Official Bluetooth listing shows Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus
Samsung is preparing a Galaxy Tab 3 Plus 10.1-inch tablet for a possible MWC 2013 launch
Samsung is rumoured to be working on a Galaxy Tab 10.1 successor, alleged to be the Galaxy Tab 3, but a listing on the official Bluetooth SIG registry shows another device called the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus.
The tablet is designated as the GT-P8200, which means the previously leaked model number is not the Galaxy Note 2 10.1 as we’d previously thought. A regular Galaxy Tab 3 is also in the works under the GT-P5200 designation.
It’s not clear what advantages the Plus model will have but rumours say it’ll feature a 2560x1600 display at 300ppi, which likely means it’s the same Super PLS setup as the Nexus 10.
The Bluetooth SIG listing confirms the device will be available in Europe this year but doesn't say when. The listing has since been taken down but not before several screenshots were captured.
No other spec details have been disclosed, so we can only speculate.
If the display setup is the same as the Nexus 10 it’s possible the internal hardware will also be similar, suggesting an Exynos 5250 Cortex-A15 dual-core chip at 1.7GHz with 2GB of RAM and a Mali-T604 GPU.
All of Samsung’s upcoming tablet releases are expected to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with the TouchWiz UI.
The regular Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is expected to launch at Mobile World Congress on February 25 alongside the Galaxy Note 8.0.
It’s possible the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus could also be making an appearance and there are also rumours of a 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 with the GT-P3200 designation.
We’ll be at Mobile World Congress to bring you all the details.