Wednesday , May 16 2018

Telstra says “me too” to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 LTE

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Telstra has joined Optus in offering Samsung‘s 8.0-inch version of its Galaxy Tab 3 tablet on contract.

Prospective purchasers can find the device on Telstra’s site, where on-contract pricing ranges from $52/month for 1GB of data to $107/month for 15GB of data.

The contracts have no upfront purchase cost and run for 2 years (24 months). Telstra also points out that users will get an additional 50GB of storage space for 2 years with Dropbox, in what seems to be a standard offering for Samsung devices these days.

You’ll find the full specs for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 in our original launch coverage, but the headline specs are an 8.0-inch 1280 x 800 display, powered by a 1.5 Ghz dual core CPU with 1.5 GB of RAM with 16GB onboard storage, a MicroSD slot and 5MP rear / 1.3MP front camera.

It’s worth remembering that the Galaxy Tab 3 was launched in Australia about 6 months ago, so if Samsung sticks to a yearly update cycle you can expect to see a 4th and 5th generation device hit the market before your 2 year contract is up. Additionally, the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet will currently set you back a little under $400 with a small premium above that for the LTE-capable version – you should consider this when deciding whether you want to opt for an on-contract tablet.

Will you be looking at a Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 on a Telstra contract? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Telstra.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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1 Comment on "Telstra says “me too” to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 LTE"

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I’d rather buy the non-GSM unit for under $300 and tether it to my phone than pay $1500-$1600 for this over 2 years.

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