The day that every Android enthusiast has been waiting has finally comes. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab’s 3rd generation was released on July 7th and it’s set to take the world by storm with no less than three different size offerings. At 7, 8 and 10.1 inches, no stone has been left unturned with what has now become Android’s flagship tablet device.
Despite having already introduced the Galaxy Note tablets, Samsung has chosen to continue the Tab line with these latest versions. Whether it is for the sake of product diversity or to block out the competition and take up the entire Android market is still up for speculation. However, there is no denying that Samsung’s strategy has been working as it has increased its tablet share by nearly 300%. Despite not having the same success that Apple has had with the iPad, Samsung is continuously growing its market share and winning over customers. In fact, I think Apple should watch their backs closely because Samsung’s not stopping anytime some. In fact, here’s how they plan to continue that momentum with the Galaxy Tab 3 series:
Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
At just $199, it’s the smallest and cheapest tablet in the line. Despite running on Android 4.1, don’t be fooled by its size, the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is all about performance under the hood. Just as its name suggests, it carries a 7-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1024×600. 1GB of RAM from its 1.2GHZ dual core processor means that though it might not have to performance capabilities of its bigger brothers, it can still surf the web, play apps and play music all the same. Furthermore, if you feel that 8GB is too small to hold all your media, you can always expand it with the Tab’s microSD slot.
Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
This 8-inch device is the Galaxy line’s competitor for the iPad mini’s crown. It’s considerably more powerful than the 7-inch model, hosting a 1.5GHz dual core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The 8.0 has Android’s newest OS built in and its 8-inch screen has a resolution of 1280×800 and despite its larger size, it’s actually thinner than the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0! With 16GB built-in storage and with room for expansion through a microSD slot, this device is just the right balance of size and performance that can possibly outdo the iPad mini. At only $299, there’s no reason why this device can’t convert a few more customers over to Android.
Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
The largest and most powerful of the three tablets, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 sports an Intel 1.6GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM. Much like the 8.0, it runs on Android 4.2, has a 1280×800 screen resolution, and 16GB of expandable memory. Samsung has made the 10.1 lighter and thinner than its Apple counterpart and considerably cheaper, with the 10.1 coming in at only $399.
Whether you use your tablet for work or play, Android has prepared something for you. For instance, the 10.1 version would work well for editing and posting photos on Instagram and Facebook. On the other hand, the 7.0 version’s portability is perfect for working on-the-go through apps like OpenOffice and RingCentral.
With Apple currently on top in the tablet world with the recent release of the iPad mini and iPad 4, the world has been waiting for Android’s response. To say the least, the Galaxy Tab 3 line is a strong attempt wrestle the tablet crown away from Apple and with Samsung’s increasing market share and popularity, this latest effort might just do the trick.