Samsung launches Galaxy Tab 3

The eight-inch Tab 3, with Wi-fi and 3G, is priced at Rs 25,725, while the Wi-fi only version is available for Rs 21,945

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samsung Electronics on Thursday launched its new Galaxy Tab 3 range of tablets in India, about a month after it had unveiled the product range in London.

The Galaxy Tab 3 will be available in the retail market from the next week in two different screen sizes — seven-inch and eight-inch. The devices run on Android Jelly Bean operating system and are enabled with voice and data and Wi-fi.

The devices sport the ‘reading mode’ technology that optimises display for illumination and tone to help in reading. The ‘multi-window’ option allows users to work on two apps at the same time by dividing the screen into two parts.

The eight-inch Tab 3, with Wi-fi and 3G, is priced at Rs 25,725, while the Wi-fi only version is available for Rs 21,945. The seven-inch Tab 3 is priced at Rs 17,745.

The eight-inch device sports a 5-megapixel (MP) rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera. It is powered by a 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor, comes with 1.5 GB of RAM and has 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded via a microSD card. Cards up to 64 GB are supported.

The seven-inch device is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, and has 8 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB. It sports a 3 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera. Both the devices come pre-loaded with a good number of applications.

“There is a growing demand for tablets in the education sector with more and more students using such hand-held devices for reading and sharing information,” Samsung Country Head (Mobile and Imaging Business) Vineet Taneja said here, after the launch.

Samsung is likely to phase out its earlier tablets. The average shelf life of a tablet is about 12-18 months, said Taneja.

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