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

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 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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