Samsung has been keeping things alive on the tablet end of things. The 8.0” tablet is doing well so far, competing with other compelling offerings such as the iPad mini, and the less pricey Amazon Kindle fire HD. For those with a desire for more screen estate, there is Samsung’s 10.1” line. They are not as portable as the smaller ones, but the larger screen estate makes office work and media consumption much better. Word floating around is that the successor, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, is being worked on.
This rumor is evidenced by the AnTUTU benchmarks which surfaced with a tablet with the model number, GT-P5200. One might argue that the model number is not enough to go with. But when you consider that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 model’s number is GT-5100, you begin to see the plausibility of all this. An interesting twist is that this might not even be the final model number for the tablet. Samsung has been exploring the idea of adopting a different scheme for the tablet, which will probably be something along the lines of SM-Txxx.
From the benchmarking scores, there are two conclusions we can draw.
- The tablet will either be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, or Samsung’s own Exynos octa-core processor. Until this point it is not certain. What is, however, is the clocking speed, which is 1.6GHz.
- It will run on Android 4.2.2 JellyBean. This is unsurprising, because unlike the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 which will run v4.1, the 10.1” tablet is made to be a slightly more premium device, and will therefore have the latest Android offering.
The display specifics have not been uncovered yet. But since Galaxy Tab 10.1s are not made to be high-end, the resolution might not be better than 1200×800.
More information will be given as soon as we learn of it.