Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Series Tablets Get Prices and a Release Date

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All three models in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series are going to be released early next month. There will be a 7-inch model, an 8-inch version, and a 10.1-inch one, with prices ranging from $200 to $400.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0These devices were already announced by Samsung, but today is the first time the company has revealed the prices and a release date.

All the models in this series include Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Overview

This Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) device is going to have a 7-inch display with a 1024 x 600 (WSVGA) resolution, giving it a relatively low pixel density of 169 ppi.

At the heart of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 will be a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. A microSD HD/XD card slot will add up to 64GB of storage capacity, while there will be versions with 8GB and 16GB of built-in storage.

Other features will include a 3 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP webcam.

The base model of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is going to sell for $200.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Overview

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-InchThe 10.1-inch version will have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) display with a pixel density of 149ppi. This tablet has been designed to be in landscape mode by default, as the buttons are located on the long edge.

In a slightly unusual move for an Android device, it is going to use an Intel 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, with 1GB of RAM. There will be 16GB and 32GB versions, and both will come with a microSD memory card slot that can store up to 64GB.

The Tab 3 10.1 will have a 3 MP main camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing one. It will include a 6800mAh battery.

Samsung intends to release a Wi-Fi-only version as well as one with multiple versions of 4G: HSPA+ and LTE.

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will start at $400.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Overview

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-InchIn most ways, the 8-inch version of the Tab 3 will be identical to the 10-inch model, just with a smaller 189ppi screen.

It will have a slightly slower 1.5GHz dual-core processor, but a better rear-camera: 5 MP.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 will start at $300.

Availability

All three are going to be available for pre-order tomorrow. The scheduled U.S. release date is July 7.

They will be offered by major retailers nationwide at Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile, Amazon, Wal-Mart, h.h. Gregg, Office Depot, Toys ‘R’ Us, P.C. Richard & Son, Fry’s, Newegg, Sears and Samsung.com.

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