Samsung Introduces Australians to the GALAXY Tab 3

Juli 18, 2013

Designed for your life: Australians now have more choice as three new tablets join Samsung’s GALAXY Tab family

SYDNEY, Australia, July 17, 2013 — Samsung Electronics Australia today announced the local availability of the GALAXY Tab 3 range. Featuring a selection of sizes in 10.1-inch, 8-inch and 7-inch variants, the latest additions to the successful GALAXY Tab family ensures Samsung continues catering to the diverse needs of Australians.

GALAXY Tab 3 represents another phase in the company’s evolution as an innovator in mobile technology by offering Australians great product choice to better suit their lifestyle, diverse features and local and international content. The range will offer users enhanced and intuitive design features created to support the growing demand for tablets in Australia.

“We recognise that tablets are becoming an essential device for a wide range of Australians, but perhaps most significant is the uptake and use among families,” said Tyler McGee, Vice President – Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia. “To cater to the diverse needs of Australians, the GALAXY Tab 3 represents the next evolution of our highly successful GALAXY Tab 2 range, offering consumers more of what they have come to expect from the GALAXY brand, with an array of options in terms of size, local content and features,” he said.

The announcement comes as Samsung continues to grow market share in the tablet category in Australia. From May 2012 to May 2013, Samsung has achieved over seven times market share growth across Samsung GALAXY tablets in Australia1, with the GALAXY Tab 2 becoming one of the most successful tablet ranges for Samsung in Australia.

GALAXY Tab 3 (8”) – Designed for Portable Entertainment: An Exceptional Reading and Entertainment Experience

With a beautiful 189ppi display that fits in the palm of your hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 (8”) is an exceptional device for viewing videos, playing games, and reading e-Books*. Samsung’s “Reading Mode” technology adapts the device display to provide optimised illumination and tone when activated - minimising eye strain to deliver a comfortable reading experience.

Samsung’s Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video Play maximises sound, allowing users to enjoy clear and consistent volume levels and outstanding audio to help enhance the overall multimedia experience - ideal for listening to music or watching music videos through Samsung Music Hub®*. In addition, physical keys on the device bezel give users a familiar and comfortable GALAXY smartphone experience on their tablet while navigating content.

Some exciting new features that debuted on the Samsung GALAXY S 4 also now appear on the GALAXY Tab 3 (8”). Making travel and mobility easy, the GALAXY Tab 3 (8”) features S Translator**, which provides instant translation on applications including email, text message and the ChatON app. S Translator operates with speech-to-text and text-to-speech, ensuring users can communicate easily in a number of languages. The device also features Trip Advisor, the smart travel companion, offering real-time and relevant local information based on the geographic movements of the user. It also gives users the ability to plan, adjust and book their travel requirements from any location with an internet connection.

Using the Samsung Smart View app#, the GALAXY Tab 3 (8”) enables the tablet to be used as a second screen within the home, wirelessly mirroring compatible Samsung TV screens onto the tablet. Users can even watch their favourite TV channel on their tablet, while another member of the family wirelessly watches a Blu-ray or DVD on the TV itself. Whether streaming video content or playing games at a high resolution, the GALAXY Tab 3 (8”) smoothly integrates into the household media environment for an experience that can be shared between the whole family.

GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1”) – Designed for sharing: An Ideal Tablet for the Family

With an expansive screen, the GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1”) combines sleek design with outstanding multimedia capabilities for home and family use. Featuring access to a world of content* from Samsung Learning Hub, Game Hub, Reader’s Hub and Music Hub, along with TV shows and movies through Quickflix, the Tab 3 (10.1”) is a versatile tool for people of all ages. Coupled with a high quality display and Dolby Surround for video play, the GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1”) is designed for sharing entertainment

GALAXY Tab 3 (7”) – Designed for the Everyday: An Affordable Tablet for Everyday Internet Use

With a compact display that weighs just 300 grams, the GALAXY Tab 3 (7”) is designed for portable, everyday internet use. Boasting a sleek design with a one-hand grip form factor, users can easily store it in their pocket or purse for reading and entertainment on the go. The device has a thinner bezel than the previous GALAXY Tab 2 (7”).

