Samsung has launched a new Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a variant of the Galaxy Tab 3 tablet targeted at children.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids features a 7-inch WSVGA display with 1024x600 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 170ppi. The new tablet for kids is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet features dual cameras, a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct and Micro-USB. It features 8GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB. It also includes a 4000mAh battery. The tablet measures 111.1x188x9.9mm and weighs 302 grams. The tablet will be available in only one colour variant, Yellow.
Commenting on the launch, JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT and Mobile Communication, Samsung Electronics said, "It's no secret that kids are using technology more than ever before. We saw an opportunity to create a device just for kids that provides them with an intuitive, fun and kid-friendly user experience filled with rich, interactive and educational content that parents will love."
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids comes pre-loaded with children's apps and the company's new Kid's Store. The tablet also includes an Application Manager that offers parents the ability to select apps for kids to access. The Tab also has a Time Management feature that allows parents to set specific time periods for device usage for their kids.
The company is offering a Kids case that features a kid-friendly grip and multiple stand options with the latest Tab 3 for kids. The case comes equipped with C-Pen, a stylus.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids will be available in Korea starting early September and will subsequently be available across China, Europe, U.S., Africa, South America and South East Asia. Samsung has not revealed the pricing for the new tablet, yet. The company notes that the availability of applications through Kids Samsung Apps will vary by market.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids key specifications
- 7-inch WSVGA display with 1024x600 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 170ppi
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
- 3-megapixel rear camera
- 1.3-megapixel front facing camera
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Weight: 302 grams