Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has finally been announced today and while the device was already being rumored for many new features for quite a while now, it seems that the device shares an awful lot of the previous 7 inch Galaxy Tab 3.
As already guessed by its name, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 features an 8-inch 1280×800 LCD display which combines to give a pixel density of 189ppi. We are yet to hold the device in our own hands but judging purely by the pixel density, this display will most probably work just fine.
On the inside, the Korean company has provided the device with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor along with 1.5GB of RAM. A device with this kind of fire power is more than enough if you are not too fond of HD games or HD movies. On the connectivity front, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 sports WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 3G/4G LTE in selected models.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has 16/32 GB of storage built right into it which is further complemented by a microSD card slot, which can accommodate another 64 Gigabytes. The Tab 3 8.0 is almost the same in terms of design and body build as its predecessors, of course, the screen size being an exception.
Samsung has provided Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 along with the latest version of their own UI, the TouchWiz. For some reason, Samsung did not mention the TouchWiz UI in the official spec sheet that they provided the media, but promotional shots do seem to feature the newer widgets which are found in only the latest TouchWiz UI.
Unfortunately, Samsung did not reveal any information regarding the price and availability of Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 but they did promise for a release in UK “later this year”. Nevertheless, judging by Samsung’s past in pricing its devices and the spec sheet that the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has, we are inclined to believe that the Tab 3 8.0 is a mid-range priced device.