Powered by a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor and dual band WiFI, the device allows for faster downloads and sharing than with previous devices in the Tab 2 range. Offered with 8GB of internal storage and Micro SD up to 32GB of expandable memory, the GALAXY Tab 3 (7”) has plenty of space to store and access media including photos, music, apps, videos and more.

The GALAXY Tab 3 (7”) is equipped to capture life’s moments in stunning clarity and resolution with its 3-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 range will launch in Wi-Fi with 4G variants planned in comings months, and is available for pre-sale on 18 July at the Melbourne and Sydney Samsung Experience Stores. The range will soon be available through major Samsung retail partners with RRPs of:
GALAXY Tab 3 (Wi-Fi)

  • GALAXY Tab 3 (7”) – RRP $249
  • GALAXY Tab 3 (8”) – RRP $349
  • GALAXY Tab (10.1”) – RRP $399

Added Content Value

The growing demand for tablets has prompted a demand for applications and content. The GALAXY Tab 3 range offers a suite of applications and content that address consumers’ entertainment and education needs, and offers them considerable added value.

The Tab 3 range comes with 50GB of bonus cloud storage for two years from Dropbox^; a one month free trial of Samsung’s music streaming service – Samsung Music Hub®^; a 14 day trial of Quickflix’s movie and TV subscription streaming service^; $20 off the first purchase for new users of Samsung Learning Hub^^; and a 60 Day Mobile Security Trial from Norton^.

Note to Editors:

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch Product Specifications:
Network

WiFi

Processor

1.5 GHz Dual Core processor

Display

8-inch WXGA TFT (1280 x 800, 189PPI)

OS

Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main(Rear): 5-megapixel camera
Sub (Front): 1.3-megapixel camera

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX(1080p Full HD @30fps)
Playback: 1080p@30fps
Recording: 720p@30fps

Audio

Codec: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, E-AC3, WMA, FLAC
Sound Alive and Dolby Surround

Services & Additional Features

Samsung Apps: for Australian and global apps, tested and approved for use on Samsung GALAXY Smartphones and Tablets. Supporting credit card and phone bill payment for all mobile operators.

Samsung Music Hub: music (audio and video) streaming service for Samsung GALAXY Smartphones (audio only), Tablets, Smart TV and Smart Hub products plus web. One month free premium trial available.
Samsung Learning Hub: interactive library of learning material from Australia’s leading and trusted publishers at your fingertips.
Samsung Readers Hub: search for, download and purchase a range of global and Australia books.
Samsung Game Hub: download and play the latest Android games.

Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)

Samsung ChatON: free cross platform, cross brand messaging service.

Samsung Services: Reading mode, Story Album, Group Play, S Translator, S Travel,
Multi Window, Pop up Video, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring.
Other preloaded apps: Peel, Quickflix, Plus7, Dropbox, Flipboard, Story Cloud, Trip Advisor.

Google Mobile Services: Gmail, Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Now

Connectivity

WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth® 4.0
USB 2.0

GPS

A-GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

WiFi: Accelerometer, Magnetic, RGB

Memory

16GB (User Memory approximately 11.26GB) + MicroSD (up to 64GB),
1.5GB (RAM)

* User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files

Dimension

209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4mm
314g Wi-Fi

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 4,450 mAh


Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch Product Specifications:
Network WiFi
Processor 1.6 GHz Dual Core processor
Display 10.1-inch WXGA TFT (1280 x 800, 149PPI)
OS Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main(Rear): 3-megapixel camera
Sub (Front): 1.3-megapixel camera
Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX(1080p Full HD @30fps)
Playback: 1080p@30fps
Recording: 720p@30fps
Audio Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, E-AC-3, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WB
Sound Alive and Dolby Surround
Services & Additional Features Samsung Apps: for Australian and global apps, tested and approved for use on Samsung GALAXY Smartphones and Tablets. Supporting credit card and phone bill payment for all mobile operators.
Samsung Music Hub: music (audio and video) streaming service for Samsung GALAXY Smartphones (audio only), Tablets, Smart TV and Smart Hub products plus web. One month free premium trial available.
Samsung Learning Hub: interactive library of learning material from Australia’s leading and trusted publishers at your fingertips.
Samsung Readers Hub: search for, download and purchase a range of global and Australia books
Samsung Game Hub: download and play the latest Android games.
Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Samsung ChatON: free cross platform, cross brand messaging service.
Samsung Services: Story Album, Group Play, S Translator, Pop up Video.
Other preloaded apps: Peel, Quickflix, Plus7, Dropbox, Flipboard, Polaris Office.
Google Mobile Services: Gmail, Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Maps
Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth® 4.0
USB 2.0
GPS A-GPS + GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Magnetic, Light
Memory 16GB (User Memory approximately 11.0GB) + microSD (up to 64GB), 1GB (RAM)
* User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files
Dimension 243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95mm
510g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 6,800 mAh

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7-inch Product Specifications:
Network WiFi
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor
Display 7 inch WSVGA(1024 x 600, 169 PPI) TFT
OS Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main(Rear): 3-megapixel camera
Sub (Front): 1.3 -megapixel camera
Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Playback: 1080p Full HD @30fps
Audio Codec: MP3, OGG, AC3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC
Services & Additional Features Samsung Apps: for Australian and global apps, tested and approved for use on Samsung GALAXY Smartphones and Tablets. Supporting credit card and phone bill payment for all mobile operators.
Samsung Music Hub: music (audio and video) streaming service for Samsung GALAXY Smartphones (audio only), Tablets, Smart TV and Smart Hub products plus web. One month free premium trial available.
Samsung Learning Hub: interactive library of learning material from Australia’s leading and trusted publishers at your fingertips.
Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Samsung ChatON: free cross platform, cross brand messaging service.
Samsung Services: Group Play, Samsung Link, Pop up Video.
Other preloaded apps: Plus7, Dropbox, Flipboard.
Google Mobile Services: Gmail, Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Maps
Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth® 3.0
USB 2.0
GPS A-GPS + GLONASS
Sensor WiFi: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light
Memory 8GB Internal Memory (User Memory approximately 4.9GB) + 1GB (RAM)
microSD slot (up to 32GB)
Dimension 111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9mm
300g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000 mAh

[1] GfK Retail Tracking, Mediatablets, Sales Volume Share %, May 2012 and May 2013.

* Internet connection required. Data and subscription charges may apply. Usage may be subject to third party service provider agreements.

** Internet connection required. Data charges may apply. Feature is not available in all languages and dialects. Performance may vary depending on the language spoken and surrounding environment, including ambient noise.

# Smart View is compatible with the following Samsung TV's: 2011 - LED D7000 and above, PDP D8000 and above, 2012 - LED E7500 and above, PDP E8000 and above, 2013 - LED F4500, 5500, 6400 and above, PDP F5500 and above. Smart View app does not allow two different free to air programs to be viewed at once. Smart View allows you to view two different sources, for instance RF cable and HDMI input. Compatible mobile device and Samsung Smart TV must be on same home Wi-Fi network or using WiFi Direct.

^ Internet connection required. Data charges may apply. Subscription and other charges apply once the offer expires or has been redeemed. Users must opt out of Quickflix to avoid ongoing subscription charges. Usage may be subject to third party service provider agreements.

^^ Terms and conditions apply. Offer ends 31 December 2013. See http://www.samsung.com/au/promotions/for details.

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Edelman for Samsung Australia
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