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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 spotted on Best Buy for $599 USD

Source: Best Buy
The Tab 3 is the latest (and most expensive) tablet from Samsung. Sporting high-end specs expected of a flagship, it will be available soon for about $600.

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We just saw that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is now available in Europe for €679. While expensive, the Tab 3 seems a capable tablet, and prospective buyers in the United States won’t have to wait long to get their hands on it, either. A listing on Best Buy surfaced today, pricing the tablet at $599.99.

The Tab 3 is the latest Android tablet from the Korean giant. Sporting a 9.7” 2048 x 1536 Super AMOLED screen, the Tab 3 will come equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage (which can be expanded to 256 GB via microSD card). Other features include a USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C port, a 13 MP rear-facing camera, a 5 MP “selfie” camera, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 6,000 mAh battery.

Really, these are all expected for a flagship tablet. The Snapdragon 820 is actually already outdated, as some phones (like Google’s Pixel) have a Snapdragon 821 and the Snapdragon 835 is set to debut in the Galaxy S8 soon. Performance should be pretty close between the SoCs, however.

The Galaxy Tab 3 will also include an S Pen stylus and (if purchased from Best Buy) a 6-month subscription to the Webroot Secure Anywhere security service for up to three Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac devices.

The Tab 3 looks aimed squarely at Apple’s 9.7” iPad Pro - the screen size, resolutions, and even price are the exact same. $600 is still a lot to swallow for an Android tablet, considering there are so many capable devices at much lower costs. We’ll have to see if the Tab 3 can make any kind of dent in the market, or if it’ll just fall away in a market that has still failed to catch the attention of consumers.

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Sam Medley, 2017-03-14 (Update: 2017-03-14)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.