Samsung Galaxy Tab 3: Specs, Apps, News & Reviews

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is finally official

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is finally official

The long rumored Galaxy Tab 3 Lite has just been officially announced by Samsung. According to the Korean mega-conglomerate, the device’s key feature is the ability to last for eight hours while watching video. Curiously, the Tab 3 Lite has a 3,600 mAh battery, which isn’t that much bigger than the 3,200 mAh cell in the far smaller Galaxy Note 3. Speaking about size, this new tablet has a 7.0 inch display that pushes a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Under the hood there’s a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and if you opt for the 3G version, you’ll get a 21 megabit per second HSPA+ modem.

Samsung accidentally posts the manual for the as yet to be announced Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

Samsung accidentally posts the manual for the as yet to be announced Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

We’re barely two weeks into 2014 and Samsung has already announced four tablets. But many people, myself included, were expecting a fifth tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, to also be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it wasn’t, but thanks to Samsung Poland, the manual for said tablet has been released.

Specs of the Samsung’s sub-$150 Galaxy Tab 3 Lite have leaked, and they’re quite terrible

Specs of the Samsung’s sub-$150 Galaxy Tab 3 Lite have leaked, and they’re quite terrible

There are quite a few number of ways to compete with companies that make the same sort of widgets you make, but the easiest and often most successful way to drive your nemesis into the ground is to engage in a battle over price. Several days ago, it was revealed that Samsung would be announcing a 100 Euro ($135) tablet at CES known as the “Galaxy Tab 3 Lite”. Thanks to something called a UAProf, which is a file that a company hosts on their servers to tell WAP sites how to format themselves, we now have a rough outline of this tablet’s specs.

Samsung launches Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Hello Kitty Edition in Germany of all places, costs just $310

Samsung launches Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Hello Kitty Edition in Germany of all places, costs just $310

Companies often like to do this thing called “co-branding”. You’ve seen Batman Edition Nokia phones, NASCAR sponsored sugar water from Pepsi, and let’s not even begin to talk about the horrendously overpriced footwear from Nike that’s sponsored by basketball players. Today’s latest public relations coup d’état is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Hello Kitty Edition. That sure is a mouthful, isn’t it? It’s basically Samsung’s cheapest tablet to launch this year, but with some special stickers on the front and back of the device, as well as a custom wallpaper.

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 to get multi-user support in future update, but not the Tab 3 7.0?

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 to get multi-user support in future update, but not the Tab 3 7.0?

When Google unveiled the 2013 Nexus 7 to the world, they demoed its ability to allow multiple accounts on the tablet. In other words, you could buy a Nexus 7, put it on the coffee table, and you, your partner, and your child could each have their own account on the tablet in much the same way that family computers have let you since the days of Windows XP.

High-end 10.1″ Galaxy Tab 3 Plus leaks, kind of

High-end 10.1″ Galaxy Tab 3 Plus leaks, kind of

Samsung’s 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 3 is … how should I put this? It’s an incredibly unattractive product. It costs about the same as an iPad, but it has a screen that pushes 1280 x 800 pixels, it uses an Intel chip, and it has just 1 GB of RAM. Truth be told, if you buy the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 3, I feel bad for you.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 family coming to the USA on July 7th; just wait for the Nexus 7 II

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 family coming to the USA on July 7th; just wait for the Nexus 7 II

Samsung has just announced pricing and availability for their third generation Galaxy Tab family. They all come out next month, on the 7th of July, so let’s run through the devices. The smallest member, the 7 inch model, will cost just $199. For that amount of cash you get a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution display however, which is something you’ll probably not want to deal with.

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Tab 3 10.1, Galaxy S4 mini, and Galaxy S4 Active

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Tab 3 10.1, Galaxy S4 mini, and Galaxy S4 Active

Samsung invited a bunch of Finnish journalists out to lunch at the famous restaurant Grotesk in downtown Helsinki. There I had a chance to play with the new 8 inch and 10.1 inch Galaxy Tabs, the GS4 Mini, and the GS4 Active. Right off the bat, I’ll admit that I spent only a handful of minutes with the company’s 10.1 inch tablet. Android, at that size, seems pointless to me. Plus, I simply didn’t enjoy holding the device. It felt like Samsung made the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 to make Intel happy, not actual living breathing people.

Samsung announces the 8 inch and 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 3, doesn’t say anything about Intel

Samsung announces the 8 inch and 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 3, doesn’t say anything about Intel

Samsung has just grown the “Galaxy Tab 3” family with two new products, the Galaxy Tab 3 8 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (above). Horrible names aside, the South Korean hardware maker wants to give people a range of sizes to choose from, so these new 8 inch and 10.1 inch models will suite those who have poor eyesight.

Leak: Here are the spec sheets for the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and the Galaxy Ace III

Leak: Here are the spec sheets for the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and the Galaxy Ace III

The Russian website Hi-Tech has proven to be accurate in the past by leaking the Galaxy Core, so with that in mind I’d like to share their latest “exclusive”. They say Samsung is going to launch two new products in Russia in June. One is the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. As the name suggests, it’ll have a 10.1 inch display, though sadly it’ll only put out a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Under the hood there will be a dual core 1.6 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. The camera will capture 3 megapixel photos, and the battery is rated at 6,800 mAh. Hard to judge this thing without a price or a picture, but you can bet that it’ll be cheap. Really cheap.