Samsung unveils budget 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablet

Samsung unveils budget 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung has announced the third iteration of its popular Galaxy Tab 7-inch tablet, unsurprisingly named the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

Samsung unveils budget 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3

Running Android 4.1, there’s no big leaps over its predecessor, with the affordable tablet running a dual core 1.2GHz chip and coming with either 8GB or 16GB of storage, expandable to up to 64GB thanks to its  microSD slot.

Tablets look utterly daft for taking pictures, and Samsung don’t seem particularly enthusiastic about the idea too, with the Tab 3 containing a modest 3-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera

The tablet certainly looks attractive enough, but its hopes of forming a formidable rival to the likes of the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7 are somewhat diminished by its rather disappointing 1,024 x 600/ 169ppi resolution.

The wi-fi version of the Galaxy Tab 3 will be spinning into shops worldwide from May, with the 3G version following the month after.  Pricing is to be announced, but we expect it to undercut the Nexus 7 slightly.

The package measures up at 111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9mm and weighs 302g(Wi-Fi) and 306g (3G)

Full specs:

 

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