Samsung has announced its latest generation Galaxy Tab device today. Dubbed as Galaxy Tab 3, the tablet will be released in Wi-Fi only and 3G + Wi-Fi versions. According to a press release issued by the company, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch Wi-Fi only version will go on sale in May, followed by 3G version in June.
The tablet does not really feature any huge improvements over the last generation Galaxy Tab device. Galaxy Tab 3 comes with a 7-inch display with poor 1024x600p resolution. It is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Samsung has realised that budget tablet market is more lucrative than high-end tablets, which hardly sell. If these features are any indication, we can expect to see $150-$169 price-tag for the Wi-Fi version.
The tablet will be competing with Acer’s Iconia B1, HP Slate 7 and Asus Fonepad tablets.
As you can see in the image, Samsung is using Galaxy Note 8.0 like design with Tab 3 with physical Home button back in tablets.
Full Press Release below:
Samsung Unveils GALAXY Tab 3
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.