Earlier, it was rumored that Samsung would be releasing a new 7-inch tablet purportedly called the Galaxy Tab 3. The device, as per speculations, would supposedly have an affordable price that would allow the South Korean electronics giant to compete better against devices like the Google Nexus 7.
More recent reports, however, suggest that Samsung is no longer interested in selling such device. According to an article published by Sam Mobile, which is often a source of accurate information about upcoming Samsung devices, the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, which had been codenamed Santos, will no longer hit the market. There would have been three models of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, according to the Sam Mobile report, including the GT-P3200 or the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, the GT-P3210 or the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Wi-Fi, and the GT-P3220 or the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 LTE.
In place of the 7-inch slate, Samsung may release the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. The decision, however, is still dependent on whether or not the Galaxy Note 8.0, another upcoming tablet, will be successful in terms of sales. The Galaxy Note 8.0, which carries the codename Kona, will be available in three models, namely the GT-N5100 or the Galaxy Note 8.0, the GT-N5110 or the Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi, and the GT-N5120 or the Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE. This tablet is expected to be unveiled during the Mobile World Congress next month.
The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, and the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, which share the codename Santos, will come in Wi-Fi and LTE models, as well.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus, codenamed Roma, will be available in the following models: GT-P8200 or the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus, GT-P8210 or the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus Wi-Fi, and GT-P8220 or the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus LTE. Another device codenamed Vienna will have three models as well, but these, along with its official name, are still unknown at the moment.
Sam Mobile cites a “Korean tipper” as its source for the above information.