The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 could come with next-generation data speeds built in and be delivered to users as early as June or July.
According to TechBlog.GR, their exclusive source has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Tap 3 will ship in both 10.1 inch and 8 inch screen sizes and 4G LTE compatibility sometime this June or July.
In addition to providing information on the Galaxy Tab 3, the source also revealed that an updated Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with 7 inch screen and Android Jelly Bean 4.1 is on its way as well. That device wouldn’t operate any different from the currently shipping version, however it would be slimmer and lighter.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will reportedly ship with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 3 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel font-facing camera, a 700 mAh battery, support for 802.11n Wi-Fi, DLNA for streaming content to other DLNA supported devices like televisions, a Micro SD card slot, Wi-Fi direct for users who want to connect devices together to form a network without a router or access point, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro USB.
This device would support 3G, HSPA+, or LTE 4G. In theory that would make it compatible with all of the data networks of the mobile carriers in the United States, though without the ability to look into each wireless band supported, we can’t be sure. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 would weigh about 20 ounces. Converted for inches, its dimensions would be 10 inches by 6 inches by 0.2 inches.
The smaller Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with 8 inch display allegedly runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean like its larger counterpart, and delivers much of the same hardware experience including a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 80211N Wi-FI, DLNA streaming support, Bluetooth, 4.0, a MicroSD Card Slot, and a MicroUSB port.
The smaller device would boast more RAM, than the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, maxing out at 2GB instead of 1GB and offer the same resolution as the larger display on its smaller 8 inch screen, making its display slightly more sharper. However, we’d have to see it in person to know if there’s an actual real-world difference.
The Galaxy Tab 3 with 8 inch display would have a 4500 mAh battery built in, though users would be treated to a slightly more manageable mobile package. The device would be 8.2 inches x 4 inches x 0.27 inches, and weigh 11.6 ounces. If these specifications are true, this device would not support the Wi-Fi direct standard and would have to be networked to other devices using a router or access point.
While most of these specifications match with what SamMobile previously reported, these leaks on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 don’t seem to support the 5 megapixel camera the outlet hinted at in the past. The specifications also don’t point to any particular graphics processing chip for either device.
A summer release date wouldn’t necessarily put the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 in direct competition for shelf space and mindshare with Apple’s next iPad. While there are reports of an updated device coming sometime this year, predictions have been all over the place on when users might be able to purchase one in stores.