Samsung is no stranger when it comes to creating minor revisions of its tablet hardware, or even creating product bundles that bear their own special names. A few examples that come to mind include the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids and, if rumor proves correct, the company is even preparing a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite.

Now it looks like we’re getting yet another special edition bundle, this time the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Game Edition. As you might have guessed, the new bundle includes a run-of-the-mill Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 bundled with Samsung’s new GamePad controller.

Of course the Tab 3 itself is too big to hook up to the Gamepad’s smartphone attachment bracket, but the good news is that Samsung is including an HDMI adapter so you can hook the Tab 3 up to your TV and then use the controller across the room via Bluetooth. Basically its like a micro-console and Android tablet all in one convenient package.

The Tab 3 Game Edition is like having a micro-console and Android tablet all in one convenient package.

Unfortunately, the Tab 3 8.0 isn’t exactly a heavyweight champion when it comes to hardware, though it should still handle most games at least reasonably well.

As a refresher, the device is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Exynos 4212 CPU with 1.5GB of RAM. Other specs include 16GB storage, a 5MP shooter, 1.3MP front cam, microSD, a 4450 mAh battery and Android Jelly Bean onboard.

So when can we expect the tablet bundle, and for how much exactly? Samsung has yet to officially reveal pricing or even a release date just yet, but from the sounds of it, it will be arriving ‘soon’ to consumers in Europe. No word on if or when the bundle will make its way to North America, though we wouldn’t be too surprised if it did.

For those that are interested in this bundle but want to first learn more about the Tab 3 8.0, be sure to check out our full review.

What do you think, like the idea of a Samsung Galaxy Tab Game Edition? Conversely, would you rather just pick up your own higher-end tablet and pair it with something like a Moga controller?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • AndroidBoss

    This tablet sucks.

  • Rajkumar

    Omg. Sammy has been releasing countless variants of phone and now they have started to do the same with tablets…

  • NeedName

    coming soon. . .

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Game Edition Lite MegaMiniMax

    Samsung is throwing so much crap at the wall now that they are now becoming a joke, and degrading everything they’ve built with their flagship S & Note devices.

    • Jayfeather787

      Then the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Game Edition Lite MegaMiniMax Kids edition!

    • Manuel Robles

      I’ve owned a Samsung phone for about 2 years and love it. I’ve purchased a couple of other Samsung related items from home phones to TV’s. Samsung has been around and produced many items.

      You comments concern me as technology is not my strong suit. What is it that concerns you so much, if you don’t mind me asking? What’s making them a joke. In all seriousness, I don’t want to be spending money on a product or company with questionable merchandise.

      Thanks for any info or details you can offer. I really appreciate it.

      • Arturo Raygoza

        nothing to read here if their devices suit your needs.

  • Data

    I like the idea but the specs suck! They should also pay developers to develop games exclusively for their tablets.

  • Tuấn Ankh

    for gaming, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and the Nexus 7 are way better. This tab with the typical galaxy tab specs shouldn’t be called Game Edition at all!!!

    • Clark

      I would agree with you except most gamers would prefer an 8 inch display to a 7 inch display when it comes to gaming. Then again, I wish Google could just come out with a Nexus 8.

  • Cotomeo

    I’ve got a Galaxy Tab 2 and I would never buy a Galaxy Tab, they are very slow, even with custom rom. I don’t know how much improvement will the GT3 have.