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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8in and 10.1in models announced

Samsung presented two more products in the Galaxy Tab 3; after the 7in model released a few days ago, the company announced that the 8in and the 10.1in models will be available globally "beginning of June".

Both models are minor improvements on the existing range of Galaxy Tab 2 devices and the specification details fail to answer one important rumour; whether Intel has managed to make its way into the Samsung family of mobile devices; which would be a major breakthrough in itself.

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1in comes in Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE versions. It is powered by an unnamed dual-core SoC clocked at 1.6GHz, which may well be an Intel Atom model or Samsung's own Exynos 5XXX or 4XXX series. The tablet is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the rest of its specification is fairly similar to its predecessor.

Grosso modo, there's a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 pixel display, 3-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front facing one, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage and a 6,800mAh battery.

The smaller Galaxy Tab 3 8in has a slightly slower processor (1.5GHz), a smaller battery (4,450mAh), a smaller display (8in) but has a rear camera with a higher resolution (5-megapixel) and more system memory (1.5GB). The rest of the configuration is similar to its big brother.

Samsung has also packed a number of features and services like S Translator, S Travel, Group Play, Story Album, Sound Alive for Audio, Dolby Surround for Video Play and Chat On.

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