Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Galaxy Tab 3 logo.svg
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 in White
Also known as SM-T310 (Wi-Fi)
SM-T311 (3G & WiFi)
SM-T315 (3G, 4G/LTE & Wi-Fi)
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Product family Galaxy Tab
Type Tablet, media player, PC
Release date 7 July 2013 (US)
27 July 2013 (PH)
Operating system Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (upgradable to 4.4.2 KitKat)
Power 4,450 mAh Li-ion battery
System-on-chip used Samsung Exynos 4 Dual processor
CPU 1.5 GHz dual core
Samsung Exynos 4212 Dual SoC processor[1]
Memory 1.5 GB RAM
Storage 16/32 GB flash memory,
microSDXC slot (up to 64 GB)
Display 1280×800 px,
8.0 in (20 cm) diagonal,
WXGA TFT display
Graphics Mali-400MP
Input Multi-touch screen, digital compass, proximity and ambient light sensors, accelerometer[2]
Camera 5.0 MP AF rear-facing, 1.3 MP front-facing
Connectivity

Cat3 100 / 50 Mbit/s hexa-band 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz (4G, LTE model)

HSPA+ 42, 5.76 Mbit/s 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz (4G, LTE model)

HSPA+ 21, 5.76 Mbit/s quad 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz (3G, Wi-Fi model)

EDGE/GPRS quad 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz (3G, Wi-Fi model)

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4, 5 GHz), Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI (external cable)[3][4]

Dimensions 209.8 mm (8.26 in) H
123.8 mm (4.87 in) W
7.4 mm (0.29 in) D
Weight Wi-Fi: 314 g (0.692 lb)
3G: 316 g (0.697 lb)
4G/LTE: 318 g (0.701 lb)
Successor Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0
Related articles Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Website Microsite

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is an 8-inch Android-based tablet computer produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics.[5] It belongs to the third generation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab series, which also includes a 7-inch and a 10.1-inch model, the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. It was announced on 24 June 2013, and launched in the US on 7 July 2013. Unlike the 7-inch and 10.1 inch tablets, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a new size category of tablet in the Tab series and making its debut at this generation of Galaxy Tablets.

History[edit]

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 was announced on 24 June 2013.[5] It was shown along with the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 at the 2013 Mobile World Conference. Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 would be released in the US on 7 July 2013 with a price of $299.99 for the 16 GB model.[6]

Features[edit]

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is released with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It was expected as of the Summer 2013 release that an upgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean would be made available in the future; as of early 2014, the most recent news shows 4.3 being skipped with an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat coming sometime in 2014.[7] Samsung has customized the interface with its TouchWiz UX software. As well as apps from Google, including Google Play, Gmail and YouTube, it has access to Samsung apps such as ChatON, S Suggest, S Voice, S Translator, S Planner, Smart Remote (Peel), Smart Stay, Multi-Window, Group Play, and All Share Play.[2]

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is available in WiFi-only, 3G & Wi-Fi, and 4G/LTE & Wi-Fi variants. Storage ranges from 16 GB to 32 GB depending on the model, with a microSDXC card slot for expansion. It has an 8-inch WXGA TFT screen with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. It also features a 1.3 MP front camera without flash and 5.0 MP AF rear-facing camera. It also has the ability to record HD videos.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0". GSMArena. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Samsung GALAXY Tab 3". Samsung Mobile. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch WiFi – Tech Specs". Samsung UK. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch 3G & WiFi – Tech Specs". Samsung PH. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Smith, Mat (24 June 2013). "Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0". Engadget. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Beavis, Gareth (3 June 2013). "Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Will Debut on July 7". TechRadar. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  7. ^ 20 Samsung Galaxy Devices Listed for Android 4.4 KitKat 2014 Upgrade Plans

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