Samsung intros 8-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 models [UPDATED]

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: June 2, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch

Just a hair over a month after first introducing the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, Samsung today took the wraps off of two more members of the Galaxy Tab 3 family. The new 8-inch model features a 1280x800 screen resolution as well as a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, both of which are slight steps up from the 7-inch unit. Also included with the Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch are 5-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 16GB/32GB storage, microSD card slot, 1.5GB RAM, 3G and LTE connectivity options, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 4,450mAh battery.

Moving up in the screen size department, the second Galaxy Tab 3 model announced today features a 10.1-inch display. This one's also got a resolution of 1280x800, but its dual-core processor is clocked slightly higher than its 8-inch sibling, coming in at 1.6GHz. There's also 3-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 16GB/32GB storage, microSD card support, 1GB RAM, 3G and LTE support, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 6,800mAh battery that powers the whole package.

Samsung says that both of these new Galaxy Tab 3 models will begin launching globally in June. There's no word yet on pricing for either unit, though, so you may want to begin saving now just to be safe. Both of these new Galaxy Tab 3 tablets look to continue Samsung's mission of offering products in a range of screen sizes, with the 8-incher serving as an in-betweener for the family while the 10.1-inch model is available for consumers that want a big screen slate. Between the 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 units, which screen size do you think that you'd prefer?

UPDATE: Reuters reports that the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 is powered by an Intel chip, confirming a rumor from last week that Samsung has opted to use Intel inside its new Galaxy Tab family member.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch

Via Samsung, Reuters

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