Dec 20 AT 4:07 PM Dima Aryeh 7 Comments

Samsung to release Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Game Edition; controller, HDMI dongle included


While there is no official word yet, it looks like Samsung has another bundle up its sleeve. This is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Game Edition bundle, named for the included Samsung GamePad and HDMI dongle. This will allow you to plug the Galaxy Tab 3 into a TV using an HDMI cable and use the Bluetooth GamePad to play games on the big screen (the GamePad can hold phones up to 6.3-inches, so it won’t hold the tablet).

There is no mention of release date or price, but it won’t be cheap. The price of a GamePad purchased separately varies from source to source, but it goes for anywhere from 63 to 79 euros, or $86 to $108 US dollars. The bundle will probably bring that price down considerably, but it’s a high price.

I wonder why Samsung has created a Game Edition bundle with a tablet that’s generally considered lower end. With a 1.5GHz dual core processor, it’s not exactly top of the line for gaming. But either way, it can be a good product. What are your thoughts on it? Leave a comment!

Via: SamMobile

Source: All About Samsung

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • kazahani

    I really like this idea, but you’re right; better hardware is needed here. Would this run GTA: San Andreas smoothly?

  • BlazeHN

    This would be nice but with the Note 3 or S4, bundle an accesory wich is abble to hold a device but not the bundled device its kinda pointless…

    Anyways, Moga Hero beats Samsung Gamepad on every way and its way cheapper at $48.

    • redraider133

      Agree. Bundle it with something that can be used with it and can show off the gamepad

  • SGB101

    Chromecast would be better than the mhl.

  • Spencer

    I think since the tablet is rated higher than the iPad by consumer reports it should be just fine for gaming. not too much has come out on a tablet platform that a dual core 1.5 Ghz processor can’t handle.

  • kiki.utena

    Moga FTW! Buy the tablet you want and get a better controller for less money too!

  • donger

    Not bad.