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

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.

  • Grandmastersexsay
    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
    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
    Low resolution screens...yuck.
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  • whyso
    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
    why people need 1080p on a small screen??
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  • alextheblue
    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
    If the price point is $150, then this will sell like hot cakes.
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  • house70
    Meh.
    Almost as weak as iPad mini.
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  • house70
    10828294 said:
    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
    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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