Samsung has finally lifted the veil on Galaxy Tab 3 line-up, revealing the pricing and launch details of the new tablets. Included in the line-up is the 10.1-inch Android tablet, powered up by an Intel chip, which will start with a basic price of $399.
The Tab 3 line-up essentially comprises of 3 slates. These include the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, the 8-inch slate and the 10-inch Intel-powered tablet. Given below is a quick breakdown of the highlights of each.
7-inch Galaxy Tab 3:
Samsung has poured its design aesthetics from Galaxy S4 into this slate. In fact, the looks of the two devices are so similar that the 7-incher looks an enlarged version of Galaxy S4. It packs a 2-GHz dual-core Marvell processor together with 8GB of storage space. The display is a 1024 x 600 screen which runs Android 4.1. The tablet includes a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front. Prices at $199, the 7-incher arrives with three months of free access to Hulu Plus.
8-inch Galaxy Tab 3:
This tablet packs a more powerful 1.5-GHz Samsung Exynos dual-core processor and runs Android 4.2. The internal storage space is bumped up to 16GB while the display features a 1280 x 800 resolution. There’s a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel rear camera. The tablet is priced at $299, making it a cheaper alternative to its peers such as the iPad mini and Kindle Fire HD 8.9.
10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3:
This tablet is the highlight of the entire Tab 3 line-up. What makes it most interesting is that it packs an Intel chip, making it the first ever Android tablet to have an Intel processor under its hood. Packing 1280 x 800 display, the tablet comes with the 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ processor and promises far better battery performance with the 6800mAh lithium-ion pack. It includes 16GB of internal storage and runs Android 4.2. The price of the slate is $399 which certainly makes it enticing. However, the slate falls short of being a part of the top-end category.
The three slates are available for pre-order, starting from June 25. The actual sales will start on July 7, with the U.S. models coming only with Wi-Fi connectivity option. In other words, users won’t have the option to enjoy cellular connectivity over these slates.
Courtesy: PC Mag