Samsung has put its portfolio of Galaxy Tab 3
tablets on sale in the United States. The previously-announced Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
are all available to buy in stores, as well as through Amazon and Samsung itself
, with both white and 'golden brown' color options popping up in retailer listings.
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 uses a seven-inch 1024x600 display, and houses a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. A rear-mounted three-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel counterpart are included, along with Wi-Fi Channel Bonding on 2.4GHz and 5GHz, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 connection support, Android 4.1, and a 4,000mAh battery.
The middle-sized Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 with Android 4.2 uses a slightly higher-resolution 1280x800 display, and opts for a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM, and options for 16GB or 32GB of expandable storage. The back camera is upgraded to a five-megapixel version, the front version is the same 1.3MP model used in the seven-inch tablet, and while it has similar connection options to the 7.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE-connectivity make an appearance instead.
The largest tablet of the group, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, also has the fastest processor, a dual-core model running at 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM. The cameras are the same as the Tab 3 7.0, while connectivity and software matches that of the Tab 3 8.0, though its power supply is a much beefier 6,800mAh.
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 will cost $200, while the Tab 3 8.0 sells for $300, and the Tab 3 10.1 for $400.