Samsung surprised us by announcing the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3. The specs are "okay." Wi-Fi version is coming in May while the 3G model will follow in June. Do you think Samsung should just drop this line and focus more on its Note series?
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.
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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.