Galaxy Tab 3 KidsBasic tablet with bright colors, chunky case and big handle

Samsung clearly wants to get users hooked on Galaxy devices at an early age, and so today brings the launch of the Galaxy Tab 3 kids — a child-friendly tablet with a range of pre-loaded educational apps.

The hardware itself isn't anything too fancy — a 7-inch 1024x600 display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.1 — but Samsung is relying on bright colors and appealing software to win over young users.

As evidenced by the promotional shot, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids features "Kids' World," "Kids' Video," "Kids' Camera," "Kids' Gallery" and "Kids Store" — which we presume is for purchasing apps and other content, not children. A built-in time management capability also allows parents to control how long kids use the device.

In addition, the manufacturer's offering an optional "Kids Case" for the tablet, which features large handle which also doubles as a stand, and a capacitive "C Pen" for drawing on the device.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will arrive in South Korea in September, before arriving in China, Europe, the U.S., Africa, South America and South East Asia at a later date. No details on pricing, but we'd expect it to come in around the $200 level of the regular Galaxy Tab 3.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

There are 22 comments

Sounds like a decent product, if it has all the built-in protection and appeal already setup for it for those of us raising kids around that range. It would be really attractive at around the 100 dollar level however. Not often do kids get their birthday present breaking that range when they are young.

StinkySocky says:

If this was waterproof, this would sell like crazy.

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Wobblin30 says:

Interesting but it would have to be ruggedized. My kids would beat the hell out of it.

NoNexus says:

Hey they improved touchwiz!

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luke31 says:

LOL, that's actually really funny. I needed that laugh!


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Saneless says:

I was wondering what they were going to do with all those unsold 7" tablets that got smacked around by the Nexus

mike340t says:

Nice, but I think my daughter's next Tab will be a real one. She has had her Nook Tablet since her 4th birthday and year and a half later it still looks good as new! She learned to respect tech at an early age lol. As for "built-in time management capability", that sounds like an extra excuse for lazy, half-assed parenting lol..

milesmcever says:

I agree fully but it's in how you use it, use it as a reward system it's cool, but to parent for you just sad.

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JediJesus95 says:

Looks nice. My 3 year old just inherited my old nexus 7 but if she didn't this would be a choice.

beathookup says:

Wish I was able to find OS's like this one and the Nabi that I could load up on an old Nook Color. My son loves the iOS interface and can use it with ease but I cannot begin to imagine dropping a few hundred bucks for my son to destroy possibly.

nmdonahoe says:

If I can load both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore on this and secure it, this will be what my son gets for his forth birthday. I fear that Samsung will force you to go through some cruddy "Kids Mart"or something.

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Pshhhh. I bought my 4yr old daughter a 2013 Nexus 7.

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This is my next Tablet! Blows the 2013 Nexus 7 out of the water! It cans survives the drops!

NoNexus says:


Look at the size of the bezels on that thing, not to mention PHYSICAL BUTTONS! Oh the horror. This is not Android the way Google intended

"ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!!?!?!?!"

Yes, I was kidding you...

psyke45 says:

Bought my daughter a tab 2 for her fourth birthday in Feb as she kept stealing our tablets every chance she had since she was 2. She's been fantastic with it and she respects them because she knows they are fragile.

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Quis89 says:

4 year olds getting tablets?? Sheesh...guess I'm old 8 year old doesn't even need a tablet.

ScottJ says:

Nobody said need. My five-year old got a Nexus 7 for his birthday. Think of it as the world's best handheld gaming system. The games are either free or 99 cents usually and you don't have to keep track of cartridges.

cardidark09 says:

Great for kids the specs don't have to be super

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Keifie says:

No point to buy a kids version,bought proper tablet for my 8yrs old she downloads whatever she wants all you need to do just control it

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