Samsung Launches Three Galaxy Tab 3 Tablets

Galaxy Tab 3 in White

Adding to an already sprawling lineup of tablets, Samsung has just announced three variants of their upcoming Galaxy Tab 3, the third annual lineup of Android-powered tablets.  There are a lot of different configuration options this time around, and a new 8″ model that may actually compete with the Galaxy Note 8.0.  The rest of the Galaxy Tab 3 lineup includes the familiar 10.1″ and 7″ screen sizes in the familiar frame.

The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 has a dual core 1.2GHz processor with a 1024×600 screen, putting it below the Nexus 7 in terms of PPI and resolution.  The 8″ variant includes a 1.5GHz dual core processor with a 1280×800 screen resolution, equaling that of the Galaxy Note 8.0.  The 10.1″ version actually has the same 1280×800 resolution on the larger screen, but internally it houses an Intel Z2560 dual core processor clocked at 1.6GHz.  This may actually be Intel’s first real attempt into the Android mobile market of devices.

The new Galaxy Tab 3 lineup will be available starting on July 7th, 2013 in both White and Brown.

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Samsung Announces ATIV Q Windows 8 Convertible Tablet

At the Samsung Premiere Event in London today, Samsung announced a few new products, but one of the most awe-inspiring devices was their new ATIV Q convertible tablet.  The tablet is powered by Windows 8 and the new Intel Haswell CPU’s, which tout higher power efficiency as well as extremely powerful graphics processing when compared to its predecessor, the Ivy Bridge.

The ATIV Q is crafted from magnesium, which is the same metal used for Microsoft’s Surface tablets, and is extremely thin.  What made everyone’s jaws drop to the floor was the convertible capability of the device.  The presenter swung the screen up and out, revealing a keyboard, and then showed off the different ways the screen and tablet could be manipulated into different viewing angles and positions.  The screen also had a qHD+ 3200×1800 pixel resolution, which Samsung claims is the highest in the world for such a screen size.

No pricing or release information was immediately available, but we will keep you posted as soon as we get word.