The Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group), the agency that handles the licensing of Bluetooth technologies and trademarks to manufacturers, has been taken by storm lately by intriguing, unannounced Android devices looking for the mandatory stamps of approval before becoming commercially available.
Among these, we’ve seen a likely Sprint version of LG’s Optimus G2, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, but also the Galaxy S4 “cousins” that we think will be called GS4 Active and Zoom. Now it’s time for another unreleased gadget to emerge from Bluetooth SIG’s database, making its official intro likely a matter of mere days.
Here comes… drumrolls, please… the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Spotted in a benchmark whose legitimacy was impossible to verify a little while ago, the slate is now just about official, though its spec sheet continues to be a very tough to crack puzzle.
Carrying the GT-P5200 model number in its standard, Wi-Fi only flavor, the GTab 3 10.1 has been Bluetooth certified in its 4G LTE-enabled version (GT-P5220). Aside from this connectivity option and, naturally, the BT 4.0 support, there’s nothing we can say for certain the tab will come in tow with.
It clearly doesn’t help that the existent rumors starring the 10-incher clash pretty badly. One usually reliable source, for instance, tells us the thing will be mid-range at best, but if we are to trust that shady benchmark, the tablet could come with a blazing fast octa-core Exynos CPU inside, which would clearly put it ahead of all the competition performance-wise.
One certainty appears to be the fellow’s fairly modest 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution display, although obviously we’re hoping Samsung will have a last-minute change of mind and decide to equip the GTab 3 10.1 with the full HD panel that it deserves.
On the software side of things, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 can only come with on-board Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, while other features will likely include 1 GB of RAM, expandable memory and a battery of at least 7,000 mAh.
Remember, this will be part of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab line, alongside a 7-incher that’s already official and an 8-incher that’s possibly maybe coming soon. Rumor had it at one point that Sammy was prepping a second 10-incher too, called GTab Plus, but for now there’s no solid proof as to that baby’s existence.