appealing, unless its like $150
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    halcyon , May 18, 2013 2:33 PM
    Low resolution screens...yuck.
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    whyso , May 18, 2013 2:55 PM
    This better be cheap. 1.5ghz dual core and rather poor screen. The 7.0 version seems to be quite lacking and to me at least looks more like a budget option.
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    Avus , May 18, 2013 3:39 PM
    why people need 1080p on a small screen??
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    alextheblue , May 18, 2013 3:53 PM
    The resolution doesn't bother me. The screen isn't big enough for it to really matter that much. The main thing is the processor... they didn't say what type of processor cores, just clock speeds and dual core, so it's hard to say exactly how fast or slow it is. But I'd bet it's a fairly low-end chip - so let's hope they price it accordingly.
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    lpedraja2002 , May 18, 2013 4:05 PM
    If the price point is $150, then this will sell like hot cakes.
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    house70 , May 18, 2013 5:19 PM
    Meh.
    Almost as weak as iPad mini.
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    house70 , May 18, 2013 5:21 PM
    Quote:
    If the price point is $150, then this will sell like hot cakes.


    That's the problem, I don't think the price will be that low. That should be the price for the 16GB version, the 8GB should be something like $99.
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    tului , May 18, 2013 8:57 PM
    When year old phones, with smaller form factors, are more powerful, this sucks. As others have said, maybe if it's $99.
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    evilaaron11 , May 19, 2013 10:51 AM
    I swear. Samsung is slowly becoming Apple. They think that because they have an established brand that they can release sub-par products and still get loads of money. These specs are anything but impressive.
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    Nathan Yang , May 19, 2013 11:05 AM
    This will sell well if it's priced below the new upcoming Nexus tablet. But really, the specs for the refresh of the Galaxy Note 8 will be more interesting.
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    Nathan Yang , May 19, 2013 11:07 AM
    This will sell well if it's priced below the new upcoming Nexus tablet. But really, the specs for the refresh of the Galaxy Note 8 will be more interesting.
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    ipwn3r456 , May 19, 2013 6:54 PM
    I expect the price will be low due to it's lower end specs... better be cheaper than $200.
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    somebodyspecial , May 19, 2013 7:22 PM
    "Is this the Somalian version? No quad core? No 1080p? No 4G? No Wi-Fi 802.11ac? Only 1 GB of RAM? Seriously, only a 5 MP camera? 5 MP! What is this, 2007? "
    Anything under 10 is useless to me, and at this size 720p is fine. Having said that I'd add to this comment where is usb 3.0. Usb 2.0 means no purchase for me today also. I hate when I hook up an external drive that isn't 3.0. What would it cost to rev this tablet up? $10? For usb3 and a few other upgraded things? USB 3.0 and 802.11AC should at least be in there as they both affect a large audience and just about make the device unusable for me. I can almost forgive the quad but just based on how good the Nexus 10 dual is.
    For this to sell it better be under $200 and closer to $170. I don't use a tablet as a camera so again that's useless to me.
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    ipwn3r456 , May 19, 2013 8:16 PM
    I expect the price will be low due to it's lower end specs... better be cheaper than $200.
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    voiidwulf , May 19, 2013 11:37 PM
    1.5 GHz dual-core is terrible at this point. My Nexus 7 is overclocked to 1.6GHz with no problems, and it is quad core, plus it came out almost a year ago. Samsung will probably charge at least $300 too.
    In general these small tablets are kind of useless in my opinion. If you want a tablet that small you might as well get a fairly big phone such as the Note 2, HTC One, or even the Nexus 4 or Galaxy S3/S4.
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    Steveymoo , May 20, 2013 3:26 AM
    *Yawn*