It seems like there’s a new Samsung Galaxy device being announced every week, and this week is no different.
Today, the company introduced a trio of new tablets to its Tab series: The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, the Galaxy Tab 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The company’s goal in offering all three devices is to give its customers more choice in terms of design, features and price.
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is aimed at customers looking for a portable device to consume content on the go. The tablet measures 7.4 inches tall by 4.37 inches wide by 0.39 inch thick and features a 7-inch, 1,024 by 600 pixel touchscreen. There’s a three-megapixel camera on back and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.
Compared to the other two, it’s not as powerful in terms of processor speed. The Tab 3 7.0 also offers less internal memory (eight gigabytes with a microSD expansion slot) and runs a slightly older version of Google’s Android Jelly Bean operating system (version 4.1). But it’s the most affordable of the bunch at $199 for the Wi-Fi model.
For those looking for more of a high-performance tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 steps things up with a faster processor, a better 5-megapixel rear camera on back and sharper 8-inch, 1,280 by 800 pixel touchscreen. It also adds multi-window support, so you can run two applications simultaneously on the same screen. Internal memory is double that of the Tab 3 8.0, and it also has a microSD expansion slot. Pricing is set at $299.
Finally, the $399 Galaxy Tab 10.1 is optimized to be used in the living room as a second screen device. It has a 10.1-inch, 1,280 by 800 pixel touchscreen that’s optimized for playing games, watching video and editing documents. In addition, the tablet has a built-in IR blaster, so you can use it as a remote control. It also comes preloaded with Samsung’s WatchOn TV recommendation service.
All three models will come with a $10 Google Play Store voucher, one free year of Boingo’s hotspot service, a complimentary three month subscription to Hulu Plus and 50GB of free Dropbox storage of two years.
All will be available starting July 7 and preorders start June 25. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series will be sold at multiple retailers nationwide, including Best Buy, Walmart, Office Depot and Amazon.