Earlier on this week we have been speaking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, an 8-inch upcoming tablet from Samsung that has now been confirmed for an unveil at MWC 2013 in February. There are rumors of a $400 price tag attached to the product which is very expensive in our eyes, but now there is additional speculation that Samsung are also planning to drop a 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 for a crazy price that could undercut the Google Nexus 7 and end their period of dominance in the 7-8 inch range.
It’s no secret that Google stole the hearts of many consumers when they decided to price their Nexus 7 at the more than reasonable $199 mark. That move took a slice out of Amazon’s Kindle Fire success pie and now we’re hearing that Samsung may be preparing to go in for the kill and pull the exact same tactics on Google.
An article by Taiwanese publication Digitimes reveals that the Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch is just one of the tablets of a confirmed three that Samsung will be releasing in 2013. The 8-inch has already been revealed and confirmed by Samsung as the 8.0 Note, leaving the last device as a 10.1-inch tablet which will either belong to the Tab 3 family as well, or be an upgrade to the Note 10.1.
Hardware specifications of the Tab 3 7-inch are not known yet, but the price is thought to be coming in at the $150 mark, which would basically send an shockwave throughout the mobile industry. We didn’t think that the price could go any lower at $199 for a tablet with the latest hardware specs included, so can Samsung really pull it off?
To do it, they would obviously need to back up the $150 price tag with hardware specs that are at least in line with what Google offers with the Nexus 7. That includes essentials such as a quad-core processor, at least 1GB of RAM and suitable storage capability at 16GB or 32GB.
These are very thin rumors at the moment, and Digitimes are not always correct with their assumptions. In theory though, what would you make of a $150 Galaxy Tab from Samsung? Would you be on board from day one?
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