Following on from the plethora of Samsung tablet rumours served up this morning, the Galaxy Tab 3 has been officially announced. Although it may not quite be the tablet that some people were expecting.
Rather than the 8-inch tablet that some were anticipating, the Galaxy Tab 3 will be a more familiarly sized 7-inch device. So it looks likes the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 could be an entirely different mid/high end tablet, if the earlier rumours are true. As well as being the same size as the previous generation, the Galaxy Tab 3 also looks virtually identical as well. This will no doubt cause a bit of a stir amongst Samsung’s critics.
Hardware wise the 7-inch LCD display remains unchanged with a passable resolution of 1024 x 600, which works out at 169 pixels per inch, but there are certainly crisper displays to choose from on the market already. The dual-core processor has been sped up a tad to 1.2Ghz, up from 1Ghz in the Galaxy Tab 2, and is accompanied by 1GB RAM. The cameras also remain unchanged, with a 3-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel one on the front.
But there have been a few decent upgrades made to this device. Firstly the tablet’s storage capacity has doubled up, allowing for up to 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card expansion slot for an additional 64GB if you need it. The tablet also comes with a 4,000 mAh Li-ion battery, which should keep it running for quite a while.
The Galaxy Tab 3 will ship with Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and will also come in a 3G variety for those wishing to use their Tab3 on the move. But sadly the tablet won’t support LTE networks.
We’re still waiting on a price range, but the Galaxy Tab 3 is expected to go on sale at the beginning of May, with the 3G model following shortly after in June.
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WOW! 2hrs diff from the rumor lol AND D: 2 da tablet
Can you tell me which processor is the tab using
Qualcomm or exynos :-)
Or some cheap processor :-(
well thats quite a difference.. not really worth the upgrade.. I was really hoping it would come with LTE, a 5mp camera, 2gigs of ram and clocked at 1.5hz or higher but then again if those said specs were to come true, it wouldnt be a mid-high end device anymore
It would still be mid range with a 5 megapixel. They could at least change that
hold up where the hell is the a 32gb note 8.0 at ???? smh
Specs seem kind of low.
I’m not sure I like the idea of a mere .2GHz increase on the CPU. My smartphone has a 1.6GHz processor.
Oh my word. I mean physically it looks slightly different. But really, that camera is just worthless! And jellybean 4.1 is so last season. The gig ram should also be maybe 1.5 gb
My Acer Iconia A500 from 2010 has better specs…
My old S2 is probably faster then this thing.
Sorry, this has “carrier subsidized” crap written all over it. Who would buy this, when there are so many better options at the same price point? They should have loaded 4.0 with Flash enabled browser, might have been a selling point. lol
What no flash?
I feel like Samsung did this on purpose to let the Galaxy Tab fade away from market. They want us to buy their higher end tablets. no problem though. I already have their galaxy note 8.0
I’m still pissed my GTab2 is marketed with 8GB but really only have 4.9GB free! Yes I use a MicroSD card but have had problems getting apps to install there no matter what I tried (Links2SD etc)
because its running ics anything ics and above wont let you save apps to the sd card android way of preventing crashes
im sure this is a low end tab you get what you pay for
WTF. no change except for design. This better be dirt cheap