Samsung might have only unveiled two tablets in 2013 so far, including the Galaxy Note 8.0, but it appears there will be four new Sammy slates on sale in certain parts of Europe by the end of June.
According to Sam Mobile’s trusted confidential sources, the Note 8.0 will get reinforcements in its fight against Apple’s iPads in the form of three Galaxy Tabs – the Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1. The first of these is the only one made official by Samsung already, while the other two are said to be getting official intros “later this month”.
Naturally, the 7-inch third-gen GTab will be the first to go on sale in Eastern Europe, during week 19 of 2013, which is this week. That ETA is only for the 8 GB Wi-Fi only version, with the 3G enabled one coming a little later – in week 24, or sometime between June 10 and 16.
Between now and then, Samsung is expected to start selling both the 16 GB Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 16 GB Wi-Fi Tab 3 10.1. The duo’s launch timeframe is week 23, which is June 3-9. A couple of weeks later it will be time for the 3G Tab 3 8.0 with 16 GB of storage to hit the ground running, with the 3G 10.1-incher following a week later, so between June 24 and 30.
Keep in mind that all this info refers only to Eastern Europe, with the rest of the old continent, plus Asia and North America likely to be kept waiting a little longer. At the same time, even if the report comes from a usually reliable source, be sure to treat it as unconfirmed speculation and nothing more for now.
Unfortunately, if Sam Mobile is correct with these “predictions”, there’s a good chance the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will not look as impressive as the recently revealed benchmarked seemed to hint. In fact, the online publication does mention these are all “not that special” mid-range tablets with no high-res screens or top-notch cameras.
So why is Samsung so keen to enrich its already “strong” mid-range tab line-up? Simple, it’s all going to be about pricing, although no exact numbers are known yet. Based on previous Galaxy Tab launches and existent speculations, we can guesstimate the new family members will start at around $180, $250 and $300 respectively, but it’s probably wiser to just wait and see.
Via [Sam Mobile]