Samsung has unveiled a new 7-inch tablet. The Galaxy Tab 3 is a slim device that will directly compete with the smaller tablets offered by rivals Apple, Amazon, and Google.
The Galaxy Tab 3 has full 1080p HD playback and is powered by a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor. It runs on the Android operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean. It is available with either 8GB or 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. There is also a microSD slot for up to 64GB of additional storage space. It also sports a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera system.
One version of the Tab 3 will come with a chip allowing users to make phone calls with it – although it caps out at 3G and doesn’t offer an LTE option.
The Samsung 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 is nothing earth shattering. There’s not a lot of difference than the Galaxy Tab 2 other than the expanded storage and ability to make phone calls (if you purchase that version).
Expect the Galaxy Tab 3 to cost about $200 – although no official pricing has been released. The Galaxy Tab 3 should hit the streets by late May.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.