Samsung announces next-generation Galaxy Tab 3 tablets – available in June

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Samsung just added two new tablets to their Galaxy Tab 3 series – an 8-inch and 10.1-inch models. The 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 model features 1.5 GHz Exynos dual-core processor, WXGA TFT 1280×800 (189 PPI) display, 1.5GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras, and 4,450 mAh battery – it comes with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage variants.

The 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 model comes with a faster Intel 1.6 GHz dual-core processor along with 1280×800 (149 PPI) WXGA TFT display, 1GB of RAM, 6,800 mAh battery, and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Surprisingly, this 10-inch model comes with a lower 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Not sure what Samsung was thinking here. Both models will be running Android 4.2.2 version with latest suite of TouchWiz apps.

Samsung hasn’t announced the pricing for both Galaxy Tab 3 models, but said that they’ll be available in the beginning of June.

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Below is the official press release from Samsung:

Samsung Introduces New GALAXY Tab 3 Series

June 3, 2013

Next-generation GALAXY tablets integrate intuitive new features
and enhanced performance for all

SEOUL, Korea, June 03, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the introduction of the GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch and 10.1-inch which will be available globally beginning of June. Offering an expanded range of options along with previously announced 7-inch version, the GALAXY Tab 3 Series provides customers various ways to view, listen, create, and share meaningful events and special content with those who matter most. Whether surfing the web at home or reading during the commute, each device is packed with enhanced content and intuitive design perfect for viewing or sharing content with friends and family, and capturing all of life’s spontaneous moments.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch

• Exceptional Reading and Entertainment Experience: Designed to be held in one hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch
is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere.
Outstanding slim bezel for effective and maximum screen use makes Samsung’s “reading mode” technology
which optimizes the display to deliver perfect illumination and tone for comfortable paperlike readability in a variety of
lighting conditions work better on its 8-inch screen. Samsung’s Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video
Play maximize every sound allow users to enjoy clearer dialogue, consistent volume levels, and superior audio to
further enhance the overall multimedia experience with the new device. Also, the physical keys on the bezel at
bottom give users a comfortable smartphone-like experience in navigating.

• Enhanced Smart Usability: Making travel and discovery more effortless, the GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch features S
Translator, which provides instant translation through voice recognition and via text on applications including email,
text message, and ChatON. This instant translation is possible both from speech-to-text and text-to-speech,
ensuring that you can communicate with ease while traveling internationally. Also, S Travel, the Smart Travel
Companion, provides real-time local information in need for travel along with user’s travel paths. Users can get
information and make reservation of the places classified in various categories such as Place, Hotel, Tickets, Food
and Forum, and more. In addition, intuitive features such as Story Album and Group Play also allow users more ways
to instantly share and enjoy music, photos, documents, and games with those around them.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch

• Amplified Multimedia Experience: Built to be the leading 10-inch tablet in the market, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch
seamlessly combines sleek design and enhanced multimedia capabilities for home and family use. Stacked with a
1.6 GHz Dual Core processor, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch is the ideal device for everyday family use and multimedia
consumption. Featuring a comprehensive suite of video, music, and photo software, and coupled with the clarity of
its display, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1 takes center stage for portable home entertainment.

• A Perfect Tablet for the Entire Family: Equipped with Smart Remote and MHL (TV Out) capabilities, the GALAXY
Tab 3 10.1 seamlessly transitions from the perfect gaming device for kids to the ideal home media control device for
the parents. Whether streaming movies to the family television or playing games at the highest resolution, the
GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch smoothly integrates into the household media environment for an experience that can be
enjoyed by the whole family