Samsung Announces 8-Inch and 10.1-Inch Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung has officially unveiled two new offerings in its Galaxy 3 series of tablets, which join the existing seven-inch tablet.

Samsung Electronics announced the introduction of the GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch and 10.1-inch which will be available globally beginning of June. Photo: Samsung

Samsung has added two new Android tablets to its Galaxy Tab 3 range, introducing new 8-inch and 10.1-inch models to complement its existing 7-inch device.

Offering an expanded range of options along with previously announced 7-inch version, the Galaxy Tab 3 Series provides customers various ways to view, listen, create, and share meaningful events and special content with those who matter most.

Whether surfing the web at home or reading during the commute, each device is packed with enhanced content and intuitive design perfect for viewing or sharing content with friends and family, and capturing all of life’s spontaneous moments, reports Samsung Tomorrow.

The 8-inch Tab 3 bears a striking resemblance to the Galaxy Note8, while the 10.1-inch version extends the design language first introduced in the Galaxy S IIIsmartphone to the 10.1-inch form factor buttons and all.

Both models are mild refreshes of older Tab variants, although the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 could bee seen as a mix of the 8.9 and 7.7.

The new eight-inch tablet is described as an optimal device for viewing videos, playing games, and reading e-books anywhere.

The 8-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 3 sports a WXGA display, with a resolution of 1280 x 800 (189 ppi). It’s a bit higher than (163 ppi), but far lower than the Nexus 7 (216 ppi), and nowhere near Retina (326). It should perform well for entry level tablet buyers, though.

It also sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. It also has a microSD slot supporting up to 64GB of extra storage. The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch variant has a rear-facing 5MP camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera, says Examiner.

The battery is, unsurprisingly, significantly smaller, packing only 4,450mAh, and it will also be available in Wi-Fi only, 3G and LTE.

Samsung’s Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video Play maximize every sound allow users to enjoy clearer dialogue, consistent volume levels, and superior audio to further enhance the overall multimedia experience with the new device.

Making travel and discovery more effortless, the Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch features S Translator, which provides instant translation through voice recognition and via text on applications including email, text message, and ChatON.

The 10.1-inch version stretches that same WXGA resolution across its display (149 ppi), and carries a smaller 3-megapixel rear camera and the same 1.3-megapixel front-facer. The 1.6GHz dual-core CPU in this larger slate is provided by Intel, confirming a previous rumor.

Unfortunately, it’s saddled with only one gig of RAM, and the storage options are the same as the 8-inch model, with a microSD slot also supporting up to 64GB cards. Also running Android 4.2, the 10.1-inch Tab 3 packs a 6,800mAh battery, and comes in WiFi-only, 3G and LTE variants.

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is equipped with Smart Remote and MHL (TV Out) capabilities, and smoothly integrates into the household media environment for an experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Prices for either model in their various storage and wireless options were not revealed.

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