Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab 3 8-Inch & Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch


Samsung has today added two new tablets to its Galaxy Tab 3 family which will join the 7-inch model that launched back in May. One of them has an 8-inch display and is “designed to be held in one hand,” while the other has a 10.1-inch display for an “amplified multimedia experience.”

Samsung is always working to offer its products in as many shapes and sizes as it possibly can, so we knew it wouldn’t be long before new tablets were added to its latest Galaxy Tab 3 line. Here’s what you can expect from each device:

Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch Specifications

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz
  • 8-inch WXGA (1280×800) TFT display with 189 pixels-per-inch
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 16GB/32GB of internal storage
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi, 3G & LTE connectivity
  • microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
  • 4,450mAh battery
  • 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4mm

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch Specifications

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz
  • 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) TFT display with 149 pixels-per-inch
  • 1.6GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage
  • 3-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 1.3-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi, 3G & LTE connectivity
  • microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
  • 6,800mAh battery
  • 243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95mm

Both devices also come pre-loaded with a plethora of Samsung apps and services — as we’ve come to expect from Samsung devices — including ChatON, Samsung Hub, Group Play, S Translator, S Travel, Dual View, Pop-up Video, WatchON, and more.

While the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch may have the largest display, the 8-inch model actually looks like the better option — at least in my opinion. Both devices have the same resolution, so the smaller one has a greater pixel density, and therefore sharper text and images.

The 8-inch model also has more RAM and a better rear-facing camera.

Both devices will be available worldwide at the beginning of this month, Samsung says, but there’s no word on pricing just yet.