New rumors indicate that Samsung may unveil its upcoming Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Tab 3, along with more Galaxy products, at IFA 2013 in Berlin in September.
Samsung's second-generation Tab was unveiled at MWC 2012, while the first Galaxy Tab was shown at IFA in 2010. The report indicates that the first and second-generation Tabs will stop receiving Samsung's support, with the Galaxy Tab 2 stopping with Android 4.2.2.
"Our insider even reported that Samsung may announce the Galaxy Tab 3 in IFA Berlin together with the Galaxy Note 3," SamMobile states. "He couldn't tell anything about specifications yet but he even reported that Samsung will stop to update the first generation of the Galaxy Tab."
Revealing the Galaxy Note 3 at IFA would seem to make sense, given that Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2 at the same show in the past. Samsung is rumored to be going bigger with the device than before, including a 5.9 to 6.2-inch screen. This bumps the phone up even past phablet territory. It's also likely that the Note 3 will come with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, given that Google will probably release its update around the time that Apple releases its latest version of iOS for iPhone and iPad. SamMobile's inside source also states that "Samsung's high range Android devices will receive Android 5.0."
Rumors for the Galaxy Tab 3 suggest the device will come in both seven-inch and 10-inch versions. It reportedly appeared on DLNA's website under three different model numbers, including GT-P3200, GT-P3210 and GT-P3220. The third model number could indicate a Wi-Fi-only version.
We'll have to keep our ears open for news on specs for the Note 3 and Tab 3, but it definitely seems like an IFA unveiling is a strong possibility. As Android Geeks states, "Since the latest reports are showing that Apple will set the iPhone 5s release date for June, we might even see the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in flesh at IFA Berlin 2013 held between September 6 to 11. Or maybe Samsung will unveil its next-gen tablet in a separate event (just like it did with the Galaxy S3) a week before IFA Berlin, so all the media will be focusing on their new release."