Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

7-inch, LTE-capable tablet coming to Sprint this Friday for $49 on a two-year plan

Samsung has announced that the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 will be making its way to Sprint from this Friday, Oct 11. Priced at $49 on a two-year plan, the Tab 3 7.0 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on a 7-inch, 1024x600-resolution display. There's also a 3-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facer, and if Sprint's Tab 3 is anything like the Wifi-only version, it should be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM. (No specific internals are mentioned in today's press release.) Existing Sprint customers can add data for a Tab 3 to their accounts for an additional monthly fee starting at $5 plus tax.

As a TouchWiz tablet, Sprint's Tab 3 features some of the headline features from Samsung's smartphones, including the WatchON TV app, which uses a built-in IR blaster, and Group Play for multimedia sharing. The tablet will go on sale this Friday through Sprint's brick-and-mortar stores as well as online and telesales channels. At first it'll be available in white, with a black version to follow in time for the holidays.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 


Easily Portable, 4G LTE Capable, 7-Inch
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Arrives at Sprint on Oct. 11 for Just $49.99
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Oct. 7, 2013 – A small device can offer big-time productivity for a business and fun for the whole family. So today, Sprint announced Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 7.0 will be available on Friday, Oct. 11, with a special introductory price of $49.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Customers will be able to purchase this versatile new tablet in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. Initially, Galaxy Tab 3 will be available in White, but a Midnight Black version will also be available for the holidays.
The 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 features Android™ 4.2, Jelly Bean, Sprint 4G LTE, where available, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with video capture and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. Sprint customers can add a data plan for Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 to their account for as little as $5 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges). Customers can also take advantage of Sprint One UpSM, a new upgrade program that gives customers the ability to upgrade their smartphone every 12 months.
”You can’t go wrong with the incredible special offer we developed for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 that allows customers to purchase one of the best tablets available at the easily affordable price of $49.99 and add it to their account starting at only $5 per month,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “With a bright and colorful display and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 rounds out Sprint’s robust device portfolio to ensure that we offer a tablet or smartphone that will meet anyone’s needs. Business users will appreciate the big-time productivity features of this easily portable tablet, while consumers will appreciate its portability and versatility for communicating with friends and family, entertainment and gaming.”
Simple and Convenient
Buying a tablet for the first time? Galaxy Tab 3 makes it easy for a first-time tablet owner or experienced user.
· Galaxy Tab 3 has a similar look and feel to Galaxy smartphones, so users find it intuitive to use.
· Connect to loved ones from afar using the clear 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera on Galaxy Tab 3 for video chat in Google Talk, Skype and more.
· Samsung Hub™ makes it easy to buy music, books, movies and games with a full library of content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment on Galaxy Tab 3. The apps can also be accessed freely on any Galaxy device.
· Enjoy access to more than a million apps from Google Play™. Already own apps on a Galaxy smartphone? Then easily access all those already purchased apps or download more on Galaxy Tab 3.
Enjoy Some Downtime
Managing a household and relaxing at home have never been easier. Galaxy Tab 3 includes a variety of features that make it easy to relax and enjoy some free time.
· Samsung WatchON™ is the ultimate TV and movie app – recommending programming based on personal tastes. Built with the same IR blaster as a standard TV remote, Galaxy Tab 3 can be used as a universal remote control for almost any TV or DVR, so users can change the channel directly from the tablet. When paired with a Samsung Smart TV, users can enjoy a seamless experience between Galaxy Tab 3 and TV – start a movie on the TV and continue watching it on Galaxy Tab 3.
· Galaxy Tab 3 offers a brilliant display, making it a favorite device for game lovers.
· Small enough to take anywhere1 and large enough to easily read, Galaxy Tab 3 makes it easy to relax with a good book or magazine with access to some of the top bookstore apps.
Get Work Done
Galaxy Tab 3 is incredibly portable, making it easy for the mobile workforce to get work done when away from the office or meeting with customers.
· Polaris® Office is preloaded, allowing users to edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere.
· Group Play™ lets users share a game, photo album or presentation in real time with multiple friends on select Samsung devices using Wi-Fi®.
· Samsung for Enterprise (SAFE™) ensures that businesses have the security and control they require to protect the company.
· Quickly and easily access corporate email, meeting details, contact information and other critical information.
· Securely store sensitive proprietary documents, presentations and other corporate data on a mobile device.
· Wirelessly and securely access data from a corporate network while travelling or working in the field.
· Employees using their personal smartphones in a company’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program remain mobile, secure and compliant with remote management of applications and device features that meet company-specific security requirements.
· 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.2
Sprint continues to bring a better wireless experience to customers across the country as it builds out its all-new 3G and 4G LTE network. Sprint now provides 4G LTE service in 185 markets nationwide and is aiming to provide LTE to 200 million people by the end of 2013. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit

Reader comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 arrives on Sprint on October 11


I would have preferred to have seen the Note 8 or the newest Note 10.1, though I do understand the draw of the smaller size as a mobile device

Worst tablet ever! The 7 inch tab has the worst specs. My S3 preformed better then my tab 7 did. I don't even know why samsung would make a 7 inch and 8 inch tablet, but have the specs between the two so different.
This would have been more beneficial if they would have made a LTE 8 inch!

Posted via Android Central App on my Note 2!

Completely agreed, I bought the 7 inch version owned it approx 4 hours before it went back to the store. Don't let the price fool you guys pay for the 8 inch you'll be happier in the long run.

Yeah, I returned mine shortly afterward as well. Was not impressed with the stuttering and laggy with minimal apps installed. Samsung would have benefited more by implementing the specs from the 8 inch into the 7 inch. Is there really a need for two tablets one inch apart from each other?

Posted via Android Central App on my Note 2!

Samsung has done it again! Always state of the art components and unbelievable screen. What will they go from here?

the Sprint SM-t217s has an upgrade 1.7Ghz processor, versus the 1.2 in the wi-fi version. Also, it ships with Jelly Bean 4.2.2. and is on sale for $49.99. *if you check for employer discounts on (link at the bottom of Sprint home page) and don't have work email, just put in whatever... it will open up the opportunity to use promo "Save50" at check up which gives you a $50 bill credit. If you DO have work email and it shows that you are eligible for a service discount, you CAN still use the "Save50" promo code, but you'll also get free activation

I've had this tablet for several weeks now and I love it. I actually use it more than my laptop. This tablet has just enough features for me. Who needs an overpriced iPad? (which is basically nothing but an "i bought it because i can" item). I love Samsung's prodocts

I work at BestBuy and Samsung tablets are one of our top sellers. Yes the specks are a little less compared to others but the total combination of hardware and software make for a great device. I would love to have one.

I would love to win this..I never win anything..please pick me..I lost my fiancee last year to brain cancer and this would be the best Christmas gift ever to me.I spent last Christmas in the hospital with my baby who had open heart surgery..she was born two months after her father passed away..Please choose me..I would be so greatful..