Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Tab 3 10.1 Launched, Shipping to Global Markets from This Week

As Asus acquired the spotlight of Computex 2013, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 3 in its 10.1 and 8-inch avatars. On specs front, it may not be ground breaking, but if one goes through the spec sheet of the 10.1 model one notices a dual-core 1.6GHz processor without any information of its make.

Going through the earlier rumors, it was speculated that the Galaxy Tab 3 lineup will come up with the Intel CloverTrail+ CPU and it just happens that the Intel Atom Z2560 chip is a dual-core chipset clocked at 1.6GHz, so the one used in the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 could be the same chipset.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Tab 3 10.1 Launch

The Galaxy Tab 3 8 on the other hand has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, which probably is not made by Intel and is likely based on ARM architecture. Other than this, both the tablets are traditionally Samsung.

The 10.1 model has a display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, it has a 3-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front facing camera and is available in 32GB and 16GB variants, and the memory can be expanded further via the microSD card slot. It also has 1GB of RAM and a 6,800 mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung has really slimmed it down at 7.95 mm, and it weighs only 510 grams.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8, is even slimmer at 7.4mm and weighs just 314 grams. It also has a 1280×800 pixel display but at 8-inches it has a higher PPI than the 10.1-inch model. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It also has 1.5GB of RAM and a microSD card slot supporting expansion by a further 64GB. Battery wise, there is an 4,450 mAh battery. Like the 10.1-inch model it runs on Android 4.2.

Samsung says, both the tablets will be offered in Wi-Fi only, and 3G and LTE (dependent on markets) enabled versions. Both the tablets will be shipping globally by the beginning of June.

“Designed to be held in one hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere. 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 noted in a press release.

LG 84 Inch Ultra HD Display Features And Details

LG Electronics today announced the launch of world’s first built-in IPS panel 84 inch Digital Signage Display – LG 84WS70. The Ultra HD Eco Friendly & Professional display fully brings more realistic image than reality.  LG impresses the new professional public display with a super high resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. The sheer size of the display, which is equal to 4 displays of 42 inch, gives a breath taking experience.The built-in IPS panel gives high image reproducibility and wide viewing angles, therefore 84WS70 enables people to see a brightly-colored display from any angle. It is capable of 24 hours of continuous use as a public display. By realizing the LED display with the large screen size, super high resolution becomes possible to offer high realistic sensation and impressiveness.

LG Electronics introduces 84 inch Ultra HD Display

Facebook Verified Profiles And Pages Feature Launched

To make it easier for people to find the authentic presence of the person or Page, Facebook is rolling out verified Pages to both desktop and mobile web. This will create a better user experience and help increase authentic engagement on Facebook, specifically with celebrities, journalists, government officials, and popular brands and businesses. If you are the owner of a Facebook page, you don’t need to worry. There is no action required for Page admins to add a verification badge. In the coming days, Facebook will automatically verify the largest Pages on Facebook that are at the greatest risk of duplication. At this time Facebook is not accepting verification requests for all Pages. It will be interesting to see how it rolls out to the lesser known local brands and what’s the criteria to get verified for smaller brands and businesses.

Lava E-Tab Xtron+ Launched with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Dual Camera and More at Rs 6,990

Lava International has come up with its long delayed E-Tab Xtron+ today. Well, the tablet is priced at Rs 6,990 and comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS along with other impressive features and specs.

As far as the specs are concerned, the Lava E-Tab Xtron+ features a fast 1.5GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor and 1GB RAM. Also, with an inbuilt storage of 8GB, the Xtron+ comes with expandable storage up to 32GB, 2-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front camera. Further, the tablet houses a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display and connectivity aspects like Wi-Fi, micro USB and HDMI. Also, powered by a 3,700 mAh battery, the E-Tab Xtron+ delivers 5 hours running time.

Lava E-Tab Xtron+

Talking of software, the E-Tab Xtron+ provides access to valuable content with preloaded applications from Edukart.com, Meritnation.com and BIGFlix. Students can learn with the free Vedic Maths package, discounts of up to Rs 4,000 offered by Meritnation.com or through the free Career Booster package and the 20% discount on Edukart courses. On the entertainment front, XTRON+ brings great offers on BIGFlix content for the users.

Lava E-Tab Xtron+ Specifications

  • 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 1.5GHz Cortex A9 dual-core processor, quad-core Mali 400 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, micro SD card up to 32GB
  • 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI
  • 3,700 mAh battery

Lava E-Tab Xtron+ Price & Availability

Lava has priced the E-Tab Xtron+ tablet at Rs 8,000, but it is available online via the retailer sites at lesser price of Rs 6,990.

