Samsung announce the Galaxy Tab 3 range

Samsung announce the Galaxy Tab 3 range
Samsung have their core ranges of products and the Galaxy Tab range seems to have been around since the beginning of time Android. The original Galaxy Tab came out at a time when when Android tablets didn’t really exist. Nowadays Android are everywhere, some days I can’t move without tripping over one.

Samsung have announced two new devices in the Galaxy Tab range. The Tab 8 inch and the Tab 10.1 inch. For me the Tab 3 8 inch is the most interesting as it is the most mobile.
Samsung announce the Galaxy Tab 3 range
Spec wise the 8 inch model is targeting the cheaper end of the market.

– Network WiFi, 3G, LTE
– Processor 1.5 GHz Dual Core
– Display 8-inch WXGA TFT(1280 x 800, 189PPI)
– OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
– Camera Main(Rear): 5-megapixel camera Sub (Front): 1.3-megapixel camera
– 16/32GB Internal Memory + 1.5GB (RAM)
– microSD slot (up to 64GB) *available capacity varies and storage is less due to phone software
– Dimension 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.9mm 314g(Wi-Fi)
– Battery Li-ion 4,450 mAh

Exceptional Reading and Entertainment Experience: Designed to be held in one hand, the new Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere. Samsung’s “reading mode” technology is effective and allows for maximum screen use. Optimising the display to deliver perfect illumination and for comfortable paper-like reading in a variety of lighting conditions. Samsung’s Sound Alive and Dolby Surround Effect maximise every sound and allows you to enjoy clearer dialogue, consistent volume levels, and superior audio. The physical keys on the bottom of the device also gives you a comfortable smartphone-like experience when navigating.
Enhanced Smart Usability: Making travel and discovery effortless, the Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch features the S Translator, which provides instant translation through voice recognition and via text on applications including email, text message, and ChatON. This instant translation works both from speech-to-text and text-to-speech, ensuring that you can communicate with ease when traveling internationally. The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch also includes WatchOn, which turns your tablet into a virtual TV remote by syncing with your local service provider and allowing wireless control for television viewing. Intuitive features such as Story Album and Group Play gives you more ways to share and enjoy music, photos, documents, and games with those around you instantly.

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 inch model is more of a traditional style tablet. I personally couldn’t use another tablet at this size, the optimised apps are few and far between.
Samsung announce the Galaxy Tab 3 range

The spec of the 10.1 model is a bit higher, but on a par with the other really.
– Network WiFi, 3G: HSPA+ 21/5.76 (850/900/1900/2100), LTE: 100Mbps DL, 50Mbps UL, Hexa Band(800/850/900/1800/2100/2600), HSPA+ 42/5.76 (850/900/1900/2100) (※ Data Only)
– Processor 1.6 GHz Dual Core
– Display 10.1-inch WXGA TFT (1280 x 800, 149PPI)
– OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
– Camera Main(Rear): 3-megapixel camera Sub (Front): 1.3-megapixel camera
– 16/32GB Internal Memory + 1GB (RAM)
– microSD slot (up to 64GB) *available capacity varies and storage is less due to phone software
– Dimensions 243.1 x 176.1 x 7.9mm 510g (Wi-Fi)
– Battery Li-ion 6,800 mAh

Amplified Multimedia Experience: The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch seamlessly combines sleek design with enhanced multimedia capabilities for home and family use. Stacked with a 1.6 GHz Dual Core processor, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch is the ideal device for everyday use. Featuring a comprehensive suite of video, music and photo software, and coupled with the clarity of its display, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 takes centre stage for portable home entertainment.
A Perfect Tablet for the Entire Family: Equipped with Smart Remote and MHL (TV Out) capabilities, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is able to make a seamless transition from the perfect gaming device for kids to the ideal home media control device for the parents. Whether streaming movies to television, controlling home audio systems or playing games at the highest resolution, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch smoothly integrates into the household for an experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

So two non descript tablets from Samsung, I’m guessing that they’re using the Note 10.1 2 as the higher spec tablet this year. If it even exists. But both models having 3G is intriguing, maybe one day I’ll get a 3G tablet.

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  • Bobby

    The tab 3 10.1 isn’t that much better than my original. Mine has exactly the same ram and screen resolution 32gb on board storage just no sd card slot (although I have got the sd card reader accessory) and only a dual core integra 2 processor. It does look like Samsung have down graded the range like u said to make the notes the top of the range. To compete with the Sony Z tab. I personally want either the Sony or possibly the hp slatebook x2 as like the 10.1 format especially for watching tv/video