Tab 3 8.0.

8-inch variant brings upgraded specs and a slightly larger screen

Not to be left out of the fun following this morning's ASUS tablet announcements, Samsung has taken the wraps off two new Galaxy Tabs this morning, the first of which is the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. The device shares a lot in common with the earlier 7-inch Tab 3, with modest upgrades including the obvious boost in screen real estate.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU with 1.5GB of RAM, runing on an 8-inch 1280x800 LCD display. Connectivity-wise, you’ve got Wifi-only, 3G and 4G LTE options alongside Wifi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Internal storage comes in 16 or 32GB flavors and is expandable via microSD. The specs point to a solid mid-range Android tablet, in a familiar Samsung-designed chassis.

When it comes to software, you’re looking at Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, up from 4.1 on the 7-incher. That also means you get the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, as evidenced by the newer widgets in the promotional shots.

There’s no word on pricing for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 just yet. A UK release is promised for “later in the year,” but that doesn’t narrow things down much. While you wait, you can check past the break for a few more photos and the official spec sheet.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch Product Specifications:


WiFi, 3G, LTE


1.5 GHz Dual Core processor


8-inch WXGA TFT(1280 x 800, 189PPI)


Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)


Main(Rear): 5-megapixel camera
Sub (Front): 1.3-megapixel camera


Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX(1080p Full HD @30fps)
Playback: 1080p@30fps
Recording: 720p@30fps


Codec: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC
Sound Alive and Dolby Surround Effect

Services & Additional Features

Samsung Apps

Samsung Hub*
- Readers Hub/Music Hub/Game Hub/Video Hub

Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Samsung Services: Reading mode, Story Album, Group Play, S Translator, S Travel, Dual View, Pop up Video, WatchON

 Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navigation), Google Now


WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth® 4.0
USB 2.0




WiFi: Accelerometer, Magnetic, RGB
3G/ LTE: Accelerometer, Magnetic, RGB, Approximate


16/32GB Internal Memory + 1.5GB (RAM)
microSD slot (up to 64GB) *available capacity varies and storage is less due to phone software


209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4mm


Standard battery, Li-ion 4,450 mAh