The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 310 and Galaxy Tab 3 311 launched in India today for a price of Rs 21,945 and Rs 25,725 respectively.
The Galaxy Tab 3 310 is basically the Wifi-only variant while the Galaxy Tab 3 311 is the Wifi+SIM version which has voice calling capabilities.
Known internationally as the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, it features Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, powered by a 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot, 5 Megapixel camera, 1.3 Megapixel front facing camera, with an 8 inch (1280×800) IPS LCD capacitive display, all powered by a 4450 mAh battery.
All that, and it features Samsung’s Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video. Plus the usual Samsung features and apps, such as S Translaton, S Travel, Story Album, Group Play, yada yada.
Available in stores from July 21st, with a special offer for Vodafone customers (2GB of data per month for two months).
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Samsung Introduces New GALAXY Tab 3 Series
Next-generation GALAXY tablets integrate intuitive new features and enhanced performance
New Delhi, July 18, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the introduction of the GALAXY Tab 3 311 (8-inch screen) and GALAXY Tab 3 211 (7-inch screen) in India. Offering an expanded range of options, the GALAXY Tab 3 Series provides consumers with various ways to view, listen, create, and share meaningful events and special content with those who matter most. Whether surfing the web at home or reading during the commute, each device is packed with enhanced content and intuitive design perfect for viewing or sharing content with friends and family, and capturing all of life’s spontaneous moments.
Announcing the launch, Mr. Vineet Taneja, Country Head, Samsung Mobile and Imaging Business, stated, “Ever since we pioneered the introduction of tablets in India in the year 2010 , we have fuelled the growth of this segment through our innovative Tab portfolio; the most recent being the Note 800 and the Note 510.The Tab 3 series carries forward the Samsung legacy of innovation by offering consumers the benefit of the smartest screen , an unmatched performance , smart usability coupled with a host of applications that allow consumers’ to personalize and thereby enrich their experience with the device .”
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 311
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch will be available in two variants. The GALAXY Tab 3 311 has 3G (Voice and Data) capability while the GALAXY Tab 3 310 is a WiFi version only.
Smartest Screen and Unmatched Performance: Equipped with an 8” WXGA display (189 ppi), the GALAXY Tab 3 311 comes with a resolution of 1280×800, which offers an enhanced viewing experience. With just 7.4mm slimness, the device is pretty easy to hold and lightweight to carry. It runs on the latest Android Jellybean 4.2 and packs a powerful 1.5GHz Dual Core processor with a 1.5GB RAM, which offers powerful multitasking & a richer multi-media experience.
Powered by the processor, the Tab 3 8” delivers unmatched features that make the smartest use of a Tablet’s screen size – “Multi Window” allows the user to work on two Apps simultaneously by splitting the screen into two (like watching a movie & chatting at the same time), “Pop up Video” allows a small video window to be played over any part of the Tab’s Menu, “Smart Stay” follows the user’s eyes to keep the screen on as long as it is being watched and “Reading Mode” technology optimizes the display to deliver perfect illumination and tone for comfortable paper like readability in a variety of lighting conditions. These features together constitute the smartest screen experience available on a tablet. The 5MP rear camera and 1.9MP front camera ensure quality pictures and great video calling capability. The GALAXY Tab 3 8” comes with 16GB internal memory that can be expanded by up to 64GB with MicroSD card. The device also sports a powerful 4450mAh battery.
Exceptional Reading and Entertainment Experience: Designed to be held in one hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 311 is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading
e-books anytime, anywhere. While the outstanding slim bezel maximizes the screen use, Samsung’s “Sound Alive” for audio and Dolby Digital Sound for Video Play maximize every sound and allow users to enjoy clearer dialogue, consistent volume levels and superior audio to further enhance the overall multimedia experience. Also, the physical keys on the bezel at bottom give users a comfortable smartphone-like experience in navigating.
Enhanced Smart Usability: Making travel and discovery more effortless, the GALAXY Tab 3 311 features S Translator, which provides instant translation through voice recognition and via text on applications including email, text message, and ChatON. This instant translation is possible both from speech-to-text and text-to-speech, ensuring that you can communicate with ease while traveling internationally. Also, with the preloaded TripAdvisor App, users can get information and make reservation of the places classified in various categories such as places, hotels, food and forum, and more. In addition, intuitive features such as Story Album and Group Play also allow users more ways to instantly share and enjoy music, photos, documents, and games with those around them.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 211
Easy Handgrip and Portability: Even as it sports a 7” WSVGA display (168 ppi), the GALAXY TAB 3 211 has a compact, one-hand grip form factor that means that users can hold it comfortably for hours as well as store in a pocket or small bag for reading and entertainment on the go. The sleek and stylish design encompasses thinner bezel than the previous GALAXY Tab 2 (7”).
Better Multimedia Performance: Powered by a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor and 1GB RAM, the device allows for faster downloads and sharing, while providing easy access to videos, apps, games, and the web as well as supporting the smart screen feature of “Pop Up Video” available on Tab 3 8”. With 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 32GB, the device has plenty of space to hold your favorite photos, music, apps, videos and more. A powerful 4000mAh battery, ensures continuous long hours of usage.
Enhanced User Experience: The GALAXY Tab 3 211 is equipped to better capture life’s moments in stunning clarity and resolution with its 3-megapixel camera rear camera and 1.3 -megapixel front camera. Combined with the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), it allows users to share photos, videos, and life’s special moments through a few quick taps and swipes.
My Services : The Tab 3 comes pre loaded with a bouquet of Services like ‘My Education’ , ‘My Offers’, ‘My Games’ , ‘My Music’ and ‘ My Movies’. While ‘My Education’ gives consumers access to 2000 e-books , 1000 Learning Videos , educational content for School Children and preparatory material for entrance exams to professional courses , ‘My Offers’ makes available at a click of a button , best local offers from 350+ brands and 25000+ merchants in India . 25 Edutainment Games and 20 HD Games are available for the users to download on the Tab 3 Series
‘My Music’ application gives users access to 500,000 Bollywood and International Songs while ‘My Movies’ allows Tab 3 users to stream trailers , videos and movies from over 2000+ selected catalogues. As an introductory offer, the Company is also making available a Digital Wallet of upto Rs 20,000 free for Tab 3 users to access and buy paid content from the Samsung mobile application store .
The MRP of the GALAXY Tab 3 models being launched in India is as follows:
· Tab 3 211 (7″) – Rs. 17,745
· Tab 3 311 (8″) – Rs. 25,725
· Tab 3 310 (8″ WiFi only) – Rs. 21,945
The Samsung Tab 3 Series comes with an introductory offer of 2GB/month data free for 2 months from Vodafone. The offer is valid on the post paid platform .With the launch of the Tab 3 series, Samsung now has a range of 5 tablets, which are available between Rs.17, 745/- to Rs 38,840/-