Recently Samsung introduced two versions of the Galaxy Tab 3, 10.1 inch version and 8.0 inch version. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0inch is a model that slots itself in between the regular sized 7inch tabs and large sized 10.1inch tablet. Like 7inch tablets, even 8inch tablets are comfortable to use as it can be used single-handedly.
Let’s talk about the specs of the new 8inch Galaxy Tab 3. The device is powered with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. The 8inch display supports 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. The performance of the tab is quite thanks to the 1.5GHz dual-core CPU (Intel Atom Z2560) and 1.5GB RAM.
Like the new Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, even the 8inch tab comes in two variants 16GB and 32GB. At the rear, there is 5MP camera and at the front there is a 1.3MP camera for video calling. It comes with a microSIM compartment, which lets you access 4G, LTE connectivity through the cellular network. The external memory onboard allows you to use up to 64GB of microSD. It is also powered PowerVR SGX544 GPU.
Again, the design of the both tabs released recently by Samsung appears quite similar to each other. Like the 10.1 inch tablet, it comes with a button on the bottom part of the bezel. The device appears very sleek. The appearance of the device is also similar to Galaxy S4 thanks to silver and white colored body.
Frankly speaking, Samsung has to do something about the appearance of the Galaxy Tab devices because they do not appear interesting any more. However, the USP of the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 inch is the size of the device which makes it possible for you to use the device with one hand. The device measures 8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches and weighs 314g.
Some of the other features of Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Infrared, MHL slot, aGPS and GLONASS and a powerful non-removable 4450mAh battery. Rumors have it 3G and 4G models of the tablet will be made available.
Some may confuse Galaxy Tab 3 8inch with Galaxy Note 8. The latter comes with S Pen features which are not available with the newly announced 8inch tab. Also, another factor to talk about the Note 8 is its price. The $399 price tag is on expensive side.
Both Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices are going to be available for sale in the month of June. Samsung has not spoken on the price of the tablet and more information may be revealed on 20th June event. Recently Acer had announced their 8 inch Iconia W3 tablet powered with Windows 8 OS. The Galaxy Tab 3’s new addition is surely going to attract a lot of buyers. We hope that the tab comes with an affordable price tag and then it will surely stay ahead in competition.