Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tipped for both 8 and 10.1-inch sizes

Samsung's third Tab tablet could in fact be two separate devices, if rumoured spec lists are to be believed.

Samsung's third Tab tablet could in fact be two differently sized gadgets, if new slate-shaped rumours are to be believed.

The Galaxy Tab 3 is going to come in 8-inch and 10.1-inch versions, Greek site Techblog reports, claiming to have "exclusive information" regarding the rumoured devices.

The Tab 3 10.1 will have 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the report states, with a 1,280x800-pixel display, 16GB of on-board storage and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean running the show.

The Tab 3 8.0, meanwhile, is tipped for the same manner of processor, operating system and screen resolution, but with 2GB of RAM. Both slates are pegged to sport 3-megapixel rear cameras, complemented by 1.3-megapixel equivalents on the front.

It's wise to take any rumours with a snifter of salt, but reading through those supposed spec list, there's nothing that stands out as particularly unlikely. Even crafting two tablets under one name is increasingly Samsung's style -- just look at the 6.3-inch and 5.8-inch Galaxy Mega smart phones .

Samsung needs to unplug its design labs' coffee machine, as the South Korean company is spewing out a huge quantity of very similar devices recently.

The Tab 3 10.1 and 8.0 would likely be very similar to the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Note 8.0  (that's the tablet in the pic above), but without the S Pen stylus and creative apps that distinguish Samsung's doodle-centric tablets. If Samsung really wanted to make its devices stand out though, it would give them a low price tag to rival the dirt-cheap Nexus 7 or Asus FonePad .

Do these specs leave you salivating? Or would Samsung need to do something more unusual to grab your attention? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.

 

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