Samsung seems to be on a roll. After launching its flagship smartphone the Galaxy S 4, the company has announced the Galaxy Tab 3 which is the third 7-inch tablet under its Galaxy Tab sub-brand. Design wise, it looks quite similar to the Galaxy Note 510 tablet which is currently up for pre-order on the Samsung India eStore, but internally it is a wildly different beast.
Features wise, the Galaxy Tab 3 does not dazzle. It is a decidedly mid-to-low-end product and its specs tell the entire story. It has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels and 169 PPI, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB or 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB of storage and a 4,000mAh battery. It also sports a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera and a 3-megapixel rear camera.
It will be offered in Wi-Fi only and 3G HSPA+ variants, and it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on top of which the Samsung TouchWiz interface is running. Samsung says that the Wi-Fi version of the tablet will start shipping in May globally, but the 3G version will only be available in June.
It competes more with the likes of the Asus MemoPad and the Acer Iconia B1 tablet however we are guessing it will hold an edge in terms of processing power thanks to its more powerful dual-core chipset.