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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets officially unveiled

Samsung has officially unveiled the 8- and 10.1-inch versions of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 device, following a host of online rumours.

Arriving alongside the previously announced 7-inch tablet of the same name, Samsung has expanded its tablet series with 8-inch and 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 slates.

Both tablets pack Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and 1280 x 800p HD resolutions, despite their difference in screen size and are due for a UK release date later this year.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Features
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch slate has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM, powered by a 4,450mAh battery. It has an 8-inch WXGA TRT display with 1280 x 800p resolutions and an image density of 189ppi.

Packing a 5-megapixel camera in the rear, complemented by 1.3-megapixels up front, the 8-inch Tab 3 weighs 314g and is just 7.4mm thick.

The 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has a 1.6GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. Powered by a 6,800mAh battery, it packs a 10.1-inch WXGA TFT display with 1280 x 800p resolutions and a 149ppi image density, meaning the screen quality is a beaten by its 8-inch sibling.

It also only offers a 3-megapixel camera in the rear, with the same 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and is 510g in weight and a slightly thicker 7.95mm depth.

Both versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 have the option of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Offering a microSD card slot, that internal memory can be expanded with memory cards up to 64GB.

Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8- and 10.1-inch tablets have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity and can be bought in 3G and 4G LTE varieties.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Release Date and Price

All we know so far is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Series will be released in the UK later this year. Although 4G, 3G and Wi-Fi versions of the tablets will be available, Samsung has yet to confirm which models will ship for British consumers.

Next, read our review of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.