If you have young kids, and you have a tablet, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’ve held your breath while they use it. Samsung has today launched a special kids version of the Tab 3 in an easy-to-grip casing with recessed screen, and preloaded with children’s apps.
The tablet is supplied with an S Pen variant called the C Pen to allow kids to draw on the screen. Apps include education, gaming, entertainment, and e-book reading, and there are parental controls to allow parents to set specific times when the tablet can be used (so no sneaking it under the covers after bedtime!).
Pricing and availability for the U.S. and Europe haven’t yet been announced, but is expected to be available sometime in the next quarter at around $200. Specs are unexciting, but should be plenty good enough for its intended purpose.
Press release below:
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids comes pre-loaded with top ranked kid’s apps and brand new Kid’s Store aimed at driving the educational possibilities of technology for kids. Pre-loaded content includes educational, games, entertainment and e-book apps. The tablet also offers parents the ability to select the apps they want their kids to have access to using the Application Manager.
Developed with kids’ best interests at the forefront, Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids also includes a Time Management feature that allows parents to set specific time periods for use. When the designated use time is up, a password protected lock screen appears, requiring a parent or adult to enter the password to unlock the device. This tool will help parents ensure the time their children spend on smart devices is balanced.
With 1.2GHz dual processor, 1GB RAM, 3 megapixel front-facing camera and 1.3 megapixel rear-facing camera, Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids has the power and performance you would expect from a Samsung GALAXY tablet, designed to provide kids with an exciting, interactive experience.
A Kids Case featuring a kids-friendly grip and multiple stand options will also be available for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids. The case also comes equipped with an easy-to-grip C Pen, providing fun drawing capabilities without the possibility of leaving marks on other objects.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids will be available in Korea in early September and subsequently available across China, Europe, U.S., Africa, South America and South East Asia. The availability of applications through Kids Samsung Apps will vary by market.