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Galaxy Tab 3 will launch in May

Samsung has officially announced its new 7” Galaxy Tab 3, which will be available in Wi-Fi or 3G versions. The tablet is designed to be extremely portable and is narrow enough to be held in one hand.

The 7” screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600 and a pixel density of 169 pixels per inch. The operating system for the tablet will be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Don’t expect to take any high quality pictures with the Galaxy Tab 3, as it has just a 1.3-megapixel front camera and a three-megapixel rear camera.

The processor under the hood is 1.2 GHz dual-core unit paired with 1 GB of RAM.  The Galaxy Tab 3 will be offered with either 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage -- all versions of the tablet have a microSD card slot supporting up to 64 GB of additional storage.

All versions of the tablet feature 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi support, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, and USB 2.0 ports. The tablet also has an integrated accelerometer, light sensors, and more the tablet also features A-GPS and GLONASS.

The Wi-Fi version of the tablet will launch in May, with the 3G version launching in June. Pricing is unannounced at this time.

Source: Samsung

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RE: Why?
By hughlle on 4/29/2013 11:07:44 AM , Rating: 2
I have to agree. I was tempted by their tablets over those of the competition due to price etc, but even hardware aside, i just could not get over how utterly crap they looked and felt. Especially felt. I don't have any issue with using plastic, but they can at least go out of their way to make sure it doesn't feel like a piece of plastic. Ironically they also make the nexus 10, which is what i ended up buying, and it too is made from plastic, yet looks and feels absolutely fantastic. Why are they unable to put this kind of work into their own brand tablets.

And i agree, low end hardware for a small "low end" device, but i have no interest in a note or an S4, why can't we have a high end small tablet? A 10 inch tablet is great, but i do not like taking it around town with me because of it's size, but want to be able to use something larger than a smartphone.

RE: Why?
By retrospooty on 4/29/2013 11:55:25 AM , Rating: 3
"A 10 inch tablet is great, but i do not like taking it around town with me because of it's size, but want to be able to use something larger than a smartphone."

As a current gen Nexus 7 owner I hear you... It's the perfect size. I tried 9 inch Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD+.
Both great res, but too large for my needs. If I am carrying a screen that large, it may as well be a full on laptop to get real work done. 7 inch tablets are perfect little portable's.

Anyhow, getting to the point, the next Nexus 7 should be announced in may and should have a 1920x1200 screen with a decent CPU (Probably Snapdragon 600 or 800). rumors have it as the same size tablet with a larger screen (thus smaller bezel). To me, a 7.5-8 inch Nexus with the same size frame, faster CPU and higher res is the absolute perfect tablet.

RE: Why?
By kmmatney on 4/29/2013 5:46:40 PM , Rating: 3
After having played with 7" tablets, I really like the form factor of the iPad mini much better. The resolution isn't great, but the 4:3 aspect ratio is really nice.

RE: Why?
By retrospooty on 4/29/2013 8:31:41 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah it is nice other than the res. an iPad mini with retina would be the one Apple product I would be interested in buying, at least out of the current lineup and obvious things that are coming soon. I don't know about the OS though. Way old and dated and lacking in features.

RE: Why?
By Mint on 4/29/2013 7:22:21 PM , Rating: 2
That's basically how I see the future of the ARM tablet market. Laptops/hybrids are getting very light, and making 10" tablets a functional compromise with no benefits. On the other side, big and fast smartphones with 1080p displays can do almost everything a tablet can as well.

Basically, the tablet market is getting squeezed into a 7-8" niche. Personally, I don't see the point in getting one, as I have a Note 2.

RE: Why?
By retrospooty on 4/29/2013 1:07:49 PM , Rating: 2
There's the high end... A potential 11 inch 2560x1600 tablet with the Octa 8 CPU.

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