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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 to launch this summer

The much debated Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 will be arriving in the UK this summer, if one particular source is to be believed.

Speaking to SamMobile, a usually reliable Samsung mobile site, the source confirmed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 would be released this summer in two different variants.

Both a Wi-Fi only and a Wi-Fi 3G option of the 8-inch slate would be offered, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Wi-Fi only model arriving at the end of June and the cellular choice not arriving until the middle of July.

Following the design legacy of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, the 8-inch upcoming tablet will feature a white body as the predominant colour option.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is tipped to sport a rather reasonable starting price tag of $149 (£97.31), which would make the device the most affordable tablet currently on offer, even scooping the £159 price tag of the Google Nexus 7.

Such an 8-inch device would go up against the likes of the iPad mini and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung’s S-Pen wielding tablet already available in certain markets.

Previous Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 rumours have suggested that the tablet will play host to a 1.7GHz Eynos processor,  a 5-megapixel camera, a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600p AMOLED display, and would lack the S-Pen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab series.

Currently, all we have to confirm the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 exists is the model numbers SM-T3100 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 3G version and SM-T3110 for the Wi-Fi only variety. A bunch of other Samsung SM devices have also appeared on Samsung’s service page, including those carrying the codes SM-T210, SMT210R, SM-T210X, SM-T211, SM-T215, SM-T310, SM-T310X, SM-T311, SM-T312 and SM-T315.

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