According to Digitimes, Samsung plans to launch 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets as well as a series of ultrabooks in 2013 following its success gained with sales of smartphones.
The 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets are both set to appear in retail channels in the first half of 2013 to avoid directly competing against any Apple devices that are estimated to come out in the second half of the year. In addition to the 7-inch model with a US$149-199 price range, Samsung is also considering an 8-inch device with a price range between US$249-299 to fill the gap between its 7-inch tablet and entry-level iPad mini, which is priced at around US$329.
Samsung is estimated to have shipped 15 million tablets in 2012 and is aiming to ship 40 million units in 2013.
The Galaxy Tab 3.0 with 7-inch display, initially rumored to come with a mediocre 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, is apparently now boasting a 1,280 x 800 res, which would result in a pretty decent 216 ppi pixel density.
This is the same resolution as the Nexus 7's panel and we haven't heard a lot of folks complaining about lack of sharpness or poor viewing angles on Google's slate.
The tablet in the past also appeared on The User Agent Profile Of Samsung Official Website. According to GlBenchmark he specifications of GT-P3200 are:
- Processor Operating Frequency 200~1500Mhz with Mali-400MP GPU
- Android 4.2.1
- 7 inch WXGA display with 1280*800 resolution
Carphone Warehouse stays true to its word and offers the Galaxy S III Mini with a freebie that even the non-fans would find difficult to resist. Buying an S III Mini from this retailer in the UK will also get you a 7-incher Galaxy Tab 2 for free-no strings attached.
Plans for the S III Mini start at £22 monthly on O2 and a bit more if you want an Orange or a Vodafone plan. This 4-inch smartphone runs on a dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and 5MP camera on the back. Also, it comes with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2, which may be upgraded to the 4.2 version.
Although the Galaxy Tab 2 is not the latest in the market, it is still a good deal, considering you will only have to pay for one device to get both. Furthermore, the Galaxy Tab 2 is a trustworthy device that is perfect for those who want to try their hand on a capable Android tablet.