Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 now on sale in the US
Here’s the moment that I’m sure many of you have been waiting for, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 line-up is now on sale in the US, so here are all the juicy pricing details for Samsung’s latest 7, 8, and 10.1 inch tablets.
The official Samsung website lists the Galaxy Tab 3 7 inch version at $199.99, which comes with a 1024×600 resolution LCD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. For your money you’ll also receive 8GB of built-in memory and a microSD card expansion slot with support for an additional 64GB, if you need it.
The next step up, the 8 inch Tab 3, boosts the specs ever so slightly over its smaller brother, featuring a 1280×800 resolution display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Price wise, you’re looking at $299.99, which is quite expensive compared with the 7-inch version, but it might be the best tablet in the line-up.
Finally, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 opts for a dual-core Intel CloverTrail+ processor clocked at 1.6GHz. Worryingly though, the 10.1 inch tablet only comes with 1GB of RAM and the same 1280×800 resolution display as the 8 inch tablet, making it substantially less impressive than the Nexus 10’s screen. The price is competitive with the high-end Nexus tablet, costing around $399.99 for the 16GB version.
There are also a couple of other interesting things to note about the Tab 3 line-up. Firstly, the 7-inch version comes with Android 4.1.2, but the other two ship with Android 4.2. Perhaps an update will be heading to the smaller tablet sometime soon, but if you want the most up to date version of Android straight out the box, then it might be best to choose the 8 or 10.1 inch versions. Secondly, all of the tablets have a physical home button just like Samsung’s smartphones, which is a change-up from the Galaxy Tab 2 series.
The tablets all come in a choice of two colors, the standard Samsung white, or the new golden-brown option. You can already purchase your tablet from Samsung or Amazon, and many more retailers will be stocking the tablets soon, if they aren’t all ready.