Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 have finally been officially introduced, after being rumored for some time.

They’re joining the 7-inch version, also recently announced, to form the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 family. Thus, almost all of the rumors which were floating around about these devices were confirmed.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.o, images of which had leaked recently, comes with an 8-inch WXGA TFT display at a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (189 PPI) and uses a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM memory. Internal memory is 16 or 32GB, but you can use a microSD card to add to it.

The new member of the Galaxy Tab 3 range has that slim bezel everyone was admiring in the leaked images and the device also includes a 5-megapixel main camera, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front camera.

It wouldn’t have been a Samsung device without some Samsung-exclusive services and apps. Reading Mode is included, helping you enjoy your books on the tablet, promising a similar feeling to reading on printed paper.

For better enjoyment of videos and music, Samsung has included Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video Play. The S Translator feature is also present on board, along with S Travel, which provides you with local information when traveling. Group Play, another feature that Samsung has promoted extensively in relation to the Samsung Galaxy S4, is also available on the tablet.

The tablet runs Android 4.2 out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

The rumors about Samsung using an Intel CPU in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 have proved to be true, as the device does pack an Intel processor, according to Reuters (just like the new Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10 does). Samsung’s press release only mentions that it’s a dual-core chip running at 1.6GHz. The 10.1-inch tablet also has 1GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal memory.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

The 10.1-inch display is a WXGA TFT one, with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 149 PPI, with the tablet running Android 4.2, like its smaller brother. The main camera is a 3-megapixel one, with the front one at 1.3-megapixels.

Samsung features are not lacking here either, and that’s why you should know that you’ll be able to use the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 together with your TV. Smart Remote is one of the features on offer, and so is the MHL link for TV Out.

Samsung says that both tablets will be available globally at the beginning of June, but no pricing has been revealed yet.

Which one of the two tablets are you looking forward to?

Bogdan Bele
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  • ds

    These are both lower end tablets, spec and look wise. But I had a feeling Samsung is going for a high end price. A 1280 x 800 resolution on 10.1″ COME ON SAMSUNG!

  • Stranger from a far coast

    So Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and the Note 10.1 is the high-end tablet choice and the only tablet to compete against iPad in the market.

    While, Tab 3 has been reduced to a low-end spec tablet. Not bad.

    Wonder when will we see a samsung tablet running exynos 5..

    • Robert Farley

      you will see the exynos 5 when people are willing to pay for it. us stupid americans are willing to pay more for something if its got an apple logo, but when they see samsung priced high and are completely unaware their technology is years ahead of apple they bitch and complain its too high, i hate the stupid f**ks in this counrty

  • Jayzee Dizon

    Ok this a Tablet Samsung Not a PHABLET.
    The Tab 2 7.0 Is better

    • Robert Farley

      you must be on crack, this is way better then tab 2 7in. the intel chip will use so much less power and perform way better then the tegra 2

      • Jayzee Dizon

        Yes the Inside of the devices is AWESOME but the outside is uugggly

  • kascollet

    The iPad 2 and the iPad Mini are terrified : endly they have competitors !
    …except Samsung will put flagship (iPad 4/iPad Mini 2) prices on those things :-D

    I don’t understand how they can’t do better than those outdated devices. Come on, it’s mid-2013 !

    • Piyush

      I think its prices , Google sales nexus 10 at 399 because Google has subsidized that product from Samsung and selling it under its brand , Samsung is selling lot of smartphone even at higher price they think same way will work on tablet and yes its working specially in Asian market , but mostly people don’t see specs now they see galaxy brand.

  • MasterMuffin

    Why does Samsung make such crappy tablets (Nexus 10 not counted in)??

  • Nathan Borup

    I think that samsung is testing the waters with intel. They might not want to put all that much into it until they see how the intel processor handles things

  • Jonathan Franklin

    Neither. These tablets are an embarrassment, especially after seeing what ASUS just announced.

    I don’t know why Samsung insists on re-releasing the Motorola Xoom every year. It’s just a halfassed, lazy and arrogant money grab at this point and the Galaxy Tab lineup is the poster child for why Android tablets don’t feel like they’re quite “there” yet compared to how well Android does in the phone market.

  • Lil bit

    What a joke, the res of the 10.1. But I’m not surprised. Tab 2 is horrifying and Tab 3 does nothing to improve on it. Tablet Z all the way, performance and resolution are key factors and Samsung offer none of those.

  • Disappointed

    Ths unfortunately makes sense. Samsung makes the Nexus 10 which is subsidized by Google. If they came out with a 10 inch Galaxy tablet with Nexus 10-like specs it would cost more than the Nexus. Why set yourself up to compete against yourself and lose? True it would be a little different with additions like sd card but that isn’t enough to push volume. Better to cut the specs way down and come out with a low cost 10 inch that appeals to a broad market. If they price this at $250/$299 for the 10 inch 16/32gb it will sell. They have the Nexus10 at the $399 price target. The only other move is to try and add enough features to make it compelling as a high end tablet (high Rez display, S-pen, and other cool new never seen before specs) hopefully there will be a new 10inch note that blows out socks off and justifies a $500 or geater price.

  • brendan soliwoda

    Done with Samsung tablets. The only really good tablet they ever made was the 7.7 and they have not made a successor since. Why can’t Samsung put as much effort into their tablets as they do their phones? Anyway, I’ll just stick with Asus on this one.

    • yomachaser

      Note 10.1 is great and so is the 8.0 variant.

  • hrishi

    I wonder what samsungs target are for these devices…

  • cmschuld

    Honestly, I’m probably getting a cheap Note 10.1 this summer. Obviously the first thing I’m doing is rooting it, but I
    m getting it for Samsung’s features, not for its specs.

  • vorameghana

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is a slim-trim tablet. It is made of plastic body, Android 4.2.2 aka Jelly Bean OS inside, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and digital compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope.