The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is believed to launch in a 7-inch and 10.1-inch avatar at the MWC later this month. These tablets have appeared frequently in leaks and have been subject to plenty of speculation as well. Even though there were initial reports suggesting that the 7-inch version of the new Galaxy Tab line has been scrapped and Samsung was only going with a 10.1-inch version, but that claim was refuted as we saw the 7-inch Galaxy Tab pose for the camera. And now, further confirming its existence is a new leak of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 GT-P3200. These benchmark scores appeared on GLBenchmark and gave information about almost every aspect of the tablet.
To begin with, the leaked GLBenchmark results stated that this tablet comes with a resolution of 1280×800 which is above average as far as display resolution is concerned. It goes without saying that this tablet will follow closely in the footsteps of the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 2. By this, we mean that it won’t be too heavy on the customers’ wallets. Further, it was revealed that the tablet is running on a chipset called SMDK4x12 which apparently is one of the Exynos chips (4212 or 4412). It is not known however if the tablet runs on the quad core Exynos or the dual core Exynos chip. The processor on board however is said to have a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. There seems to be the Mali-400 GPU as well, which as we all know is pretty good on its own. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should be on board as well. So it seems like the tablet is pretty a good contender for the already crowded budget tablet segment. It’s unlikely that we’ll see some fancy features with this one, but it should come with the ability to make and receive phone calls much like its predecessor. Either way, it’s good to have specs leak out in the open before the official launch.
The tablet should most probably launch at the MWC later this month alongside the bigger sized Galaxy Tab 3. Since it’s only making appearances in leaks and nothing has been confirmed, we won’t hold our breath for the device, especially since it was believed to be scrapped. But we’ll keep you posted on any new developments with regards to the tablet. Samsung was one of the first manufacturers to try out the 7-inch form factor for Android with the original Galaxy Tab back in 2010. Back then, the tablet was running on Android 2.2 Froyo as there was no dedicated tablet version of Android. Despite that, the tablet was fairly popular in developing nations. The Koreans will hope to replicate some of that success with this new offering.