Samsung has finally revealed the release of it’s latest seven inch tablet. It will definitely hit the market sales with the Wi-Fi version coming up globally in May, and the 3G version soon to be released in June. The tablet is named, Galaxy Tab 3 and comes with a seven-inch WSVGA TFT display and a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels at 169 ppi. It encompasses thinner bezel when compared to the previously released Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) version.
Some of the specifications are recently reported by Samsung. The device comes with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It comes in two variants – 16GB and 32GB, both models allow you to expand memory up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. It is also packed with a 4000 mAh battery. You can find a three megapixel camera on the back of this camera. There is a 1.3-megapixel front camera as well which is great for video chat.
This tab runs on Android 4.1 or Jelly Bean. The device comes with a 1024×600 pixel screen, which is quite low when compared to the latest tabs available in the market. However, it is capable of Full HD video playback. A new feature which you will notice in this device is that Samsung has stuffed everything into a 111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9mm package that weighs 302g.
Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and A-GPS/ GLONASS. It’s been said that the tablet’s design gives stiff competition for the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7, however the 1,024 x 600 resolution display is quite disappointing at only 169ppi. It doesn’t matter whatever version you choose whether it’s the Wi-Fi version, or 306g for the 3G variant. You can just wait for a couple of months to get this tab in your hands. The product availability varies by market and will be rolled out gradually.
Galaxy Tab 3 is the successor to the Galaxy Tab 2 that recently received a price cut in India and is now available for Rs. 12,750 and Rs. 16,250 for Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi plus 3G variants respectively.
There are also rumors around the release of a 8-inch Galaxy Tab.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 technical specifications
|Network||WiFi- 3G : HSPA+21 / 5.76 Quad 850/900/1900/2100
- 2G : EDGE/GPRS Quad 850/900/1800/1900
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core processor|
|Display||7 inch WSVGA(1024 x 600, 169 PPI) TFT|
|OS||Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
Main(Rear): 3-megapixel camera
Sub (Front): 1.3-megapixel camera
Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Playback: 1080p Full HD @30fps
|Audio||Codec: MP3, OGG, AC3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC|
|Samsung Kies,Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navigation), Google Now
|GPS||A-GPS + GLONASS|
|Sensor||WiFi: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light3G: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light, Proximity
|Memory||8/16GB Internal Storage + 1GB (RAM)microSD slot (up to 64GB)
|Dimension||111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9mm302g(Wi-Fi), 306g (3G)
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000 mAh|