Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 – 7" Wi-Fi and 3G budget option

Samsung appears to be downgrading its tablet hardware in an attempt to battle the popular Nexus 7 at the cheaper end of the market, with the newly announced Galaxy Tab 3 offering a 7″ display running at the low-ish resolution of 1024 x 600 and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core chipset and 1GB of RAM. Storage options will be either 8GB or 16GB, plus you get twin cameras (3MP and 1.2MP), a 4,000mAh capacity battery and Android 4.1 as its launch OS.

As with Samsung’s previous attempts at cracking the tablet market it’ll be offering both 3G and Wi-Fi versions of the Galaxy Tab 3. Here it is:

galaxy tab 3 7-inch-1 galaxy tab 3 7-inch-2

Samsung says the Wi-Fi model should launch globally this May, with the 3G version arriving in June. Hopefully for an aggressive price. Here’s the thing from Samsung with full tech specs beneath:

Samsung Unveils GALAXY Tab 3

April 29, 2013

SEOUL, Korea, April 29, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the introduction of the GALAXY Tab 3 – 7-inch tablet featuring sleek design and enhanced capabilities that bring capabilities that bring better performance and multimedia experiences to your fingertips.

With the new GALAXY Tab 3, Samsung has evolved its range of innovative tablets, making them smaller and easier to carry, while increasing the user experience overall


• 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.

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.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7-inch Product Specifications:

Network
WiFi
3G
– 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)

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
GPS
A-GPS + GLONASS

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

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  1. lsj

     /  May 1, 2013

    Technically not a downgrade compared to the Galaxy Tab 2, or am I mistaken? Wikipedia says GT2 has 1GHz dual core and 0.3MP front camera. GT3 is a small upgrade then…

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