Though hated and contested by many (I’m looking at you, Apple fanboys), Samsung’s Android-powered gadgets have one virtue that probably no one can deny – they’re diverse and can essentially fit every taste, need and style.
If you want it, Samsung has it, be it a dirt-cheap “dumb” phone, a compact, unpretentious, low-end smart device, a bigger, badder mid-ranger, a high-end “phablet”, portable 7-inch tablet, large 10-incher or even hybrids running both Windows and Android.
Plus, you can find stars inside Samsung’s “Galaxy” that focus on taking crisp photos, you can find the outdoorsy types that can hold their own against water, dust and shocks, as well as gizmos sporting S Pen support.
And yet Sammy can’t possibly cover every inch of every mobile niche out there, right? Well, they can certainly try. For instance, the Koreans have no kid-friendly slate in their product line-up. For now, that is, because rumor has it the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be unveiled and commercially released next month in Korea.
Though carrying a pretty bland and confusing name, the tablet has the potential to become a hit, since it’s set to pack the exact same hardware and software as the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Wi-Fi. That includes a 7-inch touchscreen with 1,024 x 600 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD support, Wi-Fi connectivity, 3 MP rear camera, 4,000 mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Fairly lackluster list of features… from an adult’s standpoint, but something tells me children have a slightly lower bar of expectations as far as technology goes. Not to mention the real selling points, given the target audience, will likely be the playful, colorful designs of the new slate, protective covers and pre-loaded content, including both exclusive educational apps and fun games for the whole family.
So how much should you expect to pay for the GTab 3 Kids? Hard to say, but probably not a penny under 200 US bucks. If it’s headed to the West. Any prospective buyers?