Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Launched In India – See Features & Specs

It’s been a while since the launch of Galaxy Tab 2 & it was an interesting upgrade back then considering the move from Android Honeycomb to Android ICS, and now is the time for the next generation - Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is officially launching in India today; July 18, 2013 and the event is taking place in New Delhi from 12:15 pm onward.

We’re covering live streaming of the launch event on this page, so don’t forget to bookmark & return back in the afternoon.

Galaxy Tab 3 – Watch Live Webcast

Galaxy Tab 3 – New Features

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will be launched in two main variants; SM-T311 (8 inch) and SM-T211 (7 inch). Sub-variations would be GSM voice communication (phone calls) with 3G / LTE connectivity & WiFi only. Galaxy Tab 3 – 7.0 does not support the voice calling facility and comes with WiFi only version.

It won’t be handy at all for voice communication on an 8 inch Tab 3 & the only way to make it work, would be either through headphones or the speakers. And, screen that gives as sharp & a clear display as Galaxy Note 8.

Both Tab 3 variations do not support FM Radio & NFC, but will feature; faster dual-band WiFi, non-removable 4450 mAh battery, DLNA, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), IR (for using as a remote) and more.

Software-wise, it will have most of the features such as Smart Stay, Samsung Link, 50Gb Dropbox bonus, WatchON and lots more.

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (WiFi only) – Specifications

  • Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz
  • OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Display: 7inch TFT with 600 x 2014px resolution
  • RAM:  GB
  • Storage: 8GB. Expandable using microSD up to 64GB
  • Camera: 3MP rear with Face Detection and 1MP front camera
  • Sound: Stereo speakers with Dolby Surround sound enhancement
  • Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 02.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, Infrared Port
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211 – 7inch tablet

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 (3G + WiFi & WiFi only models) – Specifications

  • Processor: Dual-core 1.5 GHz (Samsung-made Exynos 4212)
  • OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Display: 7inch or 8 inch TFT with 800 x 1280 px resolution at ~190 ppi density
  • RAM: 1.5 GB
  • Storage: 16GB & 32GB models. Expandable using microSD up to 64GB
  • Camera: 5MP rear with Face Detection and 1.3MP front camera
  • Sound: Stereo speakers with Dolby Surround sound enhancement
  • Battery: 4450 mAh non-removable
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 02.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, Infrared Port
  • Phone calling feature: Only for model with microSIM slot
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T311

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T311 – 8inch tablet

The prices for both the tabs are now officially announced.

  • 7 inches (WiFi only model) price is Rs. 17, 745
  • 8 inches (WiFi only model) price is Rs. 21, 945
  • 8 inches (3G with calling feature + WiFi model) price is Rs. 25,725

Well, as continued with the tradition – Samsung has priced these tablets a lot higher than what’s expected & later the prices would come down in about a month or two.

Overall, Galaxy Tab 3 looks like a perfectly crafted upgrade from Galaxy Tab 2 series, but the question is how well does it make its own space along their own smartphone Galaxy Mega 6.3 would be interesting to see – purely due to its size versus the size people prefer has a slight difference unlike Galaxy Tab 10.1. Which one would you prefer?

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