If earlier rumours are to be believed, Samsung has been working on an 8-inch tablet to be released around September of this year. And now Dutch website TechTastic has got hold of GLBenchmark results for a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with the model number SM-T311. According to the benchmark scores, the new tablet will have an 8-inch display and could be the tablet that Samsung is betting to go up against the iPad mini and the new Nexus 7.

A 7-inch Tab 3 was announced last month

A 7-inch Tab 3 was announced last month

Unfortunately, the resolution of the display leaves a lot to be desired. While the 1280 x 800 resolution sounds decent, it seems lacking considering that smartphones these days come with full HD resolution, especially when the next-gen iPad mini and Nexus 7 are expected to come with full HD displays as well. As a bonus on the software side, the Tab 3 8.0 will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s familiar TouchWiz overlay running on top.

Based on the benchmark scores, the Tab 3 8.0 has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, which sounds halfway decent but nothing scintillating like the Exynos 5 Octa or even the quad-core processor used in the Galaxy Note 8.0. In addition, the rumour says the next-gen Mali GPU will take care of graphics processing. The source also speculates that the new tablet will have 2GB of RAM and an ample 4500 mAh battery.

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