Samsung announces frankly awful Galaxy Tab 3 8in and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1in

Samsung announces frankly awful Galaxy Tab 3 8in and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1inAs if Samsung didn’t have enough Android-powered Galaxy devices on shelves already, it’s announced two more today.

They are – surprise, surprise – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8in and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1in, a pair of tablets that demand to be filed under M for Meh.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8in offers an “Exceptional Reading and Entertainment Experience”, being developed for use in one hand, and including Samsung's Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video Play.

As we’ve come to expect, there’s also a bunch of Samsung apps, including S Translator (as found on the Samsung Galaxy S4) and S Travel, the “Smart Travel Companion” (reservations, tickets, hotels, blah blah blah).

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8in specs include an 8in display (1280 x 800, 189PPI), dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16/32GB internal storage (with microSD support), a 5MP/1.3MP camera combo, 4,450mAh battery, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.2).

Er, something about “Exceptional Reading and Entertainment Experience” and 189PPI doesn’t quite tie up.

As for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1in, it’s “Built to be the leading 10-inch tablet in the market”. You’re kidding, right? Man, wait till you hear the specs.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1in offers a 10.1in display, with – again – 1280 x 800 resolution, yielding an incredible not-quite-market-leading (ahem) 149PPI.

Other Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1in specs include a dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB internal storage (with microSD), a 3MP rear camera and 1.3MP front shooter, 6,800mAh battery, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.2).

So in many ways, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1in is actually worse than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8in? You've outdone yourself there, Samsung. Bravo.

No word on price just yet, but if you're even thinking of buying either of these, I will kill you. Both tablets will be available globally from "the beginning of June". Which is, like, now surely?

via: Samsung

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idokayat123  Jun. 3, 2013 at 12:51

Epic fail on Samsungs part on these two. Almost same as the galaxy Tab 2. I'd rather buy the galaxy note 10.1 rather than this galaxy tab 3.
I'm hoping they announce a better, high end tablet before the end of the month, hopefully something along the lines of the rumoured Samsung Roma tablet which is rumored to have a full HD 1080p Super AMOLED screen, dual-core Exynos 5 1.7GHz processor, 2GB ram, 9000mah battery and Micro SD support. That would be the ultimate Android Tablet that Samsung really should be aiming to release if they want to dominate Apple's iPad.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 3, 2013 at 23:34

That 5 ft long Google search bar alone put me off Samsung's tabs for goodle...

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