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

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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Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch
  • Display 8.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4450 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

The sensors on top of the samsung logo kinda looks awkward

8. mydi.maus unregistered

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

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

12. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 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

18. mydi.maus unregistered

Copy!!

14. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Even everything looks awkward

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

and the price is...

3. Igneel unregistered

I think the Note 8 is a better choice.

7. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

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

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

4. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

9. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

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

11. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Same-sunk.

13. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

man computex 2013 already more impressive then CTIA

16. rcranium

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

17. rcranium

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

19. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

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

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice tablet

21. Jayzee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

Lol Looks like a HUGE PHABLET

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