Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, made especially for little ones

Galaxy Tab 3 KidsTablets are very popular with children, but we don’t always want to hand over our beloved slate filled with emails, messages, and our credit card information to those with small, wandering fingers. Samsung has the solution, a tablet especially for children.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is a modified version of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, which was released earlier this year. The screen is the same as the adult model, and has a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, while the whole thing is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.

Naturally, it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but instead of the TouchWiz user interface, it’s a different version made to make using the tablet easier for kids, so expect lots of big, friendly icons and bright colours. Samsung will also pre-install a selection of games, educational apps, entertainment and eBooks. As a parent, you have complete control over what your children can access.

Other features include a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel video call lens, 8GB of memory, and a microSD card slot. Samsung will also sell a special case with a chunky grip and a stand, pictured above, plus a big stylus for drawing on the screen.

It’s obvious the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is a niche product, but it still has some competition on the market, such as the LeapPad and tablets such as the new Nexus 7, which also shares a special mode for restricting access to content. Samsung hasn’t provided the final price of the Tab 3 Kids, but has confirmed it’ll be coming to Europe after September, probably just in time for Christmas.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars