Friday, May 3, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 official with 7-inch display and Android 4.1

Samsung this morning introduced the latest addition to its tablet lineup, the Galaxy Tab 3. The new Galaxy Tab 3 sports a look that's more than a little similar to the recently-released Galaxy Note 8.0, though the Galaxy Tab 3's display is a hair smaller, coming in at 7 inches in size. Here's what the full spec breakdown for Samsung's newest tablet looks like:

  • 7-inch 1024x600 LCD display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 3-megapixel rear, 1.3-megapixel front cameras
  • 8GB/16GB built-in storage, microSD card slot of additional memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Expect the Wi-Fi-only flavor of the Galaxy Tab 3 to begin hitting store shelves around the globe in May, with a 3G-enabled model (complete with an earpiece for making phone calls) set to follow in June. The 3G Galaxy Tab 3 offers 21Mbps HSPA+ connectivity.

While the newest Galaxy Tab family member doesn't feature a huge spec bump over its predecessor, it's been over a year since Samsung first introduced us to that model, meaning that it was about time for a refresh. The Galaxy Tab 3 also serves to bring the design of the Galaxy Tab more in line with Samsung's latest products, the Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy S4.

There's no word yet on exactly when in May the Galaxy Tab 3 will launch or how much it'll cost when it does, but considering its spec sheet and the price that the Galaxy Tab 2 launched at, I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being fairly easy on the wallet. Stay tuned and we'll update you once we hear more.

Via Samsung Mobile