Sprint has announced that it will be offering the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 to consumers starting October 11th, for $49.99 on a two-year contract either as a new connection or upgrade. The white color model will be made available at first, followed by the black version in “time for the holidays.” The $49.99 price tag is mentioned as introductory in the press release, so it seems Sprint will be asking for more moolah a few weeks after launching the tablet.
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 sports a 7-inch 1024×600 screen, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3.15-megapixel camera, 16GB of storage expandable via a microSD slot, 4,000mAh battery, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Not an attractive list of specs, but LTE connectivity and Samsung’s value-added software features do make up for the unimpressive hardware.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 07, 2013 – A small device can offer big-time productivity for a business and fun for the whole family. So today, Sprint announced Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 7.0 will be available on Friday, Oct. 11, with a special introductory price of $49.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Customers will be able to purchase this versatile new tablet in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. Initially, Galaxy Tab 3 will be available in White, but a Midnight Black version will also be available for the holidays.
The 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 features Android™ 4.2, Jelly Bean, Sprint 4G LTE, where available, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with video capture and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. Sprint customers can add a data plan for Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 to their account for as little as $5 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges). Customers can also take advantage of Sprint One UpSM, a new upgrade program that gives customers the ability to upgrade their smartphone every 12 months.
Sprint continues to bring a better wireless experience to customers across the country as it builds out its all-new 3G and 4G LTE network. Sprint now provides 4G LTE service in 185 marketsnationwide and is aiming to provide LTE to 200 million people by the end of 2013. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit www.sprint.com/network.