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New Samsung Galaxy tablet trio set for MWC 2013 reveal

by Mark Tyson on 25 January 2013, 15:16

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Samsung is set to launch a trio of tablets at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona next month. These tablets are going to come in the following screen sizes; 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch and currently go by the code names Santos, Roma and Kona.

According to the rumours the 7-inch tablet will be called the Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch, as it succeeds the Galaxy Tab 2 at that same screen size. Similarly the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch should be succeeded by the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch. More interestingly we have the Samsung Galaxy Note 8-inch tablet set to be revealed. (more details below)

Pricing of the new 7-inch and 8-inch Samsung tablets has been sniffed at by Taiwan based DigiTimes which suggests that the smaller model will retail as low as US$149, while the 8-inch Note tablet will retail for between US$249 and US$299.

Unfortunately we don’t have any indications about the specs of the new Galaxy Tab 3 range.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8-inch seen in the wild

We wrote about the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N5100 / GT-N5110 8-inch stylus packing tablet on Monday and revealed a spec list comprising a combination of “confirmed” and rumoured facts and figures. Since that time some more juicy tidbits showing the Galaxy Note 8 have come to light. Below you can see a “leaked slide” courtesy of TechnoBuffalo.

In addition to the slide above there are a series of pictures of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. I’ve compiled them into a little montage below for your convenience but you can go and see larger pictures and a lot of translated blurb upon the Italian website of As you can see the Galaxy Note 8 features the curves of the latest current Samsung Galaxy SIII and Note II smartphones.

As usual, please take these reports with a pinch of salt as the specs, slides and pictures aren’t verified by Samsung.

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Love my Note 10.1 and Note 2, would consider the 8 as a travel companion for work with my Note 2. Excellent series of devices.
Funny that the guy is using a HTC One X. If he was a Samsung employee…..
Love my Note 10.1 and Note 2, would consider the 8 as a travel companion for work with my Note 2. Excellent series of devices.
+1 on the Note 10.1 thumbs up. If I could have got a 2nd now at the pre-Christmas price then I would have done so for the missus.

Maybe I'm just very, very cynical these days - but there's something about that photo's that doesn't gel. So I'm wondering if someone's been having “fun” with Photoshop and these pic's are faked.