Galaxy Tab 3 Kids launching this fall

News Stacy Warden 13:00, Aug 27 2013

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Kids runs on Android 4.1, lets mom and dad set usage time limits

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 is about to launch in a kid-friendly version. But we’re not talking about simple parental controls and tot-inspired app recommendations — but rather an entire tablet dedicated to the little ones.

Aptly named the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, the newest version of Samsung’s Android-powered tablet will run on a slightly outdated version of Google’s OS, Android 4.1, but let’s be real — little Junior probably doesn’t even know what an OS is yet.

“It’s no secret that kids are using technology more than ever before,” said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “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 Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will also feature a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 display with a kid-friendly case (read: it offers a good grip for tiny hands). Additionally, you’ll get a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 3MP rear-facing camera (along with a 1.3MP version in the front), 8GB of storage (with the option to expand via microSD), 1GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery.

The tablet also comes with a C Pen, which should help spark plenty of creativity with endless amounts of drawing and educational apps. And if you’re worried about app overload, there’s also a Time Management tool on board, which lets you set specific usage time periods.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is set to launch first in Korea in September. After that, it’ll hit China, Europe, the U.S., Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. Samsung has yet to announce pricing for the tablet, but if it’s keeping in line with its current Galaxy Tab 3 pricing, you can it expect it to ring in around $199.99.


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