Samsung has announced the launch of a new Android tablet which is called the Galaxy 3 Tab Kids, which is a variant of the Galaxy Tab 3 tablet targeted at children.
The new tablet will feature a 7-inch WSVGA display with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 170ppi. The tablet for kids is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and will also have 1GB of RAM and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids features dual cameras, a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Connectivity options will include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct and Micro-USB. It will feature 8GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to up to 32GB. It also includes a 4000mAh battery. The tablet measures 111.1x188x9.9mm and weighs 302 grams. The tablet will only be available in 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 Samsung’s new Kid’s Store and will also include an Application Manager which offers parents the ability to select apps for kids to access. The Tab also had a Time Management feature which will allow parents to set specific time periods for device usage for their kids.
Samsung is also offering a Kids case which features a kid-friendly grip and multiple stand options with the Tab 3 for kids. The case will also come equipped with C-Pen, a stylus.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be available in Korea starting early September and will then be available across China, Europe, U.S., Africa and South East Asia. However, Samsung are yet to announce pricing for the new tablet and the company does note that the availability of applications through Kids Samsung Apps will vary by market.
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