It’s been a while since AT&T’s 4G LTE tablet line-up last got reinforcements, but fortunately America’s number two wireless carrier has decided to remedy that by welcoming not one, but two new tabs in its happy family.
The Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 are available from AT&T both with and sans contracts, both online and in physical stores starting today. The cheaper of the two is obviously the smaller one, Samsung’s 7-incher, launched “internationally” back in July.
But there are a number of differences between Ma Bell’s GTab 3 7.0 and the model you can score in Europe, the biggest and most important one being this new thing packs a much zippier dual-core 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
The chip is paired with a quirky but super-efficient 1.5 GB of RAM, there’s pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a spacious 4,000 mAh battery inside, but sadly the panel boasts a sub-par 1,024 x 600 pixels resolution. Then again, you wouldn’t really expect the 7-incher to breathe high-end technology through its every pore when it sells for $200 with 24-month pacts and 300 bucks outright?
Meanwhile, the MeMo Pad FHD is $100 pricier ($300 and $400 respectively), although on the whole it might just rock a better quality-pricing ratio. Not only is the display larger, but it also rocks a stunning 1,920 x 1,200 pixels resolution, plus you get a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC, 2 GB RAM and massive 6,760 mAh battery. And don’t you forget about the 4G LTE speeds.