June 25, 2013
The tablet is available in three screen sizes: a seven-inch screen for $199, an eight-inch screen for $299 and a 10.1-inch screen for $399.
The Galaxy Tab 3, which comes in white and golden-brown, includes a $10 credit for the Google Play Store, a three-month subscription to Hulu Plus and 50 gigabytes of Dropbox storage for two years.
The models sold in the U.S. will be Wi-Fi-only — meaning the devices have no cellular capability.
To pre-order, customers can go to Samsung.com or order via Wal-Mart or Best Buy.
The new tablets, the latest products announced by the South Korean firm, are nothing to get excited about, according to a review by CNet.
“With the Galaxy Tab 3, $199 nets you a paltry 8GB of storage and a tablet screen with an unfortunately low 1,024×600-pixel resolution. That’s a few hundred thousand pixels behind the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, which each also start at 16GB of storage for $199,” the review says.
Mashable describes the Tab 8.0 as the one with “the best camera and has the largest pixel density.”
According to PC Mag, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, which is 7.9mm thick, “packs a relatively healthy 6,800mAh battery, and battery consumption will also be kept down by using a somewhat disappointingly low-res 1,280-by-800 screen.”