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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 officially introduced

Samsung has finally introduced the Galay Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1, putting an end to all the rumors about the two tablets. Find out more in the rest of the article.
June 3, 2013
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?