Sunday , February 18 2018

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 3 8″ and 10.1″

Galaxy Tab
Samsung has just announced two more tablets in the third generation of their Galaxy Tab series. Being released are two models, in an 8″ and 10.1″ screen sizes which will join the 7″ Galaxy Tab 3 which was launched in April.

Both models are showing pretty low end specifcations when compared against the current top of the line tablets in the market; but the Galaxy Tab line are generally aimed at a more budget conscious customer.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8″ is being described as a device that is exceptional reading and entertainment device, with a slim bezel. Even so the specs are not terribly generous. The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″ is being really aimed as a multimedia tablet, it offers Smart Remote and MHL(TV Out) optioons so it’s being positioned as a home media controller.

Model Galaxy Tab 3 8″ Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″
Screen Size 7″ 10.1″
Resolution 1280×800
PPI 189 149
OS Android 4.2 with Touchwiz
CPU 1.5GHz Dual Core CPU 1.6GHz Dual Core CPU
Cameras 5MP Rear Camera, 1.3MP Front Facing Camera 3MP Rear Camera, 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
Wireless WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Storage 16/32GB(User Memory approximately 11.26/26.16GB) and MicroSD Card Slot(up to 64GB) 16/32GB(User Memory approximately 11.0/26.3GB) and MicroSD Card Slot (up to 64GB)
Dimensions 209.8×123.8×7.4mm 243.1×176.1×7.95mm
Weight 314grams 510grams
Battery 4450 mAh 6800mAh

Galaxy Tab 3 8″

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″

According to Reuters the CPU inside both models is indeed an Intel based Atom processor, which was a rumour which started when results for the tablet appeared on bench testing site GFXBench; However it doesn’t appear to be the Clovertrail CPU that was listed there.

It’s interesting to note that Samsung has begun advising the actual space which is accesible by users on the tablets, rather than the generic 16/32GB which they have done previously.

Samsung has announced that both models will be available globally this month. We’ll be following up with Samsung Australia to confirm dates and local pricing for these models.

Source: Samsung.
Via: GSMArena.

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10 Comments on "Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 3 8″ and 10.1″"

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vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

So if i want to access my tablet remotely then how can i navigate with out onscreen buttons. Why do we need those physical buttons…..why samsung why

Valued Guest

Is it so hard to understand that the Galaxy Tab models are Samsung’s budget range??? They are never going to have high end specs. It’s pretty simple, the Note range is higher end with higher specs and higher price tags. The Tab range is lower end with lower specs and lower price tags. I don’t understand the criticism…

Valued Guest

What is with those specs? Is it 2012 again?

The 8″ screen resolution is a joke in June of 2013.

That said I like the bezel size and the 32gb storage.

Put that bezel and storage in the note 8 with 1080p and you’ve got an industry leading 8″.

Valued Guest

can we declare a moratorium on mentioning Samsung tablets? they have one – the Nexus 10. in five years time when they put out a tablet that is as good is the nexus 10, you can start mentioning them again.

k thx

Ausdroid Reader

Except the Mali T604 gpu in the exynos chip is sooo sloowwww.

Marné Prinsloo
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Marné Prinsloo

Love those optioons 😛

Valued Guest
Model Galaxy Tab 3 8″ Screen Size7″ Something is not right
Valued Guest

Yeah, so what does the 8″refer to?

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