Sunday , October 22 2017

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab 3 range for Australia

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 range
Samsung yesterday announced the availability information for the Galaxy Tab 3 range in Australia. There are three tablets in the range, varying by screen size – 7 Inch, 8 Inch and the 10.1 Inch. All are very reasonably priced and should make quite a dent in the Australian tablet market.

Samsung has been growing their market share in Australia pretty rapidly, achieving over seven times market share growth between May 2012 to May 2013, across Samsung GALAXY tablets in Australia. The predecessor to this range, the GALAXY Tab 2 has become one of the most successful tablet ranges for Samsung in Australia. With the expansion of tablet sales in mind, Samsung is looking to build on this with the Galaxy Tab 3 range.

Starting with the Galaxy Tab 3 7″ which will be sold at $249.

  • 7″ WSVGA – 1024×600 TFT Display
  • 1.2 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB On-board storage(Only 4.9GB usable) with microSD Card slot up to 32GB
  • 3MP Rear Camera with 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
  • WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth® 3.0, USB 2.0, GPS/A-GPS + GLONASS
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz
  • 4,000mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • 111.1×188.0x9.9mm @ 300grams

Next is the Galaxy Tab 3 8″ which will sell for $349.

  • 8″ WXGA – 1280 x 800 TFT Display
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB On-board storage(Only 11.26GB usable) with microSD Card slot up to 64GB
  • 5MP Rear Camera with 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
  • WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS/A-GPS + GLONASS
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz
  • 4,450 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • 209.8×123.8×7.4mm @ 314grams

Finally, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″ which will sell at the very reasonable price of $399.

  • 10.1″ WXGA 1280 x 800 TFT Display
  • 1.6 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB On-board storage(Only 11.0GB usable) with microSD Card slot up to 64GB
  • 3MP Rear Camera with 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
  • WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS/A-GPS + GLONASS
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz
  • 6,850 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • 243.1×176.1×7.95mm @ 510grams

All three models come with 50GB of Dropbox storage, which lasts for 2 years. There is also a one month free trial of Samsung’s music streaming service – Samsung Music Hub, a 14 day trial of Quickflix’s movie and TV subscription streaming service, $20 off the first purchase for new users of Samsung Learning Hub and a 60 Day Mobile Security Trial from Norton.

The Galaxy Tab 3 range will launch in WiFi only, but there was talk of a 4G variant becoming available in the coming months. The Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab 3 range will be available for pre-sale from the Melbourne and Sydney Samsung Experience stores from the today.

We are waiting on further information from Samsung’s PR agency, with regards to wider availability, colour choices and upgrade pat for the Galaxy Tab 3 7″, we will update as soon as we have the information.

 

Daniel Tyson   Editor

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5 Comments on "Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab 3 range for Australia"

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JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Weak to mediocre specs and no 3G data or phone capability. Very unimpressive.

Paul Walker
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Paul Walker

I’m really disappointed by the screen resolutions. Given they’re doing FHD screens on 5″ devices, I would expect this as a minimum on a 7+ inch device.

I’ll wait for the Nexus 7 Mark II.

lobie81
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lobie81

Again, Samsung’s Tab range of tablets is their BUDGET range. Obviously they are going to put lower res and hence cheaper screens in them. Samsung’s NOTE range is their higher spec range and I would expect the screens on the NOTE tablets to be higher res.

Why do people keep complaining about the specs of these tablets???

John Howell
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Any idea when they’ll release the Note versions?

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