Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Note III tipped for IFA 2013 release in September

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Note III tipped for IFA 2013 release in SeptemberThese days Samsung rumours pretty much equals SamMobile, and today the skinny is that Samsung is planning on hitting IFA 2013 in September with a Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Note III launch double.

The Berlin tech show has seen Samsung do plenty of business in the past, so it's certainly not a stretch to believe, even if the rumour comes with the usual lack of source-naming beyond saying it comes from “an insider”.

Still, SamMobile's insider(s) is/are usually reliable – it's the same source that dished up the recent Android Key Lime Pie update rumours – so we'll go along with the claims for now.

The main thrust is that the Galaxy Tab 3 will land in the second half of the year, but may be present at IFA in Berlin (which runs from September 6-11).

The wording of the piece suggests that the Galaxy Note III will definitely be on hand in Berlin, while the third-generation Galaxy Tab is more of a maybe at this stage.

No word on the specifications, but the Samsung insider did reveal that the Galaxy Tab 3 launch would mark the end of support for the first-generation Galaxy Tab, which are now two years old.

The Key Lime Pie update piece suggests the Galaxy Tab 2 will be updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but that its own days are numbered after that.

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Pondlife  Mar. 21, 2013 at 22:49

I'd expect the tab 3 to be on the shelves before the ifa

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 07:28

New tabs, eh? Excellent - come IFA Tesco and Argos may have actually sold the stockpiles of Galaxy 2 tabs... Now 40% off when you buy ... Well, anything, really.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 09:30

Having said that, Samsung are rumoured to be working on an 11-in+ tab... Now there's my interest up a bit

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 13:29

Having said that, Samsung are rumoured to be working on an 11-in+ tab... Now there's my interest up a bit
I hear it may be AMOLED, too.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 14:00

Yeah, shame... Can't stand Samsung's AMOLED, but a nice big screen?!

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 22, 2013 at 14:18

Yeah, shame... Can't stand Samsung's AMOLED, but a nice big screen?!
Still wouldn't buy one, I find the concept of the tablet fundamentally flawed, no matter what the precise execution is.

I don't know if it makes me a crappy Mod, but the only series of devices which even half interest me these days are the phablet Notes. Everything else just seems too small and too much of a compromise, IMHO.

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