Samsung unveil the Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung unveil the Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung have a rather confusing array of devices this year, the latest of which is the Galaxy Tab 3. The Galaxy Tab 3 is a 7″ budget Jelly Bean device that has budget specs and no doubt a budget price. This is more than likely because of the competition from Acer and Asus in the 7″ tablet market. Although the Galaxy tab 7.0 2 (if that’s what it was called) was rather cheap.

Here are the specs for the Galaxy Tab 3

  • Network WiFi 3G – 3G : HSPA+21 / 5.76 Quad 850/900/1900/2100
  • 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor
  • Display 7 inch WSVGA(1024 x 600, 169 PPI) TFT
  • OS Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Camera Main(Rear): 3-megapixel camera Sub (Front): 1.3 -megapixel camera
  • Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV Playback: 1080p Full HD @30fps
  • Audio Codec: MP3, OGG, AC3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC
  • Services & Additional Features Samsung Apps Samsung Hub Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub/ Learning Hub, 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
  • Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
  • Bluetooth® 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Sensor WiFi: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light 3G: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light, Proximity
  • Memory 8/16GB Internal Memory + 1GB (RAM)
  • microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • Dimension 111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9mm
  • 302g(Wi-Fi), 306g (3G)
  • Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000 mAh

One thing pops out amongst the spec and that is the inclusion of 3G, what is it about making phone calls on a 7″ device? Further features about the Galaxy Tab 3 are as follows

• Easy Handgrip and Portability: Its compact, one-hand grip form factor ensures users can hold comfortably for hours as well as store in a pocket or small bag for reading and entertainment on the go. The sleek and stylish design encompasses thinner bezel than the previous GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0).

• Better Multimedia Performance: Powered by a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor, the device allows for faster downloads and sharing, while providing easy access to videos, apps, games, and the web. Offered with either 8/16 of internal storage plus up to 64GB of expandable memory, the device has plenty of space to hold your favorite photos, music, apps, videos and more.

• Enhanced User Experience: The GALAXY Tab 3 7-inch is equipped to better capture life’s moments in stunning clarity and resolution with its 3-megapixel camera rear camera and 1.3 -megapixel front camera. Combined with the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), it allows users to share photos, videos, and life’s special moments through a few quick taps and swipes.
If you are wondering when these are going to available then Samsung have the following to say:

The GALAXY Tab 3 7-inch WiFi version will be available globally beginning May and 3G version will follow in June. The product availability varies by market and will be rolled out gradually

Here are the press renders released by Samsung

Source – Samsung