Samsung Galaxy Fame with Dual SIM and Jelly Bean OS Launched in India at Rs 11,120: Specs, Video Review and More

South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced the launch of an Android Jelly Bean smartphone – Galaxy Fame in India at Rs 11,120. While the smartphone was already available in on several online retailer sites, it has been released officially only now.

samsung galaxy fame

When it comes to specifications, Galaxy Fame sports a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a HVGA resolution of 320×480 pixels, 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM. Further, with an internal storage capacity of 4GB, which can be expanded to 32GB, the Galaxy Fame runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS topped with Samsung TouchWiz Nature UX.

Moreover, the dual SIM Galaxy Fame packs a 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera and connectivity aspects like 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. Also, the Galaxy Fame is powered by a 1,300 mAh battery offering up to 6 hours talk time and 300 hours standby.

On the software side, the Galaxy Fame is preloaded with Samsung applications such as ChatON, S Cloud and Game Hub Lite.

Early this month, Samsung also took the wraps off Galaxy Young, which also a dual SIM smartphone priced at Rs 8,010. The Galaxy Young is fitted with a 3.27-inch display and is powered by a 1GHz processor, 728MB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage and expandable storage up to 64GB. Also, running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, the Galaxy Young is loaded with a 1,300 mAh battery.

Analyzing the price range of both Galaxy Fame and Galaxy Young, it is clear that the former is priced significantly higher at Rs 11,120. At the same price range, there are many worthy offerings with quad-core processor like Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus, Karbonn S2 Titanium and more.

Specifications

  • 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 1GHz processor
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, expandable by up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel auto focus camera, VGA front camera
  • Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth
  • 1,300mAh battery

Video Review

Here is the video review of Galaxy Fame done by Intellect Digest. Check out the details below.

Nokia Asha 311 vs Samsung Rex 90: Entry Level Mobile Phones Declare War

These days, Nokia is doing well in India with its lineup of handsets, gradually carving a niche in the market. While, the Finnish tech firm seems to be struggling hard to revive its smartphone business, it is clear that it is winning on one side by attracting more and more consumers for the Asha handsets selling at budget price points.

Moreover, the company seems to be adding new and innovative features to the Asha handsets in order to make them penetrate into the market deeper. Coming to the mobile phone market, Nokia has lost its reign to South Korean tech titan Samsung, which launched Rex lineup of handsets with Smart Dual SIM feature. Priced between Rs 3,770 to Rs 5,870, the Rex handsets were launched in order to take over Nokia Asha devices.

Nokia Asha-311 vs Samsung Rex 90

Analyzing the specifications and price of Asha 311, it can be said that the Rex 90 could be a stiff competitor to the Nokia offering. For those consumers who like to buy dual SIM handsets with basic specs and features, the Asha 311 and Rex 90 might be great offerings, hence, Intellect Digest has decided to do a spec comparison on both.

Display

When it comes to display, Asha 311 packs a 3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 240×400 pixels and a pixel density of 155 ppi approximately. On the other hand, Rex 90 features a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320×480 pixels and 165 ppi pixel density approximately.

Hardware

While Asha 311 is powered by a best in class 1GHz processor, the Rex 90 is equipped with a lean 312MHz processor only.

Camera

Both the handsets come with a 3.15-megapixel rear camera and lack a front camera for video calling.

Storage

Asha 311 has 140MB internal storage and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage. At the same time, Rex 90 has 10MB internal storage and a micro SD card supporting 32GB expandable memory.

Connectivity

Both Asha 311 and Rex 90 come packed with connectivity features including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro USB 2.0. However, Asha 311 scores more with the presence of 3G, which is lacking in Rex 90. Nokia has incorporated the Xpress Browser with 90% datsa compression in Asha 311, whereas, Samsung has loaded the Rex 90 with Opera Mini beowser with 90% compression.

Battery

Asha 311 is loaded with a 1,110 mAh battery offering up to 6 hours standby and 768 hours talk time. On the other hand, Rex 90 is powered by a 1,000 mAh battery of unknown backup.

Price

Asha 311 is priced at Rs 5,819 approximately and Rex 90 is available for purchase at Rs 5,870.

Other Features

Asha 311 comes with 40 free EA games worth Rs 2,700, while the Rex 90 does not include any freebies. Also, the Nokia offering is preloaded with WhatsApp, Nokia Maps and push notifications for Facebook and Twitter. Further, the Asha 311 includes 2GB free micro SD card free, social client with 70% data compression and data counter. Also, Asha 311 supports multiple languages including Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and Bengali.

Conclusion

Both Asha 311 and Rex 90 are entry-level handsets meant for users to be socially connected and bearing reasonable price tags. Moreover, both the handsets come with basic specifications and hence, the buying decision depends on the consumers. At the end, will be you buy Rex 90 or Asha 311?