Samsung has announced the launch of Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet will be available in two variants, Wi-Fi only and a 3G variant with voice calling.
Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM. The 7-inch screen has a rather disappointing 1024x600 resolution at a paltry 169ppi. The tablet will be available in 8GB/ 16GB storage options, expandable by another 64GB via microSD card. Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and A-GPS/ GLONASS.
Galaxy Tab 3 is the successor to the Galaxy Tab 2 (Review | Pictures) 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.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi 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. There's no word on pricing yet, though it is expected to be priced similar to the Galaxy Tab 2.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 technical specifications
- 3G : HSPA+21 / 5.76 Quad 850/900/1900/2100
- 2G : EDGE/GPRS Quad 850/900/1800/1900
1.2 GHz Dual Core processor
7 inch WSVGA(1024 x 600, 169 PPI) TFT
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
Codec: MP3, OGG, AC3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC
- Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub/ Learning Hub
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
WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
A-GPS + GLONASS
WiFi: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light
3G: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light, Proximity
8/16GB Internal Storage + 1GB (RAM)
microSD slot (up to 64GB)
111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9mm
302g(Wi-Fi), 306g (3G)
Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000 mAh