Samsung Canada says 'us too' and launches the Galaxy Tab 3 series


Earlier today Samsung announced that early in July you'll be able to get your hands on the newest of the Galaxy Tab series (3, for those keeping count).  That was for the US, and just now we get word that Canada will also get the tablets too.

There's no confirmed date for when, just 'July' at the moment.  But what's really neat is that the devices will be listed (or at least suggested to be) for the same price as the American counterparts (normally we've been paying a $20-$30 extra).

So, for this 3rd series, there are 3 devices lined up.  A budget line 7", an 8" (think the Note 8 minus the pen) and a 10.1".

We've updated the database of Canadian devices to reflect this newest offering.  (embedded the chart at the bottom of the article if you want to just view here).

Here's Samsung's media release making the announcement.

Samsung Canada Releases the Hottest

Series of the Summer

Samsung's latest line of next-generation GALAXY tablets, the GALAXY Tab 3, keeps you entertained, connected and productive all summer long
MISSISSAUGA,ON, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Samsung Canada, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the introduction of the summer's hottest series - the GALAXY Tab 3 - a trio of powerful tablets available in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch versions. Featuring a sleek design and innovative features, the three devices will be the blockbusters of the season and fans will fall in love with the fact that they can choose their ideal size. Whether it's indulging in your beach reads, catching up on your favourite TV show by the pool or keeping in touch with friends from the cottage, the Tab 3 series has arrived just in time to keep you entertained and connected all summer.
"The GALAXY Tab 3 offers the best quality, value and variety in a tab and is sure to be a hit with fans across Canadathis summer," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Division at Samsung Canada. "We are also very proud that the launch of the GALAXY Tab 3 reconfirms our commitment of providing Canadians with a wide variety of high quality, portable devices that exceed their expectations and offer incredible performance."
Debuting across Canada throughout July 2013, the GALAXY Tab 3 is the perfect GALAXY phone companion and promises to provide effortless portability and intelligent multitasking features for busy Canadians on the go. Whether surfing the web and social networking at home, catching up on the latest read for book club or using a tablet as a remote control while watching movies in your living room, the GALAXY Tab 3 is the perfect tablet in the perfect size.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (7.0)
A perfectly portable design made for the socially savvy
  • Pocket-sized portability: The Tab 3 (7.0) has a compact, one-hand grip form factor that ensures users can hold the device comfortably for hours as well as store it in a pocket or small bag for reading and entertainment on the go. The sleek and stylish design has a thinner bezel and is lighter than the previous GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0).
  • Catch this summer's biggest blockbusters: Powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor, the device allows for fast downloads and sharing, while providing easy access to videos, apps, games and the web. Offered with 1GB of internal storage plus up to 64GB of expandable memory, the device has plenty of space to hold your favourite photos, music, apps, videos and more. So download the summer's hottest movies and watch them from the comfort of your beach chair.
  • Capture and share life's moments: The GALAXY Tab 3 (7.0) is equipped to better capture life's moments in stunning clarity and resolution with its 3-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera. Combined with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), it allows users to share photos, videos and life's special moments through a few quick taps and swipes.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (8.0)
A beautifully unique, slim, stylish and portable design 
  • Complete your summer reading list: Whether you're on the plane or on the beach, the new GALAXY Tab 3 (8.0) is designed to be held in one hand and is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere. The outstanding slim bezel ensures effective and maximum screen use and Samsung's Reading Mode technology optimizes the display to deliver perfect illumination and tone for comfortable paper like readability in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • Travel the world: Making international travel more effortless, the GALAXY Tab 3 (8.0) features S Translator. This instant translation is possible both from speech-to-text and text-to-speech (when connected through WiFi), ensuring that you can communicate with ease while traveling internationally. You can also document your travels with Story Album which organizes your photos and creates albums based on specific events or you can customize them the way you want. You can even apply themes and choose various layouts. Keep your memories all in one spot by publishing your album into a book easily with Blurb.
  • The Perfect Companion for the GALAXY Smartphone: The ideal complement to the best-selling GALAXY smartphones, this tablet features all of the personalization and customization that Samsung Canada is known for. Link your smartphone with your Tab 3 through automatic, wireless syncing to enjoy everything you love about your GALAXY smartphone on a device that allows you to explore video, apps, and more.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1)
Perfect for the whole family
