Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets to launch in the US on July 7

Not too long until the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets land in the U.S., folks! The Korean tech giant just confirmed that all three of them are to launch stateside in just a couple of weeks. Starting July 7, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch, Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, and the Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch will be available for purchase online or via many of the nation's largest retailers. And if patience is something you don't have lots of, you'll be able to place a pre-order tomorrow – June 25. 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch is the largest tablet among the bunch, sporting a 1280 by 800 pixel display and a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel processor. It also features a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a 3MP main shooter. All of that, including the 6800mAh battery, 16 gigabytes of storage, and the GPS connectivity is packed inside an 8-millimeter thick body weighing just 510 grams.

Next in line we have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, with its 1280 by 800 pixel display and 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The tablet also features a 5MP auto-focus main camera, a front-facing cam, GPS, and a 4450mAh battery. It is one of the thinnest and lightest tablets of this size, with a thickness of just 7.4mm and weight of 314 grams.

And the third member in the lineup is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch, with its 1024 by 600 pixel screen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor. A couple of cameras are present as well, including a 3MP main one and a 1.3MP front-facing cam for video chats. The device comes with 8GB of storage, GPS connectivity, and a 4000mAh battery. 

All three Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets will be available in two colors – White and Gold Brown – and will be bundled with a pack of goodies, including a $10 Google Play voucher, a year of free Boingo hotspot service, three months of Hulu Plus service, and free 50GB of Dropbox storage for 2 years.

Prices for the Wi-Fi-only models are set at $399, $299 and $199 for the 10.1-inch, 8-inch and the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, with no word as to when or whether the 3G/4G variants will be launched. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets will be offered 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 on Samsung's online store.

source: Samsung



7. taikucing unregistered

That Tab 10.1.... Its resolution is still 1280 x 800? 150 PPI, we meet again

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes, the older Galaxy Tabs and the Note 10.1 were pretty bad. Even the Xperia Tablet Z performs kind of unacceptable in my opinion. The Nexus 10 runs awesome though and the Note 8.0 pretty well. If the Tab 3 8.0 is just a thinner Note 8 without the pen, then it will be a great choice at 299.99. Personally I will either go Nexus 7 2.0 or Ativ Q or Book 9 plus. I know the latter two are not really tablets but close enough. Haha

3. x88yunkw

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

android OS will lagging after sometime of use. design wise, follow apple again. Apple still lead the market in os and design. no doubt.

6. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

I agree with you on the tablet side. The Nexus 7 and 10 are the closest thing that Android has in terms of fluidity compared to the iPads. Phonewise, however, HTC's Sense 5 UI on my DNA or the One is almost flawless. I have almost zero lag, and I can't say that I didn't have lag on my iPhone 5 if I really pushed it, which is what I have to do with the One or DNA to get it to lag. And to my DNA's credit, it is a custom ROM I have flashed and not an official build. Android isn't there yet, but it is getting there. I have a feeling that the next major iteration of Android will fix a lot of fluidity issues.

8. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Android leads tablet marketshare since May 2013th. Lags are known for 4.2 versions, using custom roms may fix these

2. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

I've used both generations of Galaxy Tabs and even own the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. They're horrid, laggy garbage, and with these specs, doesn't look like much is going to change unless they make some changes to TW.

4. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I must agree. I had a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and it was laggy garbage. Wouldn't have bought it even if it was $200 from the way it lagged and couldn't keep more than 3 tabs in a browser open without everything freezing up. Samsung has solid smartphone technology. Aside from the Nexus 10 and Galaxy Note 8.0 though, the rest of their tablets are trash...

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