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.