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Galaxy Tab 3 10.1"

Galaxy Tab 3 8"
Samsung adds a pair of tablets to its Galaxy Tab 3 family

Samsung has officially unveiled two new offerings in its Galaxy 3 series of tablets, which join the existing seven-inch tablet. The tablets include the Galaxy 3 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets that will be offered globally starting in June.
The new eight-inch tablet is described as an optimal device for viewing videos, playing games, and reading e-books anywhere.

Samsung says that the tablet has a special reading mode optimizes the display to deliver perfect illumination for paper-like readability in a variety of lighting conditions. The tablet is also fitted with Samsung Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video Play.

The tablet features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (paired with 1.5GB of RAM), 1280x800 display, and runs Android 4.2. The eight-inch tablet has a five-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera and is available with Wi-Fi, 3G, or LTE connectivity. It is also fitted with GPS and uses a 4450 mAh internal battery. The tablet will be available in 16 GB or 32 GB varieties.

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch tablet uses a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor and a lackluster (for a 10.1” tablet) 1280x800 display. The large tablet features a three-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It supports various Samsung applications and has integrated GPS. It can be purchased with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage and has a memory card slot for expansion.
Official pricing hasn’t been announced at this time.

Source: Samsung

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By SublimeSimplicity on 6/3/2013 10:34:13 AM , Rating: 5
The tablet features a <snip> 1280x800 display

The new eight-inch tablet is described as an optimal device for viewing videos

Optimal... you keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it does.

RE: Optimal?
By retrospooty on 6/3/2013 11:25:40 AM , Rating: 2
LOL... I think he was saying that Samsung's press release calls it optimal. - is described as an optimal device.

I was pretty shocked when the Note 10 came out last year with that low res... Now a year later and the tab 10 still has it? Pass. I wouldnt even get that on a 7 inch tablet.

RE: Optimal?
By cyberguyz on 6/3/2013 12:38:33 PM , Rating: 2
Well.... it is better than the 7" Galaxy Tab 3 they announced in May.

To be honest with you I would not choose either of these over an Asus/Google Nexus 7. When you consider that the N7 is almost a year older than these, I'm just not seeing the love here.

RE: Optimal?
By retrospooty on 6/3/2013 12:41:47 PM , Rating: 3
Yup... Samsung tablets have always been sort of... meh. That trend continues. I am waiting on the next Nexus7.

RE: Optimal?
By jimbojimbo on 6/4/2013 2:11:12 PM , Rating: 3
I could understand the resolution for the Note 10.1 due to the digitizer but a plain old tablet definitely should have a higher resolution these days especially considering the smaller S4 has a higher resolution!
My big immediate complaint are also the side facing speakers. I love the front facing ones on my Note 10.1 and making the sound go sideways isn't logical especially if they're going to say it's better for watching videos.

By ssnova703 on 6/3/2013 1:08:01 PM , Rating: 2
It's about time they got on with times with the rest of their devices(and the rest of the industry for that matter) and put in higher resolution screens!

I mean, c'mon, even their GS4 phone has a higher resolution! And it's a smaller device! Whoever was the product manager for the Tablet missed it big...

Hell of an Intel snub
By name99 on 6/3/2013 4:09:18 PM , Rating: 2
That's one heck of a vote of confidence Samsung have in Intel, isn't it?
No mention of Intel anywhere in the press release, and the tech specs list the CPU as "Dual Core processor".

This does not look to me like Samsung have much faith in Atom; rather it looks like the usual Asian "throw random crap against the wall and see what sticks" model. We'll ship this, and if it sucks, well, tough for the customers who were stupid enough to buy it and in three months we'll release a different version with a different CPU.

You can find the official press release here:
and that web page shows all the elegance and design flair you'd expect from Samsung, with a little something extra --- it's completely broken if you try to increase the font size. How the hell do you even MAKE a web page that's this broken?

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