After the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series a little while ago, today Samsung has announced that the trio are heading to the United States in two weeks, with pre-orders starting tomorrow. The third generation of Galaxy Tab devices Galaxy Tab 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 will cost $199, $299 and $399 respectively and can be purchased from retailer including Best Buy, Fry’s and Amazon starting on July 7.
If you are still unknown to the Tab series, the largest of the family, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the first Intel powered Android devices coming to the US. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 integrates a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 “Clover Trail+” processor with 1GB of RAM. It has a 1280 x 800 resolution display with 149ppi, a 1.3 megapixel front and 3 megapixel rear facing camera, 16GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot and a 6,800 mAh battery. It is just 0.31 inch thin and weighs 510 grams. It runs Android 4.2 and costs $399 and can be considered as a direct competitor to iPad 2 and Google Nexus 10.
The second one, the 8-inch screen tab comes with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Exynos processor with 1.5 GB of RAM. It has a 1280×800 resolution display with 189ppi, a similar 1.3 megapixel front facing camera but a slightly higher 5 megapixel rear facing camera then the 10.1, 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.
Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 costs $299 and packs everything in just 0.29 inch thick body, putting it in direct competition with Apple iPad mini ($329) and Amazon Kindle Fire HD ($269).
Lastly, the smallest of three, Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 sports a 7-inch LCD with 1024×600 resolution, a Marvell dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM. It is the lightest of the three at 300 grams but has 0.38 inch thickness which is more than the Tab 8.0. It has a 3 megapixel camera, 8 GB of internal storage and a 4000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 and costs $199.
All the three Wi-Fi models come in either white or brown colors with a $10 Google Play voucher, three months free Hulu Plus, one year of Boingo hotspot service and 50 GB of Dropbox storage for two years.