Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 family launching in the U.S. on July 7, available in white and gold brownAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Hours after a new brown/black version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 began appearing at online retailers, Samsung has spilled the beans on the availability of some of its other Android-powered tablets. The company announced this morning that the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will launch in the U.S. on July 7, with pre-orders slated to begin on June 25 at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, Office Depot, Sears and Walmart. Each model will be available in both white and gold brown colors. The spec rundowns for the three tablets looks like this:
- Galaxy Tab 3 7.0: $199 price tag, 7-inch 1024x600 display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 3-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, microSD card slot and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
- Galaxy Tab 3 8.0: $299 price tag, 8-inch 1280x800 screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, microSD card slot, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
- Galaxy Tab 3 10.1: $399 price tag, 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, 1.6GHz dual-core processor (an Intel Atom Z2560), 3-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, microSD card support and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
In addition to those features, Samsung says that its new Galaxy Tab 3 models will include a $10 Google Play voucher, a free year of Boingo hotspot service, three months of free Hulu Plus access and two years of access to 50GB of free Dropbox storage.
Samsung has kept a steady flow of Android tablets on the market ever since the original Galaxy Tab debuted in 2010, and these new Galaxy Tab 3 models are the latest members of that family. While it doesn't look like any of them will blow a user's hair back their raw specs, the new Tab 3 slates look like respectable hardware that could be worth considering for someone shopping for an affordable tablet. The fact that they come preloaded with Jelly Bean is a big plus, especially when it comes to the Tab 3 8.0 and Tab 3 10.1, both of which run the latest version of Android. A high-res gallery of the Galaxy Tab 3 models donning their new gold brown duds is below.