We all know that a new line-up of tablets are coming from Samsung, they release a whole series of “Galaxy Tabs” every year and with the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 already announced, it stands to reason that it’s bigger brothers can’t be too far behind. Well, a recent sighting of a Samsung device in AnTuTu suggests as much. A device with the model number of GT-P5200 has been sighted, which is more than likely the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, as last year’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 came with the model number of GT-P5100. According to SamMobile Samsung are changing around the model numbers on their tablets to something like “SM-Txxx” so this could have been done on an earlier prototype.
The GT-P5200 posted a fairly respectable result in the benchmark and is listed as having a screen resolution of 1280 x 800. The CPU is simply listed as having a speed of 1.6 Ghz but, judging by the results we’re possibly looking at a Snapdragon 600 or even the Exynos 5 Octa.
It’s very much worth noting that these benchmarks aren’t exactly difficult to fake, so what we’re essentially looking at here is a rumor that needs a spoonful of salt to go down with it. It wouldn’t surprise me if this were another Galaxy Tab 3 model but, I’m not sure about the results being out in the open this early.
If the resolution of 1280 x 800 remains true, then it’s very likely that we’re looking at a more budget-minded tablet than we are something to push the high-end. Just like we saw last year with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the 10.1, it looks like Samsung is perfectly happy to leave the high-end tablet game up to their Galaxy Note range. Regardless, the device is said to be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and that can only be a good thing.
With the Galaxy Note 8.0 on sale, and the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 recently announced, Samsung’s tablet plans for 2013 are coming together and so far, they’ve been solid offerings. There hasn’t been a wow factor from Samsung on the tablet front yet and I’m thinking that will come with the Galaxy Note 10.1 sequel later this year – what do you think?