Samsung has announced both availablity and pricing for its new Galaxy Tab 3 line of tablets, unveiled earlier this month.
The 7-, 8- and 10.1-inch tablets will be available — in both white and "gold brown" — through several U.S. retailers starting July 7, with pre-orders starting tomorrow. The tablets are priced at $199, $299 and $399, respectively. All three come with a $10 Google Play voucher, a year of Boingo hotspot service, three months of Hulu Plus and two years of DropBox with 50GB storage.
The two larger tablets offer the most appeal for those concerned about imaging: the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 both offer 1280 x 800 resolution screens, the 8-inch with 189 ppi and the 10.1-inch with 149 ppi. The 8-inch tablet has a 5-megapixel rear camera while the 10.1-inch version is packing a 3MP primary camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera.
The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 runs Android 4.2.2 and is powered by an Intel Z2560 1.6GHz dual-core processor. It offers 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with microSD expansion slot and a 6,800 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Exynos processor with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 4,450 mAh battery.
We'll wait until we can get our hands on these devices before we pass judgment on how they might fit into a photographer's workflow, but the specs don't look particularly interesting when compared to the high-resolution screens of the powerful iPad, iPad Mini or Google Nexus 10.