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.


Samsung Introduces New GALAXY Tab 3 Series

June  3, 2013

Next-generation GALAXY tablets integrate intuitive new features 
and enhanced performance for all



SEOUL, Korea, June 03, 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the introduction of the GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch and 10.1-inch which will be available globally beginning of June. Offering an expanded range of options along with previously announced 7-inch version, the GALAXY Tab 3 Series provides customers various ways to view, listen, create, and share meaningful events and special content with those who matter most. Whether surfing the web at home or reading during the commute, each device is packed with enhanced content and intuitive design perfect for viewing or sharing content with friends and family, and capturing all of life’s spontaneous moments.


Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch

  • Exceptional Reading and Entertainment Experience: Designed to be held in one hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch 
   is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere.
   Outstanding slim bezel for effective and maximum screen use makes Samsung’s “reading mode” technology
   which optimizes the display to deliver perfect illumination and tone for comfortable paperlike readability in a variety of
   lighting conditions work better on its 8-inch screen. Samsung’s Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video
   Play maximize every sound allow users to enjoy clearer dialogue, consistent volume levels, and superior audio to
   further enhance the overall multimedia experience with the new device. Also, the physical keys on the bezel at
   bottom give users a comfortable smartphone-like experience in navigating.

  • Enhanced Smart Usability: Making travel and discovery more effortless, the GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch features S
   Translator, which provides instant translation through voice recognition and via text on applications including email,
   text message, and ChatON. This instant translation is possible both from speech-to-text and text-to-speech,
   ensuring that you can communicate with ease while traveling internationally. Also, S Travel, the Smart Travel
   Companion, provides real-time local information in need for travel along with user's travel paths. Users can get
   information and make reservation of the places classified in various categories such as Place, Hotel, Tickets, Food
   and Forum, and more. In addition, intuitive features such as Story Album and Group Play also allow users more ways
   to instantly share and enjoy music, photos, documents, and games with those around them.

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Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch
  • OS Android 4.2.2
  • Display 8.0 inches 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4450 mAh

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