Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids officially announced with Android 4.1Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Samsung's already got three different versions of its Android-powered Galaxy Tab 3, but the company isn't stopping there.
Today Samsung took the wraps off of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, which is exactly what it sounds like. The Android 4.1-powered tablet features a 7-inch 1024x600 display and is packed into a Kids Case that's meant to provide an easy grip. Also included is a stand, a special C Pen for mess-free drawing and plenty of kid-friendly content, including educational apps and a Time Management tool that enables parents to set specific usage time periods.
When it comes to the specs of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, we're looking at pretty much the same features as the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 that was originally introduced back in April. The Tab 3 Kids sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 3-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 8GB storage (with microSD slot for even more edu-tainment), 1GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery.
Samsung says that the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will launch in Korea in September, followed by rollouts in China, Europe, U.S., Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. There's no word on how much the device will cost, but the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 currently retails for $199.99, and so it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids come to market with a price that's in the same neighborhood.
Thanks to their big screens and ability to play back lots of different content, tablets can make pretty nice learning tools for kids. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids seems like it ought to fill that role nicely, offering a big, grippy case to protect the unit, a C Pen to make it easier to draw and plenty of educational software. That bright yellow shell looks pretty spiffy too, and with a spec sheet that closely mirrors the regular Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, the Tab 3 Kids could even be an option for consumers that don't have kids but are interested in a tablet with a splash of color. One more shot of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is available below.