Dec 20 AT 4:07 PM Dima Aryeh 7 Comments

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

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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 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.