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Last week brought news of a possible 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet coming at Mobile World Congress; today we have more details of more future Samsung tablets from the same source. Samsung fansite SamMobile reports via “Korean insiders” that the company will soon launch a new line of Galaxy Tabs, including a possible 7 and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 (codenamed “Santos”), and a new mystery tablet known only as “Roma.”

Exact hardware specs for the Galaxy Tab 3 line are uncertain, but SamMobile says the Tab 3 devices will likely come with a 5-megapixel camera, and be available in Wifi and Wifi/3G configurations. So no major surprises there, and we’d fully expect to see these new tablets make their debut at Mobile World Congress in late February.

But the most interesting part of today’s report concerns the tablet codenamed “Roma,” a high-end tab which apparently carries the product number GT-P8200. That’s noteworthy because it’s just a stone’s throw away from the Nexus 10’s GT-P8110. Samsung’s usually pretty deliberate with its model numbers, so we might speculate that this “Roma” device could sport similar specs to the Samsung-built Nexus tablet. Question is, what separates it from the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3?

As with the Galaxy Tab 3 series, the “Roma” is said to be slated for release sometime in the first half of the year in 16GB and 32GB flavors. Like the Nexus 10, it will apparently feature a 5MP rear camera.

Remember we’ll be live at Mobile World Congress next month to bring you full coverage of whatever new tablets Samsung announces.

Source: SamMobile


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Samsung 'Galaxy Tab 3' devices said to be in the works along with mystery tab


If its a nexus 10 with SD card support that will be a step in the right direction.

And and before someone says external storage is no good, you can install apps on the external SD you just need to root first :-)

Could "Roma" be a Galaxy Note II 10.1? Remember that the Galaxy Tab 2 were not flagship tablets and that honor fell on the Note 10.1. My guess is that the Galaxy Tab 3 series will be midrange follow ups to the Galaxy Tab 2 series and that "Roma" will be the Note II 10.1, like a TouchWiz-ified Nexus 10.

I hope Samsung fixes the resolutions of their tablets. The low resolution is what made me buy a Asus Infinity tablet instead of a Note 10.1 tablet.

Yeah I held off buying the galaxy note 10 because of low resolution. I hope this one is higher end and can compete with the next iPad..

I'll be more than a little peeved if there is a hardware refresh of the N10 that upgrades the CPU so soon after being able to get one.

I hope this is the Note 10.1-2, rather than Goog conceding that the processor could do with beefing up.