Apr 29 2013, 10:05pm CDT | by Gene Ryan Briones
Gee that was fast. Just moments after hearing about a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 in the works, the South Korean technology giant that is Samsung took the wraps off the 3rd generation Galaxy Tab. But contrary to previous rumors, the new tablet sports a 7-inch form factor. It seems that Samsung has decided to forego the 8-inch size in order to avoid confusing the tablet with the recently launch Galaxy Note 8.0.
Plus, considering that Apple is poised to launch a new iPad mini anytime soon, the 7-inch size seemed like the perfect weapon. The Galaxy Tab 3 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It has a 3-megapixel rear-camera and a 1.3-megapixel camera, and it is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The display resolution is average at 1024 x 600 and the PPI is quite low at 169. However, on top of the 8GB and 16GB storage options, users can enjoy the nifty microSD card slot. The Galaxy Tab 3 also has a 4,000 mAh battery.
Gene Ryan Briones
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.
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