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O2 to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 4G models

But likely won't offer 4G until end of the year
Mon Sep 02 2013, 14:45
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

UK MOBILE OPERATOR O2 has revealed that it will offer Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and 8.0 tablets on its 4G LTE network.

O2 has added the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 tablets to its coming soon page, revealing that the smaller of the two will arrive this month, while the 10.1in model is still "on the horizon".

There's no word on pricing or availability for either device yet, but we've been in touch with O2 for further information.

However, it's likely that buyers of the tablet won't have access to 4G straightaway. Following its 4G switch-on last Thursday, O2 promptly announced that it would be selling the new Nexus 7 with LTE - although it told The INQUIRER that the tablet won't have 4G until "late this year".

Despite having switched on its 4G network, O2 explained that LTE won't be available for tablets until the end of 2013. This reportedly is because it hasn't confirmed its 4G data plans for tablets yet, so between now and the end of the year users will have to make do with 3G speeds.

As well as 4G speeds, albeit in the future, buyers of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 can expect some decent specifications. Both tablets will run the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface. Unlike the tablets' Samsung Galaxy Note equivalent, neither come with stylus support.

The smaller of the two tablets, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, also features 1.5GB of RAM, 5MP and 1.3MP cameras and a 4,450mAh battery along with its 1280x800 resolution 189ppi display. Buyers of the 10.1in model can expect a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, a 1280x800 resolution 149ppi display and dual 3MP and 1.3MP cameras. µ


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