Jump to content


Sponsored Links

Recent Columns

  • James Norton's Photo
    The James Norton Column: MoDaCo reviews and battery tests

    The James Norton column

  • James Norton's Photo
    The James Norton Column: Camera Shoot-out

    The James Norton column

  • James Norton's Photo
    The James Norton Column: The MoDaCo Man

    The James Norton column


Recent Articles

  • icon
    Ask MoDaCo: The Vodafone Smart Tab 4G

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    HTC announces the RE camera

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    HTC announces the Desire EYE - a #selfie-centric device

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    Watch HTC's 'Double Exposure' Event live

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    Tesco announces the hudl2

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    MMW 85 - The Big Apple

    PaulOBrien -


Recent Article Comments

  • eagle 36's Photo
    How to root your Hudl 2

    eagle 36 -

  • tillaz's Photo
    Three discounting the Galaxy Alpha on prepay

    tillaz -

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    Ask MoDaCo: The Vodafone Smart Tab 4G

    PaulOBrien -

  • baraary's Photo
    Xposed: Macro / Text Expansion

    baraary -

  • rferrett's Photo
    Tesco announces the hudl2

    rferrett -

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    HTC announces the Desire EYE - a #selfie-centric device

    PaulOBrien -


Sponsored Links

Recent Topics

  • lordjubblydave's Photo
    ZTE Blade L2 Discussion. Root, CWM and ROM

    lordjubblydave -

  • monesocr's Photo
    [APP] Beautiful Battery Disc v3.0.0 - Adamantium

    monesocr -

  • monesocr's Photo
    [Game] Solar Warfare v1.4.3

    monesocr -

  • Grabbit's Photo
    Flash on a Hudl2

    Grabbit -

  • 21e1c87f9d9's Photo
    b885 stock rom please upload

    21e1c87f9d9 -

  • eLJay's Photo
    Quick Tip - Google Now Launcher

    eLJay -


Recent Replies

  • punkzerboy's Photo
    [RECOVERY] Material Recovery[beta]

    punkzerboy -

  • nybor's Photo
    How to root your Hudl 2

    nybor -

  • H3ROS's Photo
    [ROM][4.1.1][B209] AOSP MOD [15/10/2014]

    H3ROS -

  • mixanikosgr's Photo
    Bricked phone, Please help!

    mixanikosgr -

  • SeerJ's Photo
    Coolpad F1 8297w - Review / Info / Software / Custom Roms

    SeerJ -

  • lordjubblydave's Photo
    ZTE Blade L2 Discussion. Root, CWM and ROM

    lordjubblydave -


Sponsored Links



- - - - -

Samsung makes Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 (with Intel) official


Samsung has official announced the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 (inch) models which join their 7 inch sibling... but interestingly the 10.1 model uses an Intel Atom processor.

Posted Image


The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, which will be available in WiFi and 3G / LTE models, packs a 1.5GHZ processor (details TBC!), 1.5GB RAM (yes, that's not a typo!), a 8" 1280x800 display (up from the disappointing 1024x600 on the 7), Android 4.2, a 5 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front camera, WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz), all the usual array of sensors and 16GB / 32GB onboard storage backed, of course, by microSD expansion. The device is 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4mm, weighs 314g (Wi-Fi version) and is powered by a 4,450 mAh battery.

Posted Image


The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, also available in WiFi and 3G / LTE models, has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1GB RAM, a 10.1" 1280x800 display, Android 4.2, a 3 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front camera, WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz), again the usual array of sensors including GPS and 16 / 32GB storage + microSD. The device is 243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95mm, weighs 510g (Wi-Fi version) and is powered by a 6,800 mAh battery.

Exact details on the CPUs in either device are rather conspicuous by their absence in the press release, but it is very interesting to see Samsung going to Intel when they have both their own Exynos CPUs and a wide variety of other partners at their disposal.

The devices looks nice enough without being overly exciting - the extra inch on the 8.0 will make for a nice experience. I'm not sure about the phone-style back / home / menu keys though. What do you think?

Looking at the specs it seems to me like the Tab 3 range is a low-cost play so it'll be interesting to see pricing when it's announced. We'll keep you posted with any further developments!

About the author

PaulOBrien's Photo
Paul O'Brien founded MoDaCo in 2002 as a site focused on Windows Smartphones and has grown it since then by concentrating on providing a friendly community for both experienced and beginner mobile enthusiasts.

  • 0


2 Comments

Buttons? FFS.
    • 0
Sound interesting
    • 0