Samsung’s much rumoured, but not exactly hotly anticipated Galaxy Tab 3 series expansion is finally real in both 8-inch and 10.1-inch low-res screen varieties. Adding to the 7-incher, Samsung’s definitely targeting the Tab at the entry-level tablet market.
The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch comes packing a 1.5GHz dual-core chip, 1.5GB of RAM with either 16 or 32GB of on-board storage and a microSD slot. The 8-inch screen is 1280×800, which gives it just 189ppi making the 8-incher decidedly on the budget-end of today’s tablet offerings. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean’s there, and so are your usual Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, a front-facing 1.3MP chat cam, and a rear 5MP snapper on the back.
Meanwhile, its bigger 10.1-inch brother doesn’t fair any better in the specs, with a 1.6GHz dual-core chip backed by only 1GB of RAM this time. The rest of the innards are a clone of the 8-incher, with the screen packing the same resolution forcing an even lower 149ppi.
Both tablets feature a bit of Samsung’s software explosion, with S Translator and ChatON present, along with TouchWiz of course. Whether that’s a good thing I’ll leave up to you.
We don’t have pricing just yet, but expect these two to be priced in the cheap-end of the market. Both should be on store shelves later this year, although why you’d buy these over a Nexus device, I have no idea.
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