June 24, 2013
Samsung Says Galaxy Tab 3 Will Be Available In US July 7
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online
Samsung announced that it will be bringing its new Galaxy Tab 3 line to US retailers beginning July 7.
The South Korean company's new tablet computer line will be available for pre-orders starting June 25 for $199, $299 and $399. The relatively cheap tablets come in three size options, ranging anywhere from seven inches to 10 inches. These devices will be available through Samsung or Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Office Depot.
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 features a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 screen. It is the lower price of the three new tablets and doesn't come with quite as much punch as the two more expensive models. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 features an Exynos 1.5GHz dual-core processor and higher-resolution 1,280 x 800 display. The 8.0, along with the 10.0 version, will be running the latest Android 4.2 operating system.
"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," Samsung wrote in a press release about the new tablet line. "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."
Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 includes a rear facing 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p video and 1.5 gigabytes of RAM. The Galaxy Tab 3 10.0's biggest difference is the Intel Z2560 1.6GHz dual-core processor. This processor will really help out with battery life compared to other similar chips available.
Samsung said the tablets will feature its Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video Play, which will allow users to have a clearer dialogue, consistent volume levels and "superior audio to further enhance the overall multimedia experience with the new device."
The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 will feature an instant translator through voice recognition, making it easier to communicate while traveling internationally. The device's Smart Travel Companion will provide real-time local information needed 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," Samsung said. "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."