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Galaxy Tab 3 Images Leaked: Real or Fake?

Briley Kenney
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Recently we heard a rather surprising rumor that the 7” model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 would be available for $149. With all of the inexpensive tablets currently on the market seeing tremendous success, namely the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, this rumor certainly seems plausible.

Samsung has yet to release a device at the budget level.

Leaked Image- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Design

While I can’t honestly say whether or not such a rumor is valid, I can say that Samsung most likely has the Galaxy Tab 3 in the works. The Galaxy series is highly successful, and that statement is blindingly obvious thanks to Samsung maintaining the top spot in mobile sales. In fact, Samsung has more market share currently than Apple. That’s a pretty impressive feat if I do say so myself.

It seems like we’re in a treat this week, considering some images have just surfaced of the Galaxy Tab 3. Unfortunately, we don’t have any specs to go along with the images. It’s likely that Samsung is going to reveal the Galaxy Tab 3 at MWC next month, so more information should be available then. The first image, which you can see above, shows the actual Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 design. The second image, pictured below, shows off the retail packaging of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

Leaked Image- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Retail Packaging

These images were first visible at Phone Arena, and purportedly show the retail packaging and exterior design of the Galaxy Tab 3. Many, at the Phone Arena community, question the validity of these images, especially considering the galaxy tab is shown to be running a stock Android app drawer on the retail box.

Samsung is well known for their Touchwiz UI which happens to look almost nothing like stock Android. As you can see from the first image, the Touchwiz UI is not being used on the device displayed on the retail packaging.

Still, this could very well be a demo unit devoid of Samsung skinning. In turn, that means these images could accurately portray the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

This wouldn’t be the first time images leaked of a rumored Samsung device. Recently we saw a leak of Galaxy Note 8.0 images. Even in the Note 8.0 picture though, you can clearly see the Touchwiz UI being used on the device. That leads me to believe that these leaked images, of the Tab 3, are more than likely a fake.

That being said, it’s worth sharing the images to the AndroidPIT community and it’s certainly worth covering as a news story. Take a look at the images and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Are these leaked images real, or fake?

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    Maldor Jan 28, 2013 Link

    Real
    the thing in the picture is likely a shoulder or something
    the frame is lighted from behind
    its real

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  • Briley Kenney Jan 28, 2013 Link

    You think so? It's not the shoulder or the frame that makes this questionable. Look closely at the retail box, in the image that's stock Android running on the device. Samsung devices use Touchwiz UI, NOT stock Android.

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  • Irwin Allicock Jan 29, 2013 Link

    Real or not we're gonna find out soon enough...the question is will it pack as much punch as the Nexus 7 given the price point.. Additionally Samsung takes forever to upgrade newer versions of Android which makes the Nexus devices more attractive to me given I live in the Caribbean.

    Getting OS upgrades directly from Google is preferable. Specs are great but functionality in an OS is better IMO. Each OS upgrade should offer better functionality which most users who use Samsung Devices won't see unless they buy a new flagship device. I love Samsung products but they need to be a little faster in their OS upgrade cycle as they are with releasing devices.

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  • Briley Kenney Jan 29, 2013 Link

    Agreed Irwin, Samsung needs to speed up their update process. If it were any other carrier I would say it can be overlooked but considering Samsung has the most mobile market share currently, it's unacceptable.

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