  • Bring the family together with a device for everyone: The GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) seamlessly combines sleek design and enhanced multimedia capabilities. Stacked with a 1.6 GHz Dual Core processor, the GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) is the ideal device for everyday family use and multimedia consumption. Featuring a comprehensive suite of video, music, and photo software, and coupled with the clarity of its display, the GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) takes centre stage for portable home entertainment.
  • Enjoy the best content in the centre of your home: Equipped with Smart Remote and MHL (TV Out) capabilities, the GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) seamlessly transitions from the perfect gaming device for kids to the ideal home media control device for the parents. Whether streaming movies to the family television or playing games at the highest resolution, the GALAXY Tab 3 (10.1) smoothly integrates into the household media environment for an experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Series will be released throughout July at authorized retail locations. The suggested retail price of the Tab 3 (7.0) is $199.99, the Tab 3 (8.0) is $299.99 and the Tab 3 (10.1) is $399.99.
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Note to Editors:
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7-inch Product Specifications:
NetworkWiFi
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor
Display 7 inch WSVGA(1024 x 600, 169 PPI) TFT
OS Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main(Rear): 3-megapixel camera
 Sub (Front): 1.3 -megapixel camera
Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV
 Playback: 1080p Full HD @30fps
Audio Codec: MP3, OGG, AC3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC
Services & 
Additional 
Features
 Samsung Apps
 Samsung Hub*
 Game Hub/ Video Hub/ Learning Hub
 Samsung Kies,
 Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps) 
 Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
 Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube,
 Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navigation), Google Now
Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
 Bluetooth® 3.0
 USB 2.0
GPS S-GPS + GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light
Memory 8GB Internal Memory + 1GB (RAM)
 microSD slot (up to 64GB)
 * User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files
Dimension 111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9mm
 302g(Wi-Fi)
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000 mAh
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch Product Specifications:
NetworkWiFi
Processor1.5 GHz Dual Core processor
Display8-inch WXGA TFT(1280 x 800, 189PPI)
OSAndroid 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
CameraMain(Rear): 5-megapixel camera
Sub (Front): 1.3-megapixel camera
VideoCodec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX(1080p Full HD @30fps)
Playback: 1080p@30fps
Recording: 720p@30fps
AudioCodec: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, E-AC3, WMA, FLAC
Sound Alive and Dolby Surround
Services & 
Additional 
Features
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub*
- Readers Hub/Game Hub/Video Hub/Learning Hub
Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps) 
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung Services: Reading mode, Story Album, Group Play, S Translator, S Travel,
Dual View, Pop up Video, WatchON
Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube,
Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navigation), Google Now
ConnectivityWiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth® 4.0
USB 2.0
GPSS-GPS + GLONASS
SensorAccelerometer, Magnetic, RGB
Memory16GB + 1.5GB (RAM)
MicroSD (up to 64GB)* User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files
Dimension209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4mm
314g(Wi-Fi)
BatteryStandard battery, Li-ion 4,450 mAh
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch Product Specifications:
NetworkWiFi
Processor1.6 GHz Dual Core processor
Display10.1-inch WXGA TFT (1280 x 800, 149PPI)
OSAndroid 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
CameraMain(Rear): 3-megapixel camera
Sub (Front): 1.3-megapixel camera
VideoCodec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX(1080p Full HD @30fps)
Playback: 1080p@30fps
Recording: 720p@30fps
AudioCodec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, E-AC-3, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WB
Sound Alive and Dolby Surround
Services & 
Additional 
Features
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub*
- Readers Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub/Learning Hub
Samsung Kies,
Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps) 
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube,
Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navigation), Google Now
ConnectivityWiFi a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth® 4.0
USB 2.0
GPSS-GPS + GLONASS
SensorAccelerometer, Magnetic, Light
Memory16GB +,1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 64GB)

* User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files
Dimension243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95mm
510g (Wi-Fi)
BatteryStandard battery, Li-ion 6,800 mAh
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Google, Google Search, Gmail, Google Play, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Maps and Google Now are trademarks of Google Inc.
We've updated our database to have all the appropriate information.

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