Samsung officially introduces Galaxy Tab 3: mid-range hardware

By , source: Samsung

In early February, the first alleged specifications of a Samung Galaxy Tab 3 leaked onto the internet. Some of these have now been debunked, the result of Samsung's official introduction of the device. As usual, the South Korean manufacturer isn't aiming for the high-end segment, but focuses on a quality mid-range device offering a good price/performance ratio instead.

This immediately becomes clear when looking at the tech specs of the new tablet. The Galaxy Tab 3 has a 7-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 'just' 1024x600 pixels. It's powered by an unspecified 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The Galaxy Tab 3 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has 1 GB of memory and two cameras: a 3-megapixel version on the back, and a smaller 1.3-megapixel webcam on the front. Naturally, support for A-GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi (both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz) is also present. Dependent on the version, either 8 GB or 16 GB of storage capacity is available. Optionally, a MicroSD card or the USB-port can be used to expand upon the storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is sized 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 millimetres and weighs 302 grams (WiFi-only), or 306 grams (with 3G modem). This includes a 4000 mAh battery. The WiFi-only model will be available later this month, while the 3G-version is expected to launch in June. Prices haven't yet been mentioned.

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