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Slim Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch outed, likely adds more Android to Intel's belt

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Slim Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch outed, likely adds more Android to Intel's belt
Asus is in full swing today, announcing tablets, phablets and convertibles left and right, on the way to overshadow anybody else out there with top-notch specs and innovative hybrids like the dual-boot Transformer Book Trio concoction.

Samsung is counterattacking with two tablets of its own in a hasty press release - a 10' and 8" Galaxy Tab 3 slates, likely powered by dual-core Intel Atom CloverTrail+ processors inside, though Samsung isn't specifying the type of processor yet.

The thin 8-incher is just 7.4mm with minimum bezel, and sports a display panel with 1280 x 800 resolution, clocking it at 189 ppi pixel density. The chipset is clocked at 1.5 GHz, aided by the unorthodox 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot for more.

There are also a 5 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front-facing unit, while a 4450 mAh battery backs it all up. The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch (yep, that's the original name) is running Android 4.2, and there will be a version with broadband 3G and LTE connectivity as well. Pricing will be given at a later date, but the smallish slate is hitting shelves this month.

UPDATE: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch has a 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos chip, not an Intel processor as initially thought. The 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3, on the other hand, sports a 1.6GHz dual-core processor by Intel.

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posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:59 7

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1532; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The sensors on top of the samsung logo kinda looks awkward

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 06:19 4

8. mydi.maus (unregistered)


everything looks awkward copying ipad mini w/its bezel,..wtf

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 06:27 5

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 3231; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


WTF...So now only Apple can have thin bezel. Apple fans really lack basic intelligence to know that competition is good for consumer.

Anyway tab 3 spec does not impress.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 06:58 4

12. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


At last! This is what I've been waiting for to replace my iPad mini! Same 8inch with thin bezels i loved with my mini but more powerful OS inside. I hope this comes out cheap. LOL

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 12:01 1

18. mydi.maus (unregistered)


Copy!!

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:26 2

14. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Even everything looks awkward

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 04:02 1

2. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


and the price is...

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 04:11 5

3. Igneel (unregistered)


I think the Note 8 is a better choice.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 05:07 4

7. anGel_pLayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Well, that might be the case, but I think this would be cheaper...

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:38 5

15. roldefol (Posts: 3180; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Then Samsung needs to find a better price point for the Note 8. That's the only tablet I have my eye on, but not for $400. Even with its inherent advantages over the iPad Mini, people still care more about the bottom line.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 04:54 3

4. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


camera replacement make it more ugly.... otherwise good tablet

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 05:06 3

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


It would make sense around $250, okay screen and specs, nice size and features, micro SD slot, Samsung warranty, multi-view and others. But really the Note 8.0 should be their mid-range $299 tablet, not this.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 06:20 1

9. selena1000 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


dont know whats worse,the name or the product.......

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 06:35 2

11. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Same-sunk.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 07:40

13. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


man computex 2013 already more impressive then CTIA

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:40

16. rcranium (Posts: 28; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I just want a GPS in this. I don't need cellular. I want to use this in my car for navigation. My note 2 is too small and my ipad3 is too large. I'd consider nexus7 v2 but really want an 8 inch screen tablet with split screen or more capability.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:41 1

17. rcranium (Posts: 28; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I completely agree. The note8 is too expensive and I don't need the stylus.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 12:26 1

19. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


looks like my note 8.0 just without a pan and smaller bezzle

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 16:42

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 12618; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice tablet

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 02:08

21. Jayzee (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


Lol Looks like a HUGE PHABLET

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