Samsung reveals two new Galaxy Tab fondleslabs running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

South Korean manufacturer Samsung unveiled, on Monday, two new tablets as part of its Galaxy Tab 3 lineup. The fondleslabs, available in 8-inch and 10.1-inch display trim, run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and feature mid-range to low-end hardware specifications.

Despite touting them as offering  an "exceptional reading and entertainment experience", both the 8-inch and the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablets come with TFT displays sporting a resolution of 1280 by 800 (the ppi -- pixels per inch -- density is 189 and 149, respectively). That's on par with other 8-inch devices like the Galaxy Note 8.0 but significantly behind 10.1-inchers like the Google Nexus 10 (2560 by 1600 resolution and 300 ppi).

The 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor backed by 1.5 GB of RAM and a 4,450 mAh battery. A 5 MP camera capable of 1080p video recording is available on the back, while on the front the tablet sports a 1.3 MP shooter that can record 720p video.

The 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 features a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor alongside 1 GB of RAM and a 6,800 mAh battery. The tablet ships with a 3 MP back-facing camera capable of 1080p video recording and a 1.3 MP front-facing shooter that can record 720p video.

The two tablets also come with: 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage; microSD card slot; HSPA+ and 4G LTE cellular connectivity; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; USB 2.0; GPS with Glonass support and the usual array of sensors.

The 8-inch model comes in at 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm and 314 grams (in the Wi-Fi trim) while the larger 10.1-inch version measures 243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95 mm and weighs 510 grams (again, in the Wi-Fi trim).

In the software department, alongside the second Jelly Bean iteration both tablets feature the usual suite of Samsung-branded apps including ChatON (messaging service), Hub, S Travel and S Translator among others.

There are no details concerning pricing or availability yet.

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