Samsung expanded its Galaxy Tab 3 range of Android tablets today with a new 8-inch and 10.1-inch versions to be sold globally from the beginning of June.
The Galaxy Tab 3 “8-inch” and Galaxy Tab 3 “10.1-inch”, replace the Galaxy Tab 2 “7.0″ and Galaxy Tab 2 “10.1.
The 8″ tablet has a 1280×800 (189 ppi) display, higher than the iPad mini (163 ppi) but less than the Nexus 7 (216 ppi). It features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), has 1.5GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory. There’s also a microSD slot for up to 64GB of extra space.
The revamped 8-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 3 as well as the 10″ version support 3G: HSPA＋ 21Mbps DL, 5.76Mbps UP, Quad 850/900/1900/2100, and LTE: LTE Cat3 100Mbps DL, 50Mbps UP, Hexa-Band (800/850/900/1800/2100/2600).
The big news with the 10.1-inch model is that it will be running an Intel Atom chip. The 10″ Galaxy tablet also features a 1280 x 800 (149 PPI) WXGA TFT display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, and a 6,800 mAh battery. However, the 10.1-inch tablet only features a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, but does include the same 1.3-megapixel camera as the 8-inch Tab. Price was not announced.