Monday , August 21 2017

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 3

Galaxy Tab 3
Samsung has just announced the successor to the Galaxy Tab 2, launching the Galaxy Tab 3. While it is a very quiet launch in comparison to the recent gala launch of the Galaxy S4, Samsung is focusing on the Tab 3 as a tablet that is easy to hold in one-hand with a sleek design and enhanced capabilities, with a thinner bezel than its predecessor. While there have been some slight upgrades to the hardware beneath the 7″ screen, the Galaxy Tab 3 retains the same resolution as the Tab 2(1024×600).

Galaxy Tab 3 Specs :

  • 7 inch WSVGA – 1024 x 600 TFT Screen @ 169 PPI
  • 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8/16GB Internal Memory with microSD Card Slot up to 64GB
  • 3MP Rear Camera with 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
  • WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth® 3.0, A-GPS with GLONASS WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct and USB 2.0
  • 3G Version :
    • 3G : HSPA+21 / 5.76 Quad 850/900/1900/2100
    • 2G : EDGE/GPRS Quad 850/900/1800/1900
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9mm – 302g(Wi-Fi), 306g (3G)
  • 4,000 mAh Li-Ion Battery

The Tab 3 will be released in Wi-Fi and 3G models with the Wi-Fi model becoming available in May and the 3G model following soon after in June. We’ve contacted Samsung Australia with regards to local availability and will let you know of any updates.

 
Source: SamsungMobilePress.
Via: TheVerge.

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17 Comments on "Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 3"

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Greg
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Greg

1024×600 – fewer pixels than a 2011 Galaxy Nexus in a screen 2.5 times the area.

I guess if they sold it at $99 it might be considered value – they could compete with alibaba.

lobie81
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lobie81
you guys needs to understand that Sammys Tab line of tablets is more aimed at the budget end of the market. The tab 2 7″ went directly toe-to-toe with the Nexus 7 and I know lots of people who bought them. The Note range is for the spec junkies. Those who say there is no market for 7″ tablets with lower specs and smaller prices tags is living in Disneyland. Asus, HP, Acer and Samsung all have models in that bracket and reports are all are selling well. The Nexus 7 did it’s job and opened the market. As long… Read more »
Michael Conradsen
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If its priced around the 250 mark i will buy one.

NOZ
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IMO they are wasting their time if they are not gonna push specs. So few bought the tab 2 7inch. Keeping incremental updates like design changes and refinement is all well and good and software updates etc but do it when you’ve esyablish a good base. I dont want a 10 inch tablet any longer. I want 7-8inches, slim, full hd with a decent processor amd 2gb ram. There is NO pull for this device.

Paul
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Paul

I was under the assumption that advances in technology improve the breed. Doesn’t appear like there is any compelling reasons to replace my Tab 7.7, which hardware wise, is at least two generations behind current phones! How about some quad (or octa) core love with full HD, 2GB RAM etc

Damon Lewis
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Damon Lewis

Poor specs with hardware/capacitive buttons on a tablet…What is the intended market for this tablet?

ejparker
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ejparker

Specs don’t look too good. Seems just a tad better then my three year old Acer A500 depending on the rest of the specs.

DJB23
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DJB23

how about the 8.9″ and 10.1″ versions?

Alex D
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Funny how they have announced this, yet my poor Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is still awaiting to be upgraded to Android 4.1 whilst they have also cancelled the Galaxy Note 10.1 due to poor sales. Sigh!!!

JB
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They haven’t canceled the Note 10.1, infact its selling very very well.

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Horrible specs, Samsung could have a good tablet market share if they release something high end. Just my 2 cents.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Or if they’d release low spec, budget market, devices like this, at a price point that matches the low, outdated, specs.

Richard Cikursch
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They did,it’s called the Note 8″ ,heard of it? Don’t worry ,no one else has either.

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

The Note 8 didn’t have very good specs either. Yes, obviously I’ve heard of it. It also doubles as a phone.

xperia z
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xperia z

I actually saw someone using this as a phone I just didn’t get a chance to take a photo of him 🙂

Richard Cikursch
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I thought you might have :),i got one last week and i’m finding it just as good as my nexus, and now that theirs some support starting on XDA can only get better.

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Agreed about support, but my point is, we shouldn’t have to refer to developers to get a good experience out of the box.

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