Samsung has been up to some improvements with its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, churning out several variations, including the S4 Zoom. Now, an unexpected new device, a kid friendly derivate of the Galaxy Tab 3, comes complete with enough padding along the sides to justify its use among the preschool-aged community. This marks the first attempt by a mainstream tablet maker at a tablet device that is targeted exclusively to children.
To begin with, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids device is the same Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, but with some hardware and software enhancements meted out to ensure parents find it safe for use by their little ones. A 7 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display makes up the top if the device, while on the other side of it lies a dual core 1.2 Ghz chip, a gig of RAM, and 8 GB of internal memory. There is also a micro SD card slot that will allow 32 GB more to be added. The tablet has also been provided with front and rear facing camera of 1.3 and 3 megapixels, respectively.
Also, with toddlers as its intended clientele, the tablet has also been provided with enough tweaks on the software front, which includes educational, and entertainment apps, as well as children’s ebooks, all of which come pre-loaded on the device. The tablet also includes an Application Manager which will allow the parents to set usage hours or specific apps and other features that they wish their kids to be exposed to. What’s more, the Application Manager has been provided with a layer of security via passwords, which is indeed a nice feature given how tech savvy the younger lot has come to be.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids also comes with a Kid Case of its own, which includes a C Pen for on-screen drawing or writing, as well as several stand options.
The tablet will first be released in South Korea before appearing in other regions of the world. Pricing has been kept under wraps, though it will crucial for the device to emerge as a viable choice for a kid specific tablet device.