Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.0 unveiled

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to come in 8in and 10in versions

3 Jun 2013

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab 3 in two different sizes, as it confirmed it will be using Intel's Atom chips in a "top tier" Android tablet.

A report from Reuters suggested the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 would run an Atom as previously rumoured, but Samsung's press office was still trying to confirm that at the time of publishing.

The Samsung Galaxy 3 Tab 8.0 runs Android 4.2 on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM, and features an 1,280 x 800, 8in WXGA TFT display with 189ppi - that trails the Nexus 7's 216ppi. It features a 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-pixel front-facing camera.

Versions of the device will support 3G and 4G, and it comes in 16GB or 32GB models, although both contain a microSD slot. It weights 314g and is 7.4mm thick.

It's larger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy 3 Tab 10.1 also runs Android 4.2, and features a 1.6GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It has a 3-megapixel camera - versus the smaller model's 5 megapixels - and 1,280 x 800, 149ppi WXGA TFT display.

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

It also comes in 3G or 4G, as well as 16GB or 32GB versions, and features a microSD slot. The larger model weighs in at 510g and is slightly thicker than the smaller model at 7.95mm.

Both tablets are loaded up with Samsung's apps and services.

The new devices will slot in alongside the previously released Samsung Galaxy 3 Tab 7.

Samsung said the Galaxy Tab 3 series will be available in the UK later this year, but didn't reveal which versions, shipping dates or prices.

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