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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Supposedly Pictured, Looks Quite Peculiar At First Glance

Galaxy Tab 3

According to Phone Arena, they have themselves a couple pictures that are of the upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 from Samsung. The above image shows a smaller tablet with overly sized icons and a strange looking button “thing” on the left side of the device. Naturally, the picture is blurry and we can’t make out the model name on the box, but it clearly says “Galaxy tab 3” above it. I do have a few discrepancies with this image, but I’ll get into that down below. 

The next image is of the actual device. It is still wrapped in its plastic and is turned off, which gives us basically nothing in terms of if this is legit or not. The only characteristic we can make out is that in the top right hand corner is a front-facing camera. Other than that, it’s a blank slate.

Galaxy Tab 3 2

As for my issues with this being a finalized packaged product, the outside of that box is not very “Samsung.” Usually, on their tablet boxes, they have some specs shown off as well as highlights on their software that comes baked in. Also, take note that there doesn’t appear to be a single Samsung application installed on that device. Where’s the TouchWiz themed Settings icon? Is Samsung getting in the business of releasing vanilla Android tablets? I doubt it.

Now, this could be it, but it also may not be. It’s not a bad thing to question these images since as we all know, nothing is confirmed.

In other news, I am almost now certain that no one that leaks images knows how to properly focus a camera.

Via: Phone Arena

  • Christopher Riner

    Yeah, def looks like the Chinese tablet they have at rite aid.

  • Dorian Brooks

    I’ll take KIRF Nexus 7 in KIRF Samsung Packaging for 800, Alex.

  • Lucky Armpit

    Lol glad it’s not just me wondering why someone taking a “spy shot” can’t take a decent photograph. Turn the flash off, focus, no shadows, etc. This is basic photography people!!

  • C-Law

    To add to everyone else, it even shows the old music and search icons. No truth to this

  • nightscout13

    FUGLY. Still large bezel.

  • Bill Stebbins

    Fake. It shows stock android with Flash Player installed? Right.

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  • A.J.

    This is definitely fake. Look at the box, it has software volume controls. That, the location of the camera, and the 3 rows of apps are a dead give away that this is a Chinese tablet. I bought 3 of these type of tablets for family members and they all look the same.

    • spunker88

      Even if it came with ICS, Adobe stopped approving flash on new devices a while ago. So OEMs can’t legally preload it anymore.

    • Michael

      Also, look at the music icon, definitely not the current one from google.

    • michael arazan

      If they could open the box to take photos, they could of powered it on even still in the plastic, which is why I am leaning towards fake

  • I wonder if it could be some kind of developer version or test device, which could explain not having ‘full retail’ box details, but the fact that it’s so blurry also makes me very skeptical.

  • chris125

    Well remember they wanted to change their image? Maybe stock android is that change? One can dream

  • Octotron

    Way too wide.

  • Kyu Jin Choi

    The Icons are stock Jelly Bean Icons, I dont think samsung would put them in front of their box…. would they?

  • Gerret Walczak

    At this size and form factor, is there any point in releasing a tablet like this? Oddly enough, that hazzy button shadow on the left makes it MORE interesting, as it may be something new to tablets.

    Probably not though.

  • Aardvark99

    “no one that leaks images knows how to properly focus a camera”

    Well it isn’t easy after dodging laser beams and lowering one’s self from wires when infiltrating the secret labs where all these devices are hidden.

    • JolleyMan

      They must have taken the photos with my Droid RAZR.

      • Jimmy Mac

        better than the droid 3