Samsung To Launch New Galaxy 3 Tablets In OZ Next Week

Written by David Richards     10/07/2013 | 07:50 | Category: NOTEBOOKS & TABLETS

Samsung is set to launch several new Galaxy Android tablets in Australia, a move that could further pressure Apple, whose sales of iPads have started to slow.

Samsung To Launch New Galaxy 3 Tablets In OZ Next Week

The new range, which will be launched locally on Wednesday, 17th of July, is set to be available at retailers immediately, including at Samsung stores in Melbourne and Sydney.

Among the new Samsung tablet range is the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 uses a seven-inch 1024x600 display and houses a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.

A rear-mounted three-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel counterpart are included, along with Wi-Fi Channel Bonding on 2.4GHz and 5GHz, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 connection support, Android 4.1, and a 4,000mAh battery.

Click to enlarge

The middle-sized Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 with Android 4.2 uses a slightly higher-resolution 1280x800 display and opts for a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM, with options for 16GB or 32GB of expandable storage. The back camera is upgraded to a five-megapixel version. The front version is the same 1.3MP model used in the seven-inch tablet and while it has similar connection options to the 7.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE connectivity makes an appearance instead.

The largest tablet of the group, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, also has the fastest processor, a dual-core model running at 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM. The cameras are the same as the Tab 3 7.0, while connectivity and software matches that of the Tab 3 8.0, though its power supply is a much beefier 6,800mAh.

Pricing for the Galaxy Tab range in Australia has not been announced.