As 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?