The Samsung Tab 3 series has arrived in India after taking a tour of the US and the UK. But there’s one missing from the list – the 10.1 tablet hasn’t reached the country, don’t let the announcement of three new launches mislead you. The 7-inch 3G capable 211, Wi-Fi enabled 310 and 311 with cellular connectivity have landed here, the last two being 8-inch versions of the Tab 3 lineup.
Starting with the lowest priced 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, the device holds on to a 1.2GHz dual core processor and feasts off Android Jelly Bean 4.1. The rest of the specifications include 3MP and 1.3MP cameras, 1GB RAM, a 4000mAh Li-ion battery, 8GB or 16GB internal storage and up to 32GB microSD card expandability. It wraps in very basic features by any standard, the result of Samsung resorting to boring old upgrades from the original series. We’re even tired of the word Galaxy now.
The 8-inch Tab 3 siblings have the same features. Each works on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and a 1.5GHz dual core chip. The rear panel is embedded with a 5MP sensor, while the front makes do with a 1.3MP camera. 1.5GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB onboard space, a microSD card slot for 64GB of extra locker room and a 4450mAh Li-ion battery figure among the specs. The cost difference between the two 8-inch slabs is explained by the Wi-Fi connectivity in one and the other sporting 3G.
We’re not sure why Samsung wriggled out of the 10-inch space this time around since it didn’t save the same sentiment for the Note 10.1. At any rate, those in India willing to spend Rs 17,745 for an Android tablet can get the Tab 3 7-inch. The 310 has been pegged at a price of Rs 21,945, while the 311 can be picked up for Rs 25,725.