Samsung, the Android market leader, has added two new tablets to its Android family of devices. The 8-inch tablet is powered by 1.5 GHz Dual Core processor and features a 8-inch WXGA TFT(1280 x 800, 189PPI) display. With 5Mpx main and 1.3 front facing camera, the tablet is complimenting its 7-inch devices. The tablet runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with TouchWhiz on top of it. The tablet is clearly targeted at average tablet users who want it mainly for ‘reading.
Samsung’s press release states, “Outstanding slim bezel for effective and maximum screen use makes Samsung’s “reading mode” technology which optimizes the display to deliver perfect illumination and tone for comfortable paperlike readability in a variety of lighting conditions work better on its 8-inch screen.”
Samsung is not talking about any ‘ground-breaking’ feature for this tablet, which seems to be targeted at Amazon’s eBook readers and iPad Mini.
Samsung is also giving Intel some strong footing in the tablet space, which is dominated by ARM, by introducing a 10-inch Intel powered tablet.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch is powered by 1.6 GHz Dual Core Intel processor and features a 10.1-inch WXGA TFT (1280 x 800, 149PPI) display. Compared to the 8-inch edition this one has only 3mpx main camera and weighs 510g.
The tabs will be made available in June; the pricing has not been announced yet.