Looks like the second half of 2013 is going to witness raining launch of mobile devices. According to latest rumors Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930) is working on next-generation Galaxy Tab slates to compete with Apple Inc (AAPL) iPad Mini and iPad 5 – reportedly scheduled for third-quarter launch. Latest leaked specifications and images claim Samsung is planning a modest bump in Galaxy range Tablets to raise the benchmark up.
Greek blog, Techblog.gr reports that Samsung is gearing up launch two new versions of its Galaxy range Tablets – Galaxy tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy tab 3 8.0 – in June and July respectively. While Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is being considered as the possible challenger for Apple’s upcoming iPad 5, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is meant to compete with Apple iPad Mini.
At this point, with limited information on specifications, both the devices look unimpressive. There is nothing much commendable besides the upgrade of processor and screen resolution. The only significant change comes in the form of 8-inch screen size with Galaxy 3 8.0.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 is reportedly going to hold 10.1-inc display, 1.5 Ghz Dual core processor, 1 of GB RAM, 3-Mega Pixel Camera, a 7,000 mAh battery with optional LTE support and running on Android latest version 4.1 Jelly Bean. While Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is also going to enjoy almost similar specs but with smaller screen and (probably) 2-Mega Pixel camera.
Samsung is slowly being aggressive in Small screen size Tablet market as it already has 3 variants on shelf. With the launch of 8-inch screen size Tablet, the Korean electronics giant could start filling the gap between 8.0 inch to 10 inch tablets. Definitely, it makes all sense for Samsung as 7-9 inch Tablets are forecasted to control 54% of Tablet market in 2013 against just 29% by 10 to 11 inch screen Tablets.