Samsung announces three new Galaxy Tab 3 devices go on sale July 7th starting at $200


Samsung has announced that its latest three additions to the Galaxy Tab 3 family will go on sale in the US starting July 7th. The device will come in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch flavors, which all offer similar specs (though not exactly identical). The 7-inch variant will boast 1024×600 resolution, 8GB of internal storage, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a front-facing camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and more, and will be coming to you for $200.

galaxy tab 3 10 inch white front

Taking things up a notch, the 8-inch variant bumps us up to HD resolution with 1,280 pixels wide by 800 pixels tall. The processor has also gotten a bit of a boost, with a 1.5GHz dual-core chip powering this tablet. Other specs include 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel rear camera, a front-facing camera, and will be launching with Android 4.2 for $300.

Finally, the 10.1-inch variant is unsurprisingly the most powerful, with a 1.6GHz dual-core processor sitting inside. It, too, has 1280 x 800 resolution — that’s a tad disappointing, though with Samsung looking to keep costs down we understand why they might not have wanted to opt for the full HD experience. The device also has 16GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera, and 1GB of RAM (a bit odd, all things considered). This tablet is being priced at $400.

I can’t say this is the most impressive suite of devices for the price. Google does have a bit of an unfair advantage being able to subsidized their devices to make it easier on the end user, but it’s hard to pass up the Nexus offerings when they offer so much more bang for around the same buck. Regardless, Samsung wants to make sure it positions itself well in the tablet space with affordable devices, and these are the ones carrying the that torch.

Pre-sales for all three devices begin tomorrow, and they launch July 7th at the likes of Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile, Amazon, Wal-Mart, h.h. Gregg, Office Depot, Toys ‘R’ Us, P.C. Richard & Son, Fry’s, Newegg, and series Sears, as well as over at Are you buying?

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. i would buy if this was last year. But considering the iPad Mini can be had for just the same as the 8-inch Tab, can’t say I’d recommend the Tab. Also, the new Nexus 7 is coming out soon right?

  2. $400 it’s too much money for such a low spec tablet in my opinion. At $300 they might sell a few.
    So I’m guessing when they announce a high end tablet they will want $600 for it.

  3. So the 10.1 version is $400 for a daul core tablet??

    Why not just buy the Note 10.1 for the same price?

  4. All these refreshed Galaxy Tab with last year spec is disgusting. Stop acting like Apple, Samsung!

  5. Samsung has really abandoned Android for the high end tablets : last week, they announced first-class devices, all of them with X86 chips, high-res screens and Windows 8, and today they announce mere cheap upgrades of their Android Tab line, wich will definitely stay on the entry level side.
    Samsung is really separating the two segments :
    – high end = Intel + Microsoft
    – low-end = ARM + Android

    This is bad news for Android I think.

    1. These are intel.. The note 10.1 is going to be their premium tablet. Duh

    2. POS win8 needs 8 core intel to run and stills lag like a b#tch with battery life to 2hr.. not wonder no one cares for pos windows tablet its a total flob

      1. Well, obviously, they got better recently. Windows RT on ARM architecture may not be the best (but Surface Pro isn’t that slow considering the sub-par Tegra SoC), but Win8 on powerful Intel chips is certainly not as bad as you think, and it’s a full-blown OS.

  6. Obligatory Nexus 7 is better than this comment. Seriously though, why do manufacturers keep making 7″ tablets that are on par with or worse than the N7, and are still charging $200?

  7. crappy specs for the price, I’ll wait for the new N7

  8. Just got the Note 8 and I love it. The screen is very bright although not 1080. The S-Pen has proven itself very useful and great to have for note taking during meetings. It def adds another dimension to the experience. I was wandering through BestBuy last week when I started playing with it. The new Samsung floor space is very well done. It’s closer to the entrance and on the main aisle and you can’t miss it.

    Samsung will accomplish exactly what they set out to do with these lower end devices. That is sell them to the masses that don’t really care about high end specs. Ask anyone with kids if they plan on spending twice as much on an iPad.

  9. I’ll wait out a Nexus 11 for me as I like my stuff to go to 11.

  10. pass….

  11. I think I’d rather have a nexus 10 for $399 with better screen.

  12. Note 10.1 …….2

  13. lol garbage

  14. Meh. My next tablet must be 1080p+, 32GB+ internal, 3GB+ RAM, and this tablet is none of that.

  15. I still think Samsung missed on the price points, even though I put up the money to get a Note 8.0. The Note 8.0 should’ve been priced where the Tab 8.0 is priced and the Tab 8.0 closer to the Nexus 7 pricing. Oh well. Proof will be in the sales. If they fail to make up ground on the iPad dominance, for the tablet market, this will be the reason why. I’m still loving the Note 8.0 though. Great tablet and perfect size.

  16. Wait, do these have SD card slots?

    I’m tempted to just wait and see if we get that Windows 8/Android hybrid here in the States…

  17. Samsung is really trying to milk the galaxy brand.. but looks like that train is coming to an end, Galaxy S4 sales are tanking

  18. The only thing these new Galaxy Tab’s have that I wish my Nexus 10 had is the white colored body/bezel.

  19. “though with Samsung looking to keep costs down we understand why they might not have wanted to opt for the full HD experience” I thought Samsung was making the Benjamin’s, what happened?

  20. With new Nexus devices on the horizon, I can’t imagine giving this serious thought.

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