Samsung Officially Announces the Galaxy Tab 3 8 and 10.1; Coming in June

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  1. dgstorm

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    For weeks now we have heard rumors and FCC filings about Samsung's newest Galaxy Tab devices. Today they officially announced the Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch and 10.1 inch varieties. Here's are the specs for both devices followed by a press release,

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch:
    • 1.5Ghz dual-core processor
    • 1.5GB of RAM
    • 16 or 32GB of storage
    • MicroSD card slot
    • 5 megapixel rear camera with no LED flash
    • 1.3MP front camera
    • 8-inch 1280x800 LCD
    • 4,450mAh battery
    • Infrared port
    • Android 4.2
    • WiFi, 3G and LTE models available
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch:
    • 1.6Ghz dual-core
    • Rear camera 3MP
    • 1GB
    • 16 or 32GB of storage
    • IR port
    • 1280x800 10.1-inch LCD
    • 6,800mAh battery
    • Android 4.2
    • WiFi, 3G and LTE models available
    It's strange to see that the larger model has slightly lower-end specs compared to the smaller one. Regardless, both of these are likely to have competitive pricing although those details have not been shared just yet. Here's the official presser,


     
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    I am completely unimpressed with both of these models. The specs on both of them are terrible, aint that much upgraded from the Galaxy tab 2.
     
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    I really hope this isn't becoming the new model of business for Samsung; slightly upgraded hardware. With the s4 (as some may agree or disagree) this could be the new Samsung business model as we know it.
     
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    Regardless of what people on this site think, I think these are going to sell very well. My Tab 2 7.0 has worked well for me and my wife likes it. If the pricing on the Tab 3 8.0 is low enough then I will give the Tab 2 to her and get the Tab 3. For what we and most people use them for (no gaming) a quad core 1.8 GHz processor is useless.
     
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    An 8" tablet is a nice size for reading and browsing, if priced right.

    I'd agree about most people not needing more CPU, but 2gigs ram would be better
     
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    The jump to 1.5GB on the 8" will be useful. I like that they reduced the long side bezel on the 8" too. It should be about the same size as the Tab 2 7.0 in width. I want the wider bezel at the ends because of the way I hold it one hand when horizontal. I've already started to prep the wife. I'll have to convince her how nice it would be to have the Tab 2 signed into her own Google account instead of mine. Now to wait for the price of the Tab 3 8.0 to see if I'm willing to spend the money. Might have to wait until a price drop next year.
     
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    True, but not exactly for the longer term. Granted, I'm a power-user but I push my Rezound's 1gig to the max running a very slim rom. 1.5gig with Touchwiz on top of future Android versions just doesn't cut it, IMO. As mostly a media device it's good, but I wouldn't be interested in 1.5gigs of ram just to save $50-$100.
     
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    I completely agree, this better not be a trend.

    I do agree that they will still sell well, merely stating my opinion on that it sucks that they barely managed to upgrade much in terms of hardware but still want top price for it. If it were me, I would just buy a galaxy tab 2 and save myself quite a bit of money.
     
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    I'm sure it will sell well and it'll tap into newer territory with it being 8in screen. It's just that it's not as much of an upgrade as many would expect. The industry may have sort of hit a plateau hardware wise, but Samsung seems to be turning these little upgrades into their latest business model trend. In the end, it could hurt them.
     
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    Will likely get the 8" for my 8yr old. She can read Kindle books on her own tablet. This should also work great for road trips for streaming from my Seagate wifi hard drive.
     
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    Not much of an upgrade from my Tab 1 to be honest.


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    If it turns out to be highly priced, she might really enjoya Fire HD 7" or 8.9 if she's going to be mostly reading with it. Until I got a Kindle Paperwhite I used my Fire 1 mostly for reading